Bath Spa Award

Did you know your experience volunteering for the SU and/or running a club or society could be recognised by the Head Start Award or Bath Spa Award?


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We have partnered with Careers & Employability Service to ensure you have access to ensuring that your experiences are recognised and that you are able to make the most of the skills you are developing.

Head Start Award

(1st year undergraduate students)


Will your first year at university be a memorable one?


Are you thinking about:

  • Making friends?
  • Settling into university life?
  • Trying something new? 

If this sounds like you, then the Head Start Award is a great place to start.


The first year of your degree is a great time to get involved in wider university life as well as develop your skills and confidence.


The Head Start Award will help you to get stuck into university life. You will develop yourself beyond your course and start to explore future options. You can complete the Award flexibly throughout your first year (the deadline to complete is 14th April 2019). The Head Start Award Team are available to support you through the different sections and help you to consider how to make the most of this opportunity.


Bath Spa Award

(2nd or 3rd year undergraduate, or postgraduate students)


Employers tell us that a degree alone is not enough in today's competitive job market.


The Bath Spa Award is a great way to show employers what else you have achieved alongside your studies. It is open to undergraduate students in their second or final year, as well as postgraduate taught students.

It comprises of seven sections, which can be completed flexibly across the academic year. Key elements include:

  • Completing 100 hours of work experience outside your course (including your SU work, and any other part-time/summer work or volunteering you do)
  • Online self-assessments
  • Networking with employers in person and online
  • Getting involved with workshops that help develop further employability skills 
  • Opportunity to experience a mock assessment centre, in preparation for real-world interviews and assessments

If you complete the Bath Spa Award in your second year, or before Christmas in your third year, there is also an opportunity to progress onto the Leadership Award to explore and develop your leadership potential. 


For more information about our Award programmes and to sign up, click here - you will need to log in with your Bath Spa details.