A personal development programme that is wrapped around a selection of undergraduate extra and co-curricular activities. Students that complete the award have it registered on their HEAR.
Students often participate in extra and co-curricular activities while studying at University. The Edinburgh Award officially recognises their efforts in a number of such activities – and supports them to make the most of their experiences and boost their skillset and self-awareness. This results in students that are better prepared to engage with the graduate labour market.
The Edinburgh Award is a personal development programme that students can undertake alongside a particular extra and co-curricular activity - each version of the award is tailored to the activity it is wrapped around. A full list of accredited extra and co-curricular activities can be found on the University’s website. The WP team have been active with the Edinburg Award since its inception, and a member of the WP team leads on a number of versions of the award including; Peer Mentoring, Curriculum Ambassadors, Student Ambassadors, LEAPS Volunteers, LawPALs and Educated Pass Volunteers. The award is split into three classes, a number of topics and themes are considered; graduate attributes, self-reflective learning models and employability – with a focus on the development priorities of each student.
Open to any fully matriculated student, regardless of origin, level (UG/PG), fees status, or mode of study. Students that participate in extra-curricular activities during their studies can sign up for an award.