There are a variety of Leicester Awards which you can complete throughout your time at university, and I’m really pleased as I’ve recently passed the Tomorrow’s Managers Award.
Tomorrow’s Managers is an award for employability, and the achievement will be displayed on my university transcript upon graduation, so is great for employers to see. The main part of the course was a two day workshop in which professional employers came in to guide us through various tasks in groups. Some involved building a lego robot from memory of a model, creating a new product for a company, and presenting the marketing strategy. They were all really interesting – except one on money auditing which made no sense whatsoever to me as a geographer! There was also an opportunity to network with the business professionals which was great.
Each award has a different ‘experience’, which was the workshop for Tomorrow’s Managers, but you also have to complete a few pieces of coursework – the first for me was a bit long and tedious, however the other two were fine, and relatively easy, for example writing blogs to analyse how you performed in the experience.
There are a variety of these awards available depending on what you want to do/what skills you’d like to develop, encompassed in the category areas of:
- Business and Enterprise
- Leadership and Management
- Community Engagement
- Personal Development
- Industry Awareness.
Click here to go to the page and see what courses are on offer. They don’t take up too much of your time, but are valuable, so I would definitely recommend doing one that interests you if you can – especially in first or second year when you have more time available and have less dissertation stress!
On Saturday I’m off on holiday for two weeks, so I won’t be able to write to you for a while, but I’ll be back at the end of August, so speak to you then!