Exeter Award Ceremony
How to achieve the Exeter Award
Taking part in The Exeter Award and enhancing your employability couldn’t be easier:
- Login to My Career Zone to register for the Award
- Use your profile to search for training and events that count towards the Award and to book yourself onto them.
- Keep track of all your activities with the Award checklist and make sure that you have completed all elements needed to finish the award (see below). Please make sure you bring your Uni card to ALL sessions as it will be scanned to register that you have attended the activity.
You don’t have to complete a skills audit to undertake The Exeter Award, but you may find it a useful exercise as it has been designed to help you identify your strengths, weaknesses and areas for development within various skills areas that are typically sought by employers. Find out more about a skills audit.
The Exeter Award activities
The table below outlines the 5 compulsory and 2 choice elements that you'll need to complete to attain the Exeter Award. You can also download a visual summary of the Exeter Award
|To complete the Exeter Award you must first complete these four steps in any order:|
|1.||35 hours of Volunteering and/or Work Experience.
This can be in any combination, so you could for example use 10 hours volunteering and 25 hours in a paid job towards your Award, or simply 35 hours from a paid job. Keep a note of your supervisor’s contact details as you will need to provide these as your referee on your Exeter Award application form.
|2.||A CV or Application Form session.
Please note: you can attend both sessions if you wish, and we would encourage you to do so, but you only have to attend one for your Award.
|3.||A personal development session.
Current topics available are: Presentation Skills, Time and Stress Management, Team Building Skills, Negotiation Skills, Listening Skills, Networking Skills and Cultural Awareness.
|4.||Two elements of your choice.
There are many employability activities available on campus that can be counted to this section of the Exeter Award, follow the links in the ‘Other Activities’ section of your Award profile to see what’s available and book a place. Alternatively you can apply to have other employability activities (that were not booked via My Career Zone) counted towards your Award. See our FAQ's for further details. Here are a few examples of the activities that can be counted:
When you've completed the first four steps you may then:
|5.||Complete and submit your Exeter Award Application Form.
Please note that you cannot save your work and come back to it at a later time,so you may prefer to copy the questions to a Word file and paste your answers back in when you are ready to complete and submit the form.
|6.||The Interview Experience.
This is the final stage of the Award. After attending your Exeter Award profile will update confirming your completion of the Award and you will able to book onto to the next Exeter Award celebration to receive your certificate, or alternatively ask for your certificate to be posted to you.
The components set out above are to be viewed as an indication of the criteria and level of commitment required to complete The Exeter Leaders Award and the University, Students' Guild and FXU reserve the right to change this structure in part or full at any point without prior warning.