The Worcester Award

What is the Worcester Award?

The Worcester Award is an employability award run by the Careers & Employability team. It allows you to record extra activities you engage in during your time at the University of Worcester, and encourages you to reflect upon how these activities can help to improve your future employability. Gaining the Worcester Award will make you stand out from the crowd.

The Worcester Award has three levels: Bronze; Silver; Gold. You can decide which level of the award you want to aim for. More information about the requirements for each level is below.

Worcester Award winner with her certificate

Last year, over 265 students completed the Worcester Award, including 130 Gold Award winners.

To get started on the Worcester Award you will need to register by clicking the link below and entering your details. You will also need to collect a log book from firstpoint (Peirson Study & Guidance Centre, St. John's Campus). Once you have completed the requirements for Bronze or Silver, hand in your log book at firstpoint by Friday 12th April 2019. If you have completed the requirements for Silver and are aiming for Gold, hand in your log book at firstpoint by Friday 15th February 2019

If you have any queries, email worcesteraward@worc.ac.uk or call 01905 855354.

If you have any difficulties accessing regular paid work due to issues such as disability or visa requirements, please contact us directly to discuss your situation.

Who can achieve the Worcester Award?

Any University of Worcester student can achieve the Worcester Award. You can be:

  • From any of the six institutes
  • Studying full- or part-time
  • On your placement/sandwich year
  • Based at a partner college
  • On an undergraduate or postgraduate course

Why do the Worcester Award?

The Worcester Award (any level) will be recorded on your Higher Education Achievement Report (HEAR) when you graduate. You will receive an official certificate from the University of Worcester for your achievement too!

Employers like to see that students get involved with extra-curricular activities whilst at university. It's a brilliant addition to your CV, as well as being a great talking point at interviews and on application forms.

what counts towards your worcester award

What do the different levels involve? 

Click on the image to the left to find out what you need to do for each level.

Recording your activities: Worcester Award Log Book

To complete any level of the Worcester Award you will need to record your activities in the log book [PDF]. Due to unprecedented demand the hard copy supply of log books has now been exhausted. If you need a log book, please use the previous link to download and print a copy.

Click this button to register for the Worcester Award

New: Worcester Platinum Award

A new level of the Worcester Award is coming this academic year! The Worcester Platinum Award is open to those who have completed the Gold Award and want to go even further. It is a three day course designed to help you advance your skills, develop an awareness of what leadership involves, and reflect upon your own leadership capacity.

To be eligible to complete the Platinum Award, you must: 

  • Complete the Worcester Gold Award by 31st January 2019
  • Be able to complete pre-course activities
  • Be able to attend the three-day leadership course at the university: 15th-17th April 2019

Places are limited, therefore please apply by downloading and completing the application form. You will be informed by email if your application is successful. If you have any questions about the Platinum Award, please email worcesteraward@worc.ac.uk