Bolton Award

You have chosen to study at the University of Bolton because you are passionate about the subject you are studying and ultimately you want to secure that dream job.

But as you’ve probably heard, a degree alone isn’t always enough!

So how do you ensure you develop all the essential skills you need?  The answer is simple…sign yourself up for the Bolton Award.

What is it?

  • An employability programme designed to give you work experience and help you to develop those all-important skills that employers look for.

  • A flexible programme which allows you to start at any time of year, whether you are a first year undergraduate or a PhD student.

  • A programme that allows you to work at your own pace, so you can finish it within 3 months or take the full 3 years.

What do you need to do?

  1. Complete 35 hours of employability activity such as part time work, volunteering or Student Union Society participation (your current experience counts!)

  2. Come and meet one of the Careers Advisers to discuss your career goals and plans.

  3. Attend 5 key employability workshops which include understanding graduate routes, CV writing, application forms, interview practice and understanding LinkedIn.

  4. Write a CV, reflective statement and attend a mock interview.

What do you get out of it?

  • Extensive access and support from our professional careers team to develop those crucial employability skills that will help to land you that perfect career.

  • The chance to meet new employers and contacts who can help you to reach your goals.

  • The opportunity and support to gain new work experience to bolster your CV.

  • The chance to meet new people and take advantage of opportunities you may never have thought were possible.

  • A fully recognised achievement that is verified by the University of Bolton which can appear on The Higher Education Achievement Record (HEAR).

How do you get involved?

Sign up at bit.ly/boltonawardsignup

If you have any further questions, please email Nick Wright, Bolton Award Project Officer at boltonaward@bolton.ac.uk or drop by the SU for a chat.

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