Frequently asked questions
Got a question about the Worcester Award that you haven't found the answer to?
Login to myCareer and click on the 'Pathways' button on your homepage. You can also find it by clicking on the 'Search' tab and then Pathways'.
Yes, any student registered at the University of Worcester can complete the Worcester Award. You can be from any course, institute, study part or full time, be in any year of study (or on a placement) or study at a partner college.
No, activities used for your Worcester Award do not have to be directly related to your course/degree. You may study Sports Therapy but work at your local restaurant part time - these hours can be recorded as you are gaining lots of well regarded skills, such as customer service and teamwork.
No, you can record hours from activities completed anywhere in the UK or internationally - as long as we can verify that you completed the activity. For example, if you work abroad during the summer holidays or live outside the UK and work when you are in your home country, you can use these hours - so long as the hours can be verified.
No, you can backdate any activity you’ve done since being a registered student at UW. So if you are a final year student, don’t panic - you can use activities from your first and second years!
If you cannot obtain contact details from the member of staff who oversaw your activity or a certificate of completion, then unfortunately you will not be able to use this activity for your Worcester Award. Please email any certificates to firstname.lastname@example.org and note this in the contact details fields on the activity form. Please be aware that activities are randomly checked to ensure the verification is legitimate.
Platinum: To be considered for the Platinum Award, you must have submitted your Platinum application by the 28th January 2022. This includes a completed Gold Award.
Gold: In order to achieve your Gold Award in 2021/22, you must have completed your Silver Award by the 11th February 2022.
Silver and Bronze: The deadline is the 15th April 2022.
You can aim for any level of the Worcester Award – you are not obliged to achieve each level.
We ask that you fill in the space on myCareer. We recommend that you use the S-T-A-R technique: Situation (what was the context for your activity?); Task (what did you need to do?); Action (what specifically did you do?); Result (what was the outcome?)
All Careers & Employability workshops can be found on myCareer.
No, you can either complete one level per year or all three levels in one year - it’s up to you!
Once you have submitted your CV or personal statement as part of your Gold Award, you will be able to book a presentation/interview slot (45 minutes in total) through myCareer. The 5-minute presentation would be a response to this question: ‘How will your experiences of doing the Worcester Award and the activities related to it help you stand out from the crowd?’ It would then be followed by questions from an interview panel about your experiences and skills.