Rise Up

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Rise Up has been tailored to the experiences of Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic students and will give students enrolled the opportunity to develop employment and life skills, confidence and networks.


Hertfordshire Students’ Union, the UH Careers and Employability Service, UH Widening Access and Student Success Team and the School of Life and Medical Sciences have collaborated to create a new empowerment programme for students. This programme was developed in consultation from Black, Asian and Minority Ethinic students, to ensure the content was what students would benefit from the most! The programme provides the details of all workshops and activities that you are expected to take part in. It is expected that you will engage in all sessions unless, see the dates and times further below on this webpage.

Taking part in this programme will also contribute to your Go Herts Award.

If there is any further information about the programme you would like to know, feel free to email: riseup@hertssu.com.


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Programme Schedule


  • Rise Up Launch Event - Racial Justice and Networking

  • Wednesday 3rd November 2021

  • 4 - 7 pm

  • The official launch of the Herts Rise Up Programme 2021. The Racial Justice session will help to improve your racial literacy. Within the session we will discuss thoughts and feels you may already have, which we will then help you with a range of theories and concepts. Another aim of the session is to help you motivate and inspire you to be a better version of yourself, as well, as helping you to remember that you are not a liability but you are an asset, wherever you choose to work.


  • Your Future Self

  • Wednesday 24th November 2021

  • 4 - 6 pm

  • Caroline Heard, Business Psychologist and Lecturer in the School of Life and Medical Sciences, will run an interactive workshop focusing on some of the models and tools that people use to help achieve success in the workplace.
  • You will have the opportunity to apply career theories to you own future career, as well as consider your future self in terms of values and goals.


  • Confidence and Motivation

  • Wednesday 8th December 2021

  • 4 - 6 pm

  • Ramat Tejani, Herts Alumni, will be joining us for a workshop around confidence and motivation. Ramat excelled working for Amazon, before founding The Inspiration Box; a company designed to enhance personal development. You will understand the power of confidence and mentality in order to achieve your aims and objectives, and what tools might help you reach that end goal.


  • Graduate Skills and Life After Graduation

  • Thursday 10th February 2022

  • 4 - 6 pm

  • Herts Careers and Employability team will provide a workshop around how best to prepare yourself for life after University, offering expertise into what employers are looking for, and how to get ahead of the crowd in the job market.


  • Discover Your Leadership Voice

  • Wednesday 23rd March 2022

  • 4 - 6 pm

  • Innerscope will be leading a session around unlocking potential, and understanding how to recognise this.