Activities | Year 9

Visual CV

Student Learning Outcomes

  • Raise awareness of personal strengths and abilities
  • Team work skills
  • Increase knowledge and understanding of factors to consider when making decisions about GCSE’s


An opportunity for Year 9 students to spend a day at the University working with University staff and undergraduate students to create a Visual CV. This activity is delivered in the Autumn term, for dates available for this activity please contact DMU directly. The CV concentrates on four main areas; values and beliefs, team working skills, multiple intelligence skills and goal setting, specific to each individual pupil. Through a series of interactive activities based on these key areas, pupils will be encouraged to examine their personal skills and natural abilities. They will consider their future ambitions as a way of assisting them in making insightful decisions, particularly in their upcoming GCSE subject options. The CV is a starting point, or a daily reminder, which can be further developed to incorporate each pupil’s growing skill base and future goals. This activity should ideally take place before students make their GCSE subject choices.

Eligibility: This activity is targeted according to Widening Participation criteria, more information is available on under ‘Identifying Your Cohort’ on our How to Book pages.

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