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The Exeter Award

The Exeter Award

The Exeter Award

The Exeter Award

The Exeter Award

Stuck on the Exeter Award or perhaps you’re wondering why you should complete it?

Join the online drop-in session on Thursday 16 May 10-11am. We’ll be there to help answer all your Exeter Award questions and help get you on track to complete it.

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You have until you graduate to complete the Exeter Award. Skill sessions will be held throughout the summer term until July, and sessions of The Interview Experience will be available until 12 July 2024. Since we cannot guarantee spaces for these events, we recommend completing the Exeter Award sooner rather than later.

The Exeter Award is available in Handshake.

Click here to go to the information page in Handshake where you can sign up and find out how to complete the Award in Handshake.

Already signed up for the Award? Vist The Exeter Award Journey

For students who started the Exeter Award in My Career Zone there is information on this page.

The Exeter Award will help you stand out from the crowd and give you the confidence to shout about the experiences you've had at university

The Exeter Award is an extra and co-curricular employability achievement award for current undergraduate and taught postgraduate students. It is for both Exeter and Penryn students and is delivered in partnership with the Students' Guild in Exeter and the Students' Union in Penryn.

Completing the Award will help you make the most of your professional experience. You'll receive training in valuable professional skills, develop vital workplace experience and learn how to optimise your CVs and application forms. 

Students who complete the Exeter Award are more likely to be in a graduate level job six months after graduating (Destination of Leavers of Higher Education data).

The Exeter Award is designed to:

  • enhance your employability and boost your CV;
  • give you recognition from the University of Exeter for the activities you are participating in as part of your studies and outside of your studies;
  • develop a range of skills to take forward into graduate jobs market;
  • demonstrate to employers the skills and attributes that Exeter graduates have.

Stages of the Exeter Award

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The Exeter Leaders Award

Completing The Exeter Award is a pre-requisite for registering for the Exeter Leaders Award. However, there is nothing to stop you attending Leaders Award activities in readiness – they will then show as completed in your Leaders Award profile when you register. 

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The components set out above are to be viewed as an indication of the criteria and level of commitment required to complete The Exeter Award and Leaders Award. The University, Students' Guild and Students' Union reserve the right to change this structure in part or full at any point without prior warning.