Are you struggling through a dry January? Or are you trying to lose weight? Give up coffee? Sugar? Chocolate perhaps? Why not make a far less painful New Year’s resolution and aim to complete your Exeter Award in 2015!
What do I have to do?
The Exeter Award is an achievement award designed to give you recognition for the extra-curricular activities that you take part in whilst you’re a student here at Exeter. It’s a fairly easy way to really beef up your CV. You’ll need to attend a few skills sessions and gain some work experience, but there’s a good chance you’ve already taken part in some activities that you can count towards attaining the award, so you might already be halfway there!
The diagram below shows the steps you need to go through to complete the Award. You can see a larger version and find more information on the Exeter Award website.
Register or check your progress
Completing the Exeter Award is managed entirely through My Career Zone, this is where you will register to take part, sign up for events and track your progress. When you login click on the Exeter Award box in the centre of the screen to access your profile.
Work out which skills sessions appeal to you
Your Exeter Award profile provides links to the different activities you can count towards your Exeter Award, including events your College might be running.
Typical events include:
- Alumni panels
- Employer talks
- Skills sessions such as:
- time management
- stress management
- negotiation skills
Once you know which skills sessions or events you would like to attend – book your place via My Career Zone and put it in your diary. When you attend and scan-in this will automatically update on your award profile in My Career Zone: Magic!
Not sure what to do for the work experience element of the Exeter Award? You can count any paid work experience or any voluntary work undertaken since starting at the University. You can see what other students have done by following the links above.
If you have a question about the Exeter Award, someone else has probably asked it too, we have lots of Exeter Award FAQs for you to look at. You can also find out more about the different elements of the Exeter Award on the Exeter Award webpages.
Over 350 students completed their Exeter Award last year – will you be completing yours in 2015?
Work-Related Learning Co-ordinator