The Leicester Award Gold

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The Leicester Award Gold is a career development programme, for Leicester Award completers, designed to support them to achieve a significant experience such as an Internship, Year in Industry, Study Abroad or Business-Start-Up Opportunity.

How do I complete the Leicester Award Gold?

Second year students have the Leicester Award Gold timetabled as part of a core second year module. All other year groups will be invited to attend an introductory workshop via email. If for any reason you have missed your introductory workshop, please email expressing an interest in achieving the award. The Leicester Award Gold team will then respond with details of how you can still achieve the award this semester.

The programme is only open to students who have successfully completed The Leicester Award. If you have any questions about this, please email the Leicester Award Gold team at

Why should I do it?

The Leicester Award Gold supports your transition into graduate life. It gives you the opportunity to explore areas of interest such as working for an employer, further study opportunities and/or starting your own business. You will self-reflect and explore career planning, enabling you to locate a suitable significant experience, develop your commercial awareness, practise psychometric testing and learn how to articulate your attributes on both academic and professional applications.

Further Benefits

  • Create an effective graduate CV and cover letter
  • Unlock the Professional Mentoring Programme
  • Gain access to an advanced level Bright Network membership
  • Unlock exclusive activities such as speed interviews, corporate social events and early access to careers fairs
  • Apply for exclusive job opportunities
  • Receive detailed feedback on a professional application

Our Students

It provides good transferable skills, which will definitely help in the future, when it comes to applying to jobs or a postgraduate course.
2nd Year, English Student
You get an award for submitting documents that you have to make for your placement applications anyway!
2nd Year, Aerospace Engineering Student
It was very useful to practice writing a CV and cover letter before I actually had to apply for graduate roles. I also found that it was very easy to complete around my degree.
2nd Year, Medical Genetics Student

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