Key steps when you're mid-degree

You've completed your first year. A new year dawns, and with it comes plenty of possibilities, including these key activities:

The Leicester Award Gold1. The Leicester Award Gold

This offers you the chance to practice recruitment processes and prepare you for securing a significant professional experience, such as a summer internship, year in industry or year abroad.

If you’re in your second year, the Leicester Award Gold may be offered as part of your degree programme. All other Leicester Award completers can come along to one of our workshops - find out how you can get involved here.


Explore your career options

2. Explore your career options

Decide on your next steps after you graduate by following this simple four-step process. Once you’ve done this, you’ll have a clearer idea of what your strengths are and what professional experience you need to make sure you’re in the best position when you graduate.




3. Gain some professional experience

Work experience is always viewed favourably by employers, and as an added bonus it can help you decide about your future career. Explore different types of professional experience and find out how to secure an opportunity before entering your final year.



I did not complete the Leicester Award in the first year of my degree, is it too late to complete it?

No, it’s never too late! Find out how to complete the Leicester Award here.

Where can I gain some experience?

It’s a really good idea to build your experience during your time at university, which will develop your transferable skills. Find out what opportunities you can get involved with here.

How can I get support from the Career Development Service?

No matter where you are in your career journey, we can help you. We run a variety of 1-2-1 appointments and workshops, which you can find out about here.

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