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The Exeter Leaders Award

The Exeter Leaders Award

You have until you graduate to complete the Exeter Leaders Award. Skill sessions will be held throughout the summer term until the end of July, and sessions of the Exeter Leaders Award Presentation to Panel will be available until 26 July 2024. Since we cannot guarantee spaces for these events, we recommend completing the Exeter Leaders Award sooner rather than later.

The Exeter Leaders Award is available in Handshake.

Visit the information page in Handshake to sign up for the Award and find out how to complete it. Please note, the link will only work if the Exeter Award has been completed. 

Already signed up for the Exeter Leaders Award? Visit your Exeter Leaders Award Journey

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

Leadership and Achievement

The Exeter Leaders Award is an extracurricular and co-curricular award that recognises leadership roles you've undertaken during your time at the University of Exeter. It also provides a framework to help you develop as a leader. To achieve the Leaders Award you must:

  • complete the Exeter Award;
  • demonstrate leadership skills and attributes via a designated leadership role whilst a student at Exeter, this cannot be associated with a Module;
  • attend a programme of leadership development workshops;
  • complete a reflective application form;
  • deliver a presentation to a panel showing how you've developed as a leader.

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. See our FAQs for more information.

Find out more about getting started and have a look at the Leaders Award structure for more information on the activities needed to complete the award.

How to achieve the Exeter Leaders Award

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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.