When it comes to training, one person's Liquorice is another person's Dolly Mixture. Whether you are a Student Rep, society member, or simply looking to improve your employabilty our training sessions provide free, high quality training sessions & workshops to all University of Manchester Students. 

Find all of our 2017 training sessions below:

Workplace Ethics Workshop on ‘Sexting, Social Media and Safeguarding’

The workshop will explore ethical challenges experienced by newly qualified professionals in the workplace, from the perspective of protecting children and young people from experiencing harm, or harming others, in the digital age.  

This workshop is for you if you are considering a career in teaching, social work,  community work (including the arts and charity sectors). You will also find the workshop valuable is you’re interested in a career working in law, policing, psychology and counselling, and many more.  

  • Explore contemporary ethical challenges facing newly qualified professionals
  • Improve your employability by gaining skills and experiences that will help you in applications and interviews
  • Challenge yourself by taking part in a dynamic and thought provoking workshop.
  • Learn about safeguarding from leading practitioners.
  • Develop your confidence in working in real-world multi-disciplinary settings

The workshop is a free offer to final year undergraduate students as part of the University of Manchester’s ‘Ethical Grand Challenges Programme’. See below for recent feedback from students on another of these Workplace Ethics Challenge workshops.

The Sexting, Social Media and Safeguarding Workshop is taking place on the afternoon of Wednesday 26th April (13:00-15:30).

To find out more, and to sign up to take part, please go to the Ethical Grand Challenges website.  

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Getting To Grips With Your Money: Looking After Your 'Wealth-being'  

*Online Training*

Develop your money management skills with our interactive suite of online resources focussing on topics such as budgeting, saving and debt. We’ve teamed up with financial education experts, Blackbullion, to offer free, 5-minute sessions that can be completed on a mobile, tablet or laptop – so whether you’re waiting for the bus or in between lectures, you can get money smarter.

To access training: Access it through My Manchester > My Finances or

Hosted and delivered by: University of Manchester - Student Support & Advice Team


Hill Skills with BMC 

Walking in the hills can be a daunting prospect if you have never done it before. To stay safe and enjoy your time on the hill you need some basic skills and expertise to guide you on your way. The Hill & Mountain Skills courses are designed to teach you just that. They aim to equip you with the basic knowledge and safety skills required to participate in hill and mountain walking in your own time.

People hill walk for many reasons, but a significant motivating factor is the sense of freedom that you gain from exploring the great outdoors. Discovering new places and challenging yourself adds to the whole experience and within the UK and Ireland there are vast areas to explore and enjoy.

The Hill Skills courses are nationally accredited and developed by Mountain Training. The courses are delivered by our approved course Tutors, who are all experienced Mountain Training award holders and work on behalf of the course Provider.

Register interest for this event HERE.


Event & Project Management

Event and project management share many of the same skills and can be tackled in the same way. In this session, learn how to manage your time, money and stakeholders  (people who care) by using techniques that you can apply to absolutely anything, even your everyday activities! Many .jobs now ask for some sort of project management skills, so get ahead of your competition with this session!

Run by:  Rebecca Vafeas

Register interest for this event HERE.

Engaging Young People

This session aims to give you an overview of useful face-face activities and engagement tools for a young audience.

Run by: Katie Barnes & Miriam Amies


Register interest for this event HERE.

Making The Most Out Of Meetings

Learn how to present your opinions confidently and assertively. We’ll discuss presentation techniques, meeting etiquette and strategies for achieving satisfactory outcomes.

Run by: Lisa Tighe, Freya Potter & Charlotte Raynes

Register interest for this event HERE.

Reflecting & Articulating your skills: Evaluating

This session will give you the opportunity to reflect on your involvement in Students' Union activities and articulate this experience in terms of the skills and competencies you have developed, helping you to be more confident in job applications and at interviews.

Run by: Janet Willis & Caroline Everson


Register interest for this event HERE.

Look After Your Mate

This is a session aimed for students who are looking to support a friend at university who may be struggling with their mental health.

The workshop covers key practical tips including:

● Spotting signs in a friend

● How to start a conversation

● How to support a friend: listening and learning

● Signposting to support

● Looking after your own wellbeing as a supporter

This workshop has been developed by Student Minds.


Register interest for this event HERE.

Anger Hope & Change - How You Can Make Changes To Your Course

You have a say in what you are learning and how it is delivered, so come along for tips on how to tackle issues. Come along to learn how to turn a complaint into action


Register interest for this event HERE.

Public Speaking

Come along to learn how to feel more confident with Public Speaking and improve your style.


Register interest for this event HERE.


Introduction to Crowdfunding

Need funding for your society, project or volunteering? Heard of crowdfunding but not really sure what it is?

This session will introduce how to raise funds using an online crowdfunding platform: what to include in your pitch and video, what rewards to offer, and how to promote it so you get donations. It will also explain whether The University of Manchester’s own crowdfunding platform would be right for your project, and what support is available to help you get started and achieve your targets

Run by: Keira Gould (University Of Manchester Students Union Division of Development and Alumni Relations)  

Register interest for this event HERE.