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 activities that are currently involved in the Edinburgh Award. If you are interested in finding out more 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 primarily self-led Learn course created by Careers professionals and administered by the Careers Service. It runs over a 4-month period (3-month versions in the summer) several times each academic year. You will set three development goals, 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.