Step 3 - Skills Bank
Although we've called the Skills Bank step 3, it should be completed throughout the summer along with your Activities Checklist. This will allow you to receive help and support with completing it and will save a you from a mad rush just before the deadline.
The Skills Bank is the part of the paperwork designed to allow you to describe the skills you have gained throughout all of your activities.
For each skill, write 200-300 words describing (in STAR format) how you developed the skill.
Make sure you describe what you did (not your team), paying particular attention to the Action section. The examples you use should impress an employer - work experience and volunteering have more impact.
Try to choose examples from the whole range of activities you've completed - don't just focus on one or two activities.
Acronyms should be explained (e.g. LUSU = Lancaster University Student Union) and non-standard abbreviations should be avoided (e.g. exec -> Executive Committee).
You will have a bank of examples for all the different skills you may be asked to demonstrate. This self-reflection is very useful as you may find skills which you think you need to develop more.