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York Strengths

York Strengths. Your first steps to a happier and successful career

Relationship builder, communicator, achiever, learner

Digital connector, problem solver, organisation fit seeker

Feel happier, learn faster, have more energy

When you use your strengths - the things you are good at, and love to do - it doesn't feel like work. Strengths are who we are at our best. Research suggests that when individuals play to their strengths they are happier, more confident, more resilient, perform better and are more effective at developing themselves and growing as individuals.

Taking part in York Strengths can help you:

  • Find out more about yourself, and how to make the most of what you have to offer
  • Support your personal development and make the most of your time at University
  • Identify careers that suit you, and make better decisions for your future
  • Build your confidence in talking about your strengths, and demonstrating them to employers.

As a student with the University of York, you will have the opportunity to take part in a range of innovative activities. 

You can complete York Strengths by attending a Development Session (available to undergraduate first years) OR completing York Strengths Online (all students). Dedicated workshops for Masters students take place in November - bookings are now open in Handshake.

York Strengths is open to all students of the university, with different elements available for undergraduate, postgraduate taught, post graduate research or distance learning students. 

Find out more by exploring the pages below.

Introducing York Strengths