The Worcester Award

What is the Worcester Award? 

Worcester Award winner with her certificate

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 four levels: Bronze; Silver; Gold and Platinum. You can decide which level of the award you want to aim for. More information about the requirements for each level is below.

In 2020/21, over 150 students completed the Worcester Award.

You can register for the Worcester Award through myCareer from 1st October 2021. Click the Pathways icon on your myCareer homepage. To complete the award, you would need to record and reflect upon your activities through myCareer. You can see the requirements for each level of the Worcester Award by clicking on the graphic below or by visiting the page What do I need to do to achieve the Worcester Award?

If you have any queries, you can send them through myCareer or email worcesteraward@worc.ac.uk.

If you have any difficulties accessing regular paid work due to issues such as COVID-19, 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 nine academic schools
  • 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 degree transcript 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 do the different levels involve? 

Find out what you need to do for each level by clicking here.

Recording your activities

To complete any level of the Worcester Award you will need to record your activities as part of the Worcester Award pathway on myCareer

Worcester Platinum Award

The Platinum Award involves a three day leadership course in April and is limited to 30 students. To be eligible for the course, you would need to achieve the Gold Award and submit an application via myCareer by 28th January 2022. If you have any questions about the Platinum Award, please send them via myCareer or email worcesteraward@worc.ac.uk.

 

Contact us

Send us a query on myCareer
Telephone: 01905 855166

For careers advice and guidance, book an appointment to see one of our careers advisers through myCareer

myCareer logo

Follow & like us on Twitter & Facebook for job opportunities, CV tips & career advice!

Visit the Careers blog