Become a Student Mentor!

Posted on 2 February 2018 by Amy

Lucy Ghent, a Student Mentor and Cardiff Award student talks about her experience of being a mentor and how it’s a great role to do alongside your Cardiff Award as part of your extra-curricular hours ……….. In today’s competitive job markets, students need to be able to demonstrate to employers that they have transferable employability skills, such
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Cardiff Award and Languages for All; the best duo since Nick Frost and Simon Pegg… by Megan Tomlinson

Posted on 28 November 2017 by Amy

Law and French student, Megan,  explains how getting involved in the Cardiff Award and Languages for All benefitted her…… From within the Cardiff University bubble of SU Wednesdays, orange VKs and outrageous fancy dress, the world of employment feels like a whole different, far more adult, world. And yet, as vacation scheme deadlines loom and
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Meet the Work Experience Team

Posted on 24 November 2017 by Amy

Employers are seeking graduates who have gained meaningful work experience during their academic studies. Cardiff University recognises this as a high-priority and students should too. Gaining relevant work experience and employability skills should be high on students’ agendas and we have a whole department of services dedicated to this. One section of this department is
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What does the Cardiff Award involve? By Sophie Manners

Posted on 6 November 2017 by Amy

Final year student, Sophie, shares her experience of The Cardiff Award… What is it? The Cardiff Award is structured extra-curricular employability programme which enables students to gain experience and reflect on their skills and attributes. With a focus on professionalism and employability, the programme offers workshops and masterclasses, the chance to practice a recruitment experience relevant to your career as well as
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How to Motivate Yourself & Other Cardiff Award Magic by Lucy Aprahamian

Posted on 20 October 2017 by Amy

Cardiff Award student, Lucy, felt a little intimidated by the number of  extra-curricular hours she needed to complete when starting the Award. She has now been able to do over 4 times the amount required….. “Induction, 70 hours of extra-curricular activities, 5 employability workshops, a recruitment activity, CV clinic, a portfolio” – this is the list of
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