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Putting the Award on your CV

Putting the Award on your CV

Many universities offer some kind of employability or extracurricular award and though large graduate employers are likely to be familiar with it, they are unlikely to know the the precise content of the Exeter Award.

So, it's a good idea to use the 'Exeter Award' entry on your CV and LinkedIn profile to showcase the skills that completing the Award helped you to develop.

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You can use this as an opportunity to detail the personal development sessions and activities you took part in, and give some detail on how you benefitted from them and what skills they helped you to develop - especially if you went on to use them in the workplace!

We actively encourage you to list the Exeter Award on your LinkedIn profile.

The Exeter Award has helped me to understand where I want to go with my career, from the start the skills sessions gave me guidance on a career that might be right for me. The range of sessions helped me develop many skills employers look for like presentation skills in an engaging and interactive way. If you’re thinking of doing the Exeter Award, I’d say definitely go for it!


The Exeter Award is an optional employability award offered by the University of Exeter. I needed to complete a number of activities, submit a mock job application and attend a mock interview. Activities included a minimum of 35hrs of work experience/volunteering, attending employability workshops and CV help. Taking part in the award has allowed me to enhance my interpersonal skills and develop in areas such as networking, assertiveness and communication.


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.