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Expand your skills

It is increasingly being recognised that employers are looking for more than just academically qualified undergraduates.

The centrally run Skills Portal identifies transferable skills (such as organisational skills, interpersonal skills, and computer literacy) that you should be developing naturally on your course. The site also explores how you can make the most of your time at Cambridge and how you can prepare for your future.

The Skills portal includes an Academic Writing section. Developed primarily for first year students in response to feedback from supervisors within the Biological Sciences designed to support transition from school/college into academic writing at University.

The Faculty of Biology offers guidance on how to take notes on electronic devices, including advice and suggested software options for using your electronic device to take notes on PDF documents downloaded from Moodle.

Extra-curricular activities can also help you develop soft skills and experience. From running a society to volunteering, there are plenty of opportunities in Cambridge.

We host a non-exhaustive list of Undergraduate Research opportunities, including funding, scholarships, competitions.

Finally, the Careers Service offers a range of resources to explore your future, guide you through the preparation of your CV and cover letter, and secure a job after your studies.