Leicester Award celebration photos

Posted by mjs76 at Sep 02, 2010 12:55 PM |
The Leicester Award for Employability provides our students with opportunities for developing their skills and expertise outside the regular curriculum.

There are a range of different schemes and courses which can contribute to the Leicester Award, recognising extracurricular work such as volunteering, enterprise or acting as an ambassador for the University.

All the various courses contribute towards ‘The Leicester Award’ and also provide an important boost for the employment prospects of those students who receive the Award. The Award is listed on stuidents’ transcripts and there is even a scheme which allows our Distance Learning students to participate in the Award.

The Students’ Union has posted some photos onto Flickr of the event held earlier this year to celebrate and congratulate the latest batch of Leicester Award recipients.

Current programmes within the Leicester Award scheme

  • Experience Employability is for students who have a part time job and want to reflect on the skills they are gaining.
  • Tomorrow's Managers is a popular two-day course giving an insight into management.
  • Course Representative is open to any student who is currently an elected course rep.
  • Learning Futures offers students the opportunity to take part in a piece of research by considering a variety of plausible ‘alternative futures’ for learning and teaching methods.
  • FLEX allows a student to undertake a Leicester Award in an entirely distance learning environment.
  • The Volunteering Award is perfect for students who are already engaged in volunteering activities or would like to undertake them.
  • The Leicester Ambassadors programme is suitable for any student wishing to work as an Ambassador for the University either on open days or school visits.
  • The Student Communication Team Award offers students the chance to work as part of the Student Development Marketing Team, gaining experience of PR and marketing.
  • Enterprise Inc is a scheme for students who are considering starting their own business.
  • The Social Enterprise Way brings together volunteer students and graduates who want to gain valuable experience in real work projects with social enterprise businesses.