Personal audit & transferable skills

Activity 1

1. Below are a list of skills and abilities. Complete an audit of where you are now. Record this in your learning journal/portfolio.

Rate yourself (1=Not very well developed; 3=very well developed)

Skills and Abilities




 Self-confidence  3
 Take risks  1
 Organise and plan  3
Manage Time  3
 Make presentations  2
 Act as a leader  2
 Listen to others  3
 Debate formally and informally  1
 Take notes  3

Although it is important to identify where we are now, it is not enough to stop there. We need to reflect upon how we can develop the skills where we are less confident and how we can transfer the skills in which we are confident and competent.

Activity 2

Complete the audit below, using the information from the table above.

Recognition Reflection Action
Skills already developed How will I use these How do I know (evidence)**
 Self confidence  To make new friends and be able to speak up during group decisions.
 Organise and plan  To ensure I dedicate enough time to my studies but also make space to experience university life.
 Manage time  To make sure I complete all tasks on time and still engage in further reading and reflection.
 Listen to others  Learn new ideas and skills from people from a wide variety of different backgrounds to enhance my learning.
 Take notes  To make sure I gain the most from lectures, understand the content and add my opinions.

** This section should be completed as you identify when/where/how you have used/developed these skills.

Part B – Activity 1

Recognition Reflection Action
Skills not yet developed How will I develop these How do I know (evidence)**
 Take risks  To step outside my comfort zone and not be afraid to make mistakes.
Debate formally and informally  Develop the skills to allow me to share my opinions on different subjects in different settings.