The BU Student Development Award – stand out from the crowd
Our Award supports students from all levels and all Schools in developing a range of employability skills that enable them to demonstrate workplace experience to potential employers.
Students have the opportunity to achieve recognition in over 100 extra-curricular activities including
- Representation, Clubs & Societies and BU Volunteering
- Personal & Professional Development, Languages and Media
- Ambassador, PAL and Employment
- Sport, Art and Music
- Community volunteering, Business and Event Management
These opportunities empower our students to develop skills that are essential to becoming successful throughout their career, encouraging life-wide learning and reflection, with the added bonus of creating an E-Portfolio of experience to present to potential employers.
While involving themselves in a range of chosen activities, students build confidence in crucial attributes including
- Collaborative working
- Intercultural awareness
and many more skills that employers value in graduates.
In our students’ own words:-
“I’m so pleased – I’ve worked very hard and I’m so proud to have achieved this”
“This is fantastic – I’ve really enjoyed helping others to develop their skills and it’s helped me
to achieve this success”
“I’m ecstatic! The recognition of my hard work and dedication to making the most of every
opportunity, whilst helping others, has been emotionally rewarding.”
The process of reflection and gathering of evidence to into an e-portfolio, embeds the development in preparation for placements, job applications and interviews as well as on-going confidence to progress towards future career goals.