The Hallam Award gives you recognition for the extra things you do outside of your course and helps you make the most of your time here at Hallam by giving you the chance to reflect on your activities and develop yourself.
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Get recognised for; work (including campus jobs), volunteering, student societies, student/course rep, sports, caring responsibilities, and any other interests you may have. Extra-curricular activities are more important than you think! They can help you to develop new skills (we call them Graduate Attributes), build your experience, and feel connected to a wider community.
The Hallam Award is for all students, and will help you showcase your achievements - you gain a certificate for every level you achieve. Though it’s not the certificate that’s important - it’s your ability to capture experiences and articulate them in a way that will make you stand out to employers in the future.
How it works
The Hallam Award has three levels: Bronze, Silver, and Gold.
At each level, you choose two new Hallam graduate attributes to develop through your activities. You can reflect on any extracurricular activity you have undertaken whilst studying at Hallam. So, if you’re in your final year, for example, you can reflect on extra-curricular activities from any point as a Hallam student. And, you can make a submission at any time throughout the year.
Bronze Award – pick 2 attributes & show you’re giving stuff a go
Silver Award – pick 2 further attributes & show you’re committed to your activities
Gold Award – pick 2 more attributes & show commitment and responsibility
You will see that you will have 12 attributes to choose from; these have been developed in conjunction with top employers and industry professionals.
How to get the Hallam Award
Everyone starts on the Bronze Award, but it’s up to you how quickly you progress (you could complete bronze, silver, and gold in the same year if you have the right experiences). Once you’ve passed one level, you will be eligible for the next; you need to make a separate submission for each level.
In order to gain the Hallam Award, you must enrol via UniHub and select ‘Opt-in’, and follow the below steps for each level:
- Choose two attributes to develop
- Do stuff - take part in extracurricular activities
- Reflect - Provide specific examples to illustrate how you’ve developed your attributes using the STAR (Situation, Task, Action, Result) technique
- Submit your work