Cardiff Award

5 Reasons NOT to do the Cardiff Award … (and why you still should)

Blog by current Award student and Cardiff Award Marketing Intern Rosie Gisborne

  1. I don’t have time …

The Cardiff award can work around your time table! In fact if you are busy with lots of other extracurricular activities, it’s likely that these can actually count for the award! You also have a whole year to complete the award, which means you can complete the workshops and recruitment experiences when it suits you!

  1. I’m not applying to jobs yet so there’s no point …

Whether you are in first or final year – it’s never too early to start focusing on your development! Using the Cardiff Award to build your skill set and employability is a great way to get ahead of the game early on.  The first year is possibly one of the best times to complete the Award as you’ll have less pressures on your plate.

  1. It’s not relevant for what I want to do …

The great thing about the Cardiff award is that it can be tailored to your career aims! You decide how to build your extracurricular hours, you decide the recruitment experience you partake in and, you decide the skills you want to focus on. Cardiff Award Alumni come from many different degree disciplines and go on to many different career routes

  1. I won’t know anyone else on the award …

The Cardiff Award is a great way to meet people who are as equally career minded as you! The Award is also all about challenging yourself building your confidence to try new things.

  1. It won’t actually benefit me or my career …

The Award is fully backed by the university and you can show the Award on your University transcript. Employers across the board recognise the Cardiff Award and see it as a demonstration of student’s skills and strengths and of their involvement in worthwhile extracurricular activities. In a challenging time for graduate recruitment the Award will help you achieve your potential, increase your self-awareness, and effectively communicate your strengths to employers.

 

If you are still not convinced, click here to read what Cardiff award alumni say about their experiences and how the award has helped them.

Thinking about applying? Visit our How to Apply page for more details.

For any other questions about the Cardiff Award, or if you are unsure whether it’s for you –  email the Cardiff Award team at CardiffAward@cardiff.ac.uk or complete this short survey with your questions and they’ll email you a response.