The Leicester Award

We want you to make the most of your time at university, so we’ve created the Leicester Award – your inspirational personal development programme.

Leicester Award LogoThe Leicester Award gives you the opportunity to discover new skills, new experiences and new friendships. It’ll enrich your student life by encouraging you to challenge yourself and try new things. You’ll develop your confidence, resilience, decision making skills and help you to create a bright future for yourself.

Ready to find out what the Leicester Award could do for you?


I feel this has helped me to outline my own strengths and weaknesses allowing me to know what I’m good at and what areas I need to improve on.

Psychology Student – First Year Undergraduate

Really opens your eyes to what you learnt and what your goals and aspirations are.

Media & Communications Student – First Year Undergraduate

The Leicester Award is about being the best that you can be. You will:

  • Discover more about yourself
  • Meet people with similar interests to you
  • Develop your confidence, resilience and decision making skills
  • Receive a certificate and recognition on your final degree transcript
  • Unlock exclusive opportunities to further develop your skills with the Leicester Award Gold.

What does it involve?

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Adventurous, caring, sporty or creative, however you might describe yourself you can choose activities that interest you. Use our experience page to get some inspiration.

How to access

The Leicester Award is a core component of your first year and is available to everyone. It doesn’t matter who you are, where you’re from or whether you know where you want to go the Leicester Award will help you to reach your potential.

If you are a first year student you will have a timetabled workshop within your first semester.

Not a first year student? Maybe you’re a Postgraduate or Distance Learner? Don’t worry, you can still access the Leicester Award online via Blackboard where you can complete the entire programme without having to set foot on campus. Just log on to Blackboard, search for ‘Leicester Award 2017/18’ course and self-enrol. The course ID is CSX026.

The enrolment deadline for this semester has now passed.

Help and Support

If you have any questions about the Leicester Award or need some support take a look at our 'Frequently Asked Questions' page or contact us:

Or make an appointment with an advisor.

Leicester Talks

For support regarding emotional and mental wellbeing, academic, financial and social support visit Leicester Talks, an online list of support services that are here for you including University, Students’ Union, student-led and community services.

Completed your Leicester Award Programme Survey? Read our terms and conditions for more information about being entered into our free prize draw.

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