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Welcome to Week 2

Watch this video introduction to the course 'University and Your Future', which explores the value of extra-curricular activities at university.

This week we are going to turn our focus to the university experience in light of the ideas we explored in Week 1. Having identified your strengths and gained an understanding of how your environment might affect your choices and decision-making, in Week 2 you will take this learning and apply it to all the activities on offer at university. Making the most of these opportunities can be a great way to test out possible options, learn about yourself, and start to develop yourself professionally and personally.

You will hear from students at the University of Surrey about the activities you can get involved in, including the Students’ Union, clubs and societies. You will watch employers talk about the value they place on what students do alongside their degree. Finally, you will continue to work on the portfolio you started in Week 1. We will end with an action plan where you can set yourself some achievable goals for the future.

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