Careers Service

Edinburgh Award

Take part in the Edinburgh Award to gain recognition from the University for the skills you have developed.

There are several versions of the Edinburgh Award available, and which one is right for you depends on the activity you are doing. This page is for those who wish to complete the Award alongside work experience activities. For more information about the Award and the versions available please see the Edinburgh Award website.

The Edinburgh Award (Work Experience)

The Edinburgh Award (Work Experience) is a self-led Learn course created by Careers professionals and administered by the Careers Service. There are two chances to take part each year, either from November to March, or from June to August. During the Award, you will set three development goals relating to your work experience, reflect on your progress throughout, and finally, produce a presentation or blog which summarises your progress.

Please note: the Edinburgh Award only recognises work experience that takes place outside of your degree, for example, credit-bearing internships are not included.