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 if you want to go for the Silver and/or Gold levels of the award.

Last year, over 252 students completed the Worcester Award, including 119 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). The deadline for handing in completed log books at firstpoint is Friday 13th April 2018. You are advised to hand it in well in advance if you are aiming for the Gold Award. More Silver Award Workshops have been scheduled for 2018: you can book your place here.

Worcester Award winner with her certificate

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]. Log books cannot be completed online; the attached document is for reference only.

Click this button to register for the Worcester Award