How to complete the Award

Learn Do Reflect

The City Award takes you through a process where you are encouraged to unpack your experiences at City and articulate them to our assessors in the same way that you would for a job application, or as part of your CV. You are also recognised for attending relevant and interesting Careers-based events and networking opportunities. 

NB: The City Award is part of your profile on CareersHub, to complete it you will first need to sign in to CareersHub

 

Learn - Do - Reflect

Learn

We will show you a helpful reflective technique to help you structure your response to competency based questions. We will also show you Experience City – to help you identify new activities you can get involved with.

Do 

Get involved in a range of activities alongside studying towards your degree and record evidence that you have developed the ten core competencies through doing them.

We include a minimum requirement of attending at least one Careers workshop as part of this.

Reflect

Write up the three competencies that you have developed to the highest level using the reflective technique we introduced you to at the start of the process.  ucture your response to competency based questions. We will also show you Experience City – to help you identify new activities you can get involved with.

Bronze

Silver

Gold

  • Develop five competencies to 'Explore' Level

Explore - you are able to clearly articulate what a certain competency means and have attended an event which has enabled you to learn more about how that skill will be relevant to you. 

  • Attend one eligible Careers workshop
  • Develop five competencies at the intermediate 'Experience' level (these can be activities that you have previously developed to 'Explore' level).

 

Experience - you are able to demonstrate active participation in an activity which has enabled you to develop that competency.

 

  • Attend at least two eligible Careers workshops

 

  • Develop at least three competencies at ‘Experience’ level. In addition you will need two competencies developed to the 'Expertise' level.

 

Expertise - you can demonstrate sustained, regular commitment and active participation in an activity, or you have created a new initiative that didn’t previously exist. You might also have taken on a leadership role in an activity.

 

  • Attend a minimum of three eligible Careers workshops

 

 

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