A West Yorkshire university’s Career Booster Programme gives students the skills they need compete in the competitive graduate job market. Students receive access to workshops, masterclasses, webinars, lectures and panel sessions on topics ranging from project management to data analysis.
Recognising the growing importance of digital and hybrid work, the university understood the need to equip students with the essential skills to thrive in the future of work.
Since 2020, Live More Offline has collaborated with the university to deliver workshops that help students develop healthy technology habits. The workshops focus on four core themes: digital wellbeing, digital productivity, human connection, and digital habit change, all designed to equip students with vital skills to benefit them throughout their careers.
Workshop 1: Thriving in a digital age, demonstrates the impact of digital behaviour on productivity and the value of attention in maintaining focus. The workshop teaches students useful digital habits for better focus, sleep and human connection.
Workshop 2: ‘Virtual connection,’ covers ways to deepen human connection in virtual platforms. Students learn how to get the most out of remote meetings and enhance their efficiency with asynchronous working.
Workshop 3: ‘Wellbeing and balance,’ looks at the impact of the pressure of ‘always-on’ working cultures and how to identify and avoid overload and burnout. By doing so, participants learn how to find their healthy balance with technology.Workshop 4: ‘Digital Pproductivity,’ gives students the skills to reduce distractions and video exhaustion in order to boost focus, creativity and strategic thinking. These are vital skills for working efficiently and gaining more time from the working day.
This session is crucial not only for my future career journey but also for my personal journey. It helped me find ways to recreate my relationship with technology to make it healthier and more productive.
Staying focused in the face of digital distractions will enable me to achieve more.
The major strength of the workshop was how interactive the session was.