Fieldwork provides a unique situation in which you can develop a host of transferable skills, both individually and as part of a team.

Cognitive Skills

Critical Thinking
Being able to consider issues from a range of different perspectives and, using relevant concepts, to produce an analytical assessment of the subject
Data Synthesis
Being able to collate relevant information from a variety of sources and then to present this as a reasoned, coherent, argument
Being able to manipulate numerical data to present a reasoned, coherent argument
Being able to construct well-argued and grammatically correct texts, to locate and retrieve relevant ideas from within academic debates, and reference these accurately
Information Literacy
Being able to identify, locate and retrieve books, journal articles and alike in both paper and electronic forms and to use these sources (including websites) to gather relevant information, which is then synthesised and presented using appropriate IT facilities

Self-Management Skills

Planning and Organisation
Being able to set objectives, plan actions and manage your time and resources effectively in order to achieve your goals
Being aware of, and being able to choose between, opportunities that enable you to achieve your goals, having gathered and evaluated relevant information
Innovation and Creativity
Being able to generate and visualise novel ideas and concepts - Initiative: being able to identify and make effective use of different types of materials, to initiate ideas and see them through to completion
Having the ability to work unsupervised, to plan effectively and to meet deadlines
Being able to critically evaluate and analyse complex problems in order to reach a solution
Being able to respond readily to changing situations and priorities

Interaction Skills

Oral Communication
Using your speech and behaviour effectively to present and exchange opinions, ideas and information
Using and responding to non-verbal behaviours, making use of active listening techniques, giving constructive feedback