On Thursday 1st June, we held the annual Cardiff Award Celebration Event in Y Plas at the Students’ Union. I was delighted to see so many students, staff and sponsors come together to congratulate and celebrate in our students success.
Over 200 students completed the Cardiff Award this year and I along with my colleagues within Careers and Employability were astounded with the quality of work and the commitment shown this year – you remind us of just how much talent there is at Cardiff University!
It has been fantastic to see the progress students have made throughout the Cardiff Award programme. So many of you have told us that you really can see the improvements you have made in your confidence, professionalism and through reflecting on your extra-curricular activities you are now able to articulate your skills clearly and feel more prepared for graduate employment. This is what the Award is all about.
Well done to all of you, you should be very proud of yourself. Alongside your studies, you made a commitment to invest in yourself and it is important to stop, reflect and to recognise your amazing achievement. It is clear that you are the students that stand out from the crowd and make the most of every opportunity.
A special mention to our six shortlisted students for the Cardiff Award Student of the Year; Daniel Harborne, Joel Britton, Silke Moxon-Riedlin, Georgia Evans, Lucy Furber and Rosemary Gisborne.
Massive congratulations to our Runner-Up, Joel Britton and to the Winner of Cardiff Award Student of the Year, Daniel Harborne.
It’s been great hearing that so many of our students have got some great jobs lined up after Graduation and I’m excited to see what the future holds for you so make sure you keep in touch. Join our LinkedIn group, follow us on Twitter and keep up to date with our blog. If you are continuing your studies at Cardiff University, we will keep you up to date with any events and activities that are open to our Alumni as well.
If you are reading this and you are currently completing the Cardiff Award, I hope you have a wonderful summer. Don’t forget that you can use the summer break to clock-up those important extra-curricular hours. Make sure your activities really fit with your future career aims and they will look fantastic on your CV.
So all that’s left so say is again, huge congratulations to all of you who completed the Cardiff Award this year, keep in touch and let us know how you are doing. To those currently on the programme, have an amazing summer and we will see you in September!
Sharon, Cardiff Award Manager
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