Let’s Grow activities

Enhancing academic knowledge

External lectures

Our location in the centre of London’s university district provides a stimulating context for your learning. You can really benefit from attending online lectures, talks and presentations by accomplished academics from other institutes and from fields beyond your own subject area.

Each term we invite students to engage with public lectures that are organised by neighbouring institutions. In the past, students have attended lectures at the London School of Economics, Gresham College, Goodenough College and University College London.

Bloomsbury Institute External Speakers Programme

Our external speakers programme offers students the opportunity to hear from leading figures from a number of sectors and fields. This is not only an amazing opportunity to enhance your learning, but also build networks in the fields you spire to get build a career in.

Six events take place each semester, three Lunchtime Dialogues and three evening seminars. Information on Bloomsbury Institute’s seminar events is published on Canvas, our Events page and through emails sent to students in advance of each event.

Graduate employability

Internship module

Students can take the Internship module across all courses to help enhance and make your CV stand out.

Taking this module can help you gain a breadth of practical experience in the workplace, and the teaching on the module supports this experience by carrying out work-based activities and reflecting on the benefits of the activities to the business and yourself.

Volunteering

Volunteering enables all students to gain excellent professional experience and can boost your career options by enhancing your team-working, networking, communication and organisation skills.

Our advisors, based in the Centre for Student Engagement, Wellbeing and Success (SEWS) can help you to find suitable volunteering opportunities.

Student Guild societies and clubs

Being active in the Student Guild, especially through getting involved in societies and clubs, will help you get the most out of your student experience both during and after your academic journey.

Bloomsbury Institute’s Student Guild allows you to extend your learning beyond the classroom and share and acquire knowledge in a social and friendly environment.

Central to this is participation in the different societies and clubs or, indeed, your involvement in setting up a new society or club.

If you decide to set up a club or society or become involved in the running of an existing one, you can enhance your employability skills through activities such as event planning, organisation, fundraising, budgeting, and marketing.

Networking

Networking is a daily activity which involves engagement with friends, fellow students, family members, academics, mentors, former colleagues and managers. Students can also network through social media, e.g. LinkedIn and through joining a professional, statutory or regulatory body.

Networking involves building relationships, seeking advice, sharing information and using connections in personal and career development.

Staff from the Centre for Student Engagement, Wellbeing and Success can give you advice on networking opportunities.

Developing leadership skills

Student Representatives

Our Student Representatives play an important role in the life of our Institute by providing feedback on course delivery and by representing the views of other students on several important committees.

By signing up to be a Student Representative, you can develop leadership and also transferable skills such as team work, and self-management, which are incredibly valued in the workplace.

Peer Advisors

Every year Bloomsbury Institute works with the Student Guild to train newly selected Peer Advisors to provide a virtual and onsite Peer Advice Service.

This friendly and supportive service includes sharing important information, helping with Bloomsbury Institute systems access/usage, and signposting where applicable.

Being a Peer Advisor really contributes to a great student experience and is a great way to improve your communication and organisation skills.

Peer Assisted Learning (PAL)

Peer Assisted Learning (PAL) is an internationally recognised scheme based around peer teaching.

Each year we train students to lead online study sessions outside of classes, for students studying in the year below themselves, to help them master the material they study during lectures, workshops and seminars.

Becoming one of our trained students, and leading a study session, is an excellent way for you to develop graduate employability skills such as group working, autonomy, communication and problem-solving.

If you’d like to hear more information about any of the activities please email X.