Bath Spa Awards

The Bath Spa Awards programme helps you develop your employability whilst studying at Bath Spa

The Head Start Award is open to undergraduates who want to make the most of their university experience and explore future options. It is particularly recommended for first-years.

The Bath Spa Award is open to second and third-year undergraduates and postgraduate taught students.

“I appreciate challenging myself to be pushed outside my comfort zone by experiencing new things beyond my course.”

Bath Spa Award recipient, 2018/19

You can manage the requirements of each Award programme flexibly around your degree and other commitments. Once you sign up, you will be given access to your own award pathway where you can manage your progress in your own time.

If you have any questions about Bath Spa Awards, please submit a query on MyCareer and we will get back to you.

N.B. Due to potential changes to the Bath Spa Awards programmes in 2020/21, the above information specifically relates to opportunities available in 2019/20.

Which award is right for me?

Head Start Award

Getting involved in wider university life not only helps you make the most of your experience, but can also help to develop your skills and confidence. The Head Start Award will get you stuck in so you can develop yourself beyond your course and start to explore future options.

You can complete the Head Start Award flexibly throughout the academic year. The Careers Team are always available to support you through this journey and help you make the most of this opportunity.

The Head Start Award is particularly recommended for first-year students, but is open to all interested undergraduates. 

Sign up on MyCareer by visiting the Pathways zone.

Bath Spa Award

Do you want to 

  • Gain recognition for your achievement and experiences?
  • Improve your employability and develop your skills in key areas graduate employers look for?

If so, the Bath Spa Award could be the programme for you. There are six types of activities you will need to complete, including undertaking 100 hours of work experience, networking with employers in person and online, completing online self-assessments, and getting involved with workshops that will help you develop further employability skills.

The Bath Spa Award is open to second- and third-year undergraduates and postgraduate taught students. If you are a first-year student, you can take part in the Head Start Award. 

Sign up on MyCareer by visiting the Pathways zone

Bath Spa Leadership Award

The Bath Spa Leadership Award is an extension of the Bath Spa Award, and recognises activity linked with leadership potential. It encourages your initiative to engage with employers and network on a further level. 

As part of this programme, students are required to undertake 20 hours of work experience that specifically demonstrates leadership skills or potential.

The Leadership Award is exclusively open to students who have successfully completed the Bath Spa Award.

Sign up on MyCareer by visiting the Pathways zone

Key deadlines

The final deadline for completing the Bath Spa Awards has now been extended (from 26 April 2020) to 31 May 2020 at 5pm.

The optional assessment centre event as part of the main Bath Spa Award (originally due to be held on 13 May 2020) as well as the Bath Spa Awards Celebration Event (originally due to be held on 28 May 2020) have now been cancelled. Students completing the Bath Spa Awards will be notified of alternative options to these events, by email, in due course.

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