Build Your Skills

Getting involved in activities and experiences beyond your degree gives you the chance to work out what you enjoy and what you’re good at. This section of our website will help you to build your skills, gain focused work experience and begin to meet employers, as part of the ‘Plan where you want to go’ phase of Your Career Development Journey – unsure what this is? Find out more here.


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Develop your skills whilst helping others through a range of local volunteering opportunities.

Gold box with red text reading - Gain real business experience

Build valuable commercial awareness by working on real business projects with local businesses.

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Support fellow students through mentoring schemes or peer learning groups.

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Become a Student Union Leader, Ambassador or Residential Advisor.

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Learn new languages or gain experience of teaching others.

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From business competitions to personal development programmes, find out what other opportunities are available...



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A nationally recognised record of your academic and extra-curricular achievements.

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Skills development programmes which help you build your skills and meet employers whilst gaining recognition.


To find view a full list of all HEAR/Leicester Award accredited activities go here.

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