Bath Spa Awards

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

Our Bath Spa Awards programme enables you to get ahead with your career and gain recognition for your achievements.

The Bath Spa Awards programme consists of three separate employability awards:

  • Head Start Award
  • Bath Spa Award
  • Bath Spa Leadership Award.

As a current undergraduate or postgraduate taught student, whichever award you choose, you'll be developing your self-awareness, building your skillset, gaining experience and learning new things that will support your employability and future career journey.

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“The Bath Spa Award provided me with the opportunity to reflect on my learning at university and the amazing experiences I have been lucky to have. The award has helped me to consider what steps I need to take to support my career and future aspirations.”

Bath Spa Award recipient, 2020/21

Which award is right for me?

Head Start Award

A logo showing the caption ExploreThe Head Start Award recognises students who get involved in wider university life. It supports you to develop your skills and confidence beyond your course and start exploring your future options. On completion of the award, you'll receive a certificate recognising your achievements – a great addition to your CV!

Any current undergraduate student is eligible for the Head Start Award, but it's particularly recommended for first year students and those students who are at the early stages of exploring their future career options.

“I chose to complete the Head Start Award to gain a greater awareness of my skills and attributes towards my future studies and career I have gained more confidence in myself and my abilities as a result. A huge thank you to the Careers Team!” (Head Start Award Recipient 2020/21)

The Head Start Award can be completed flexibly around your degree and other commitments throughout the academic year. Once you register, you'll have access to your own award pathway to manage your progress in your own time. The Careers Team are always available to support you.

To find out more about what's involved and/or register from September 2021 onwards, go to MyCareer by visiting the Pathways zone.

Bath Spa Award

A logo showing the caption ExperienceThe Bath Spa Award enables you to improve your employability and achieve recognition for the skills and experiences you've gained alongside your studies, with the aim of supporting your future career thinking.

Gaining the Bath Spa Award is a great way to demonstrate how you're making the most of university, something which is valued by employers. On completion of the award, you'll receive a certificate recognising your achievements – a great addition to your CV!

Any current undergraduate or postgraduate taught student is eligible for the Bath Spa Award. If you're ready to gain experience, reflect on your skills and get networking to support your future career planning, then this award is for you.

“The Bath Spa Award fits in around your studies very well, it is more fun and less stress and allows you to go that extra mile that therefore opens lots of unexpected doors!” (Bath Spa Award Recipient, 2020/21)

The Bath Spa Award can be completed flexibly around your degree and other commitments throughout the academic year. Once you register, you'll have access to your own award pathway to manage your progress in your own time. The Careers Team are always available to support you.

To find out more about what's involved and/or register from September 2021 onwards, go to MyCareer by visiting the Pathways zone

Bath Spa Leadership Award

A logo showing the caption ProgressThe Bath Spa Leadership Award is designed to build on your learning from the Bath Spa Award, and support you to develop awareness, experience and confidence in your leadership skills and potential. Graduate employers frequently advocate the importance of leadership qualities in candidates. On completion of the award, you'll receive a certificate recognising your achievements – a great addition to your CV!

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

“This experience has given me a clear picture in what makes a successful leader. I have built on my leadership qualities which will put me in a better position when applying to graduate roles and will continue to help me with my career development.” (Bath Spa Leadership Award Recipient, 2020/21)

The Bath Spa Leadership Award can be completed flexibly around your degree and other commitments throughout the academic year. Once you register, you'll have access to your own award pathway to manage your progress in your own time. The Careers Team are always available to support you.

To find out more about what's involved and/or register from September 2021 onwards, go to MyCareer by visiting the Pathways zone

Key deadlines and further support

The Bath Spa Awards programme is designed to be completed flexibly alongside your studies during the academic year 2021/22. The awards will open from the end of September 2021, with the final deadline being Sunday 24 April 2022.

To find out more about what is involved and/or register from September 2021 onwards, go to MyCareer by visiting the Pathways Zone.

If you have any questions about the Bath Spa Awards, please submit a query on MyCareer and we will get back to you. To search for upcoming ‘Bath Spa Award Information Sessions’, see Events on MyCareer.

Disclaimer: Please note the information on this page relates specifically to the Bath Spa Awards Programme available for 2021/22.

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