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.

The Bath Spa Leadership Award is open to all students who have completed the Bath Spa Award. It recognises and supports the development of leadership potential, a key graduate skill that many employers are looking for.

“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.

Note: Due to potential changes to the Bath Spa Awards programmes in 2021/22, the information on this page specifically relates to opportunities available in 2020/21.

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. You are required to complete activities that relate to gaining work experience, networking with employers, completing online assessments and getting involved in events and 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 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 Bath Spa Awards are designed to be completed flexibly alongside your studies during the academic year 2020/21. They will be available to start from mid-October 2020 and the final deadline is Friday 30 April 2021.

You can register to start on MyCareer by visiting the Pathways Zone.

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