What is the Leicester Award?
The Leicester Award is a personal skills development programme which recognises and adds value to the activities you engage with outside your degree. The award helps you to reflect upon the skills you are developing, communicate your achievements, and investigate your desired career pathway.
The Leicester Award is recognised on your final academic transcript and Higher Education Achievement Report (HEAR), which provides clear evidence of your commitment to developing yourself above and beyond your degree studies.
How can I apply for the Leicester Award?
by 5pm on Friday 31st October. If you have already completed the Leicester Award consider doing for the Leicester AwardThe Leicester Award Gold.
Got a question? Visit us at the Festival of Careers in the 'Get Involved Gazebo' or drop-in and speak to us in the Career Development Service on Tuesdays and Fridays from 12-1pm.
What are the benefits of the Leicester Award?
Through participating in the Leicester Award you will:
• Develop the key transferable skills employers are looking for
• Gain recognition for your involvement in extra-curricular activities
• Be able to confidently communicate your skills and achievements
• Receive training and support to help you achieve your career goals
How can I achieve the Leicester Award?
The Leicester Award is achieved by taking part in one of the recognised extra-curricular activities combined with the completion of the compulsory Leicester Award elements.
The award starts in November and finishes in April.
As part of the Leicester Award you will be expected to complete the following compulsory elements:
• An Introductory workshop
• 4 online e-workshops on Blackboard
• Present an oral presentation
• Submit a final portfolio
Am I eligible to do the Leicester Award?
To be eligible for the award you should be undertaking at least one of the recognised activities, which can include volunteering or part-time work. You also need to have completed either a Talent Academy, Extra-Curricular Challenge or have equivalent experience to be eligible for the programme.
The Leicester Award is open to all University of Leicester Students from all year groups.
Students are only able to complete one Leicester Award during their time at University.
Activities and Experiences
There are more than 50 activities accredited by the Leicester Award for you to choose from. If you are not already participating in an activity check to see if they are accepting applications OR consider volunteering or part-time work.