The Leicester Award

The Leicester Award is a scheme which formally recognises volunteering, part-time work and training courses that you do alongside your studies. This is a great way to sell yourself and gives you something else to shout about on your CV.

The Award will help you develop, assess, recognise and record the employability skills you are developing during your time at Leicester, whether that’s volunteering, part-time work, business start-up or Students’ Union involvement. Taking part in Leicester Award activities means that your CV will stand out from the competition.

The Award begins in November each year and runs until April. You'll do a one-hour introductory workshop at the beginning of the course, as well as four online workshops delivered through our virtual learning environment; Blackboard. Each online workshop will take between and 90 minutes and three hours to complete. You'll then keep a record of the 25 hours of volunteering or part-time work that you undertake.

"So the Leicester Award is in full swing now and I can say its been quite rewarding so far – even only 2 weeks in! I chose Environmental Volunteering for my 25 hours and as part of that I have attended two sustainability workshops held by the Environment Team." - Caroline, Geography blogger