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Students celebrate Cardiff Award success

21 June 2017

Mixed group of Business School students celebrate their Cardiff Award success
Cardiff Business School students celebrate completing the Cardiff Award

Cardiff Business School students recently celebrated their successful completion of the Cardiff Award at the annual celebration ceremony held at Y Plas, Cardiff Student’s Union on 1 June 2017.

A group of 52 Business School undergraduates completed the Cardiff Award this year, while 90 students are registered to complete the award in the 2017-18 academic session.

The Cardiff Award is Cardiff University’s prestigious employability award which focuses on students’ professional development and recognises extra-curricular activities. The Cardiff Award is endorsed by the University’s Vice-Chancellor and sponsored by local and internationally recognised organisations, including principal sponsor EY.

The purpose of the Award is to help students improve students’ confidence and professionalism. It encourages self-reflection and increases self-awareness of key skills and how to articulate these effectively to future recruiters. To receive the Cardiff Award, students must complete at least 70 hours of extra-curricular activities in two different roles.

Cardiff Business School’s Placement Manager, Alex Hicks, said: “The 52 students who have completed the Cardiff Award this year should be very proud of their achievements and the focus and attention they’ve given to developing their employability and professional temperament.

“We are committed to providing our students with a wide range of opportunities and experiences to help them determine and achieve their career aspirations. In an increasingly competitive global job market we recognise the significant value provided by extra-curricular activities and work experience. They help graduates stand out from the crowd and develop their confidence. This empowers them to see, and articulate, the contribution they can make to an organisation when meeting employers.”

To find out more about the Cardiff Award, please visit the Cardiff Award blog.

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