The Leicester Award

Your personal development programme

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The Leicester Award is a personal development programme available to all University of Leicester students. The programme helps you to identify, develop, reflect upon and articulate your self-awareness and transferable skills from your academic studies and experiences beyond your degree – developing your CV and making you more employable.

How do I complete the Leicester Award?

If you are a first year undergraduate, you will complete the Leicester Award automatically as part of your course. If for any reason you have missed your Leicester Award deadline, please email expressing an interest in achieving the award. The Leicester Award team will then respond with details of how you can still achieve the award this semester.

Not a first year undergraduate? You will be able to complete the programme online via Blackboard.

  • Undergraduates in their second, penultimate or final year have been automatically enrolled onto the 'Leicester Award for Undergraduates 2018/19' on Blackboard.
  • Postgraduate Taught students have automatically enrolled onto the 'Leicester Award for Postgraduates 2018/19' on Blackboard.
  • Distance Learners can complete the Leicester Award online by emailing to request access to the programme.

Programme Structure

  • Workshop 1 (timetabled or online) – developing self-awareness
  • Workshop 2 (timetabled or online) – reflecting on your experience and developing your CV
  • Assessed Portfolio (reflection and CV)


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  • Better understand your strengths, development areas and motivations
  • Gain additional experience and develop your transferable skills
  • Develop your reflective skills and learn how to articulate your transferable skills, knowledge and achievements from your experience
  • Develop an appropriate CV and receive feedback
  • Prepare you for the Leicester Award Gold
  • Recognised by the Duke of Edinburgh Award's scheme (DofE) – automatically complete the ‘skills section’ of the DofE by successfully completing the Leicester Award

Our students

It helps your CV and also allows for you to analyse yourself and see your strengths and weaknesses.
Psychology student
Taking time to reflect on activities and experience is not something I naturally spend time doing, so being directed to take time to do so is very powerful and revealing.
Human Resource Management and Training student
I believe that participating in the Leicester Award has enabled me to reflect upon my education, experiences and learning which is something I would not have done otherwise.
Maths student

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