Welcome to The Bath Award

Whatever you want to do when you leave university, chances are you will have to compete hard to win the best opportunities. The skills and experiences gained alongside your academic studies are being recognised and valued more and more by employers. There are now more graduates than ever before so employers are placing more emphasis on recruiting graduates who not only have a degree, but who are also equipped with key transferable skills and have a desire to learn more and improve their capabilities during their time at university. The Bath Award is open to both undergraduates and postgraduates, it appears on your DEGREE TRANSCRIPT, and enrolment is FREE!

Semester 1 Submission Point: 14 December 2017
Semester 2 Submission Point: 15 March 2018

If you wish to submit by either of these dates, please email thebathward@bath.ac.uk.
What can I do to stand out from the crowd?

You can make the most of your university experience through The Bath Award. Extra-curricular activities, work experience, volunteering and additional learning can all provide tangible examples of why you are the best person for the job. Your work with clubs, societies, fundraising and other activities during your studies is often what sets you apart from other applicants in an interview. In today’s uncertain job market it is more important than ever to achieve something which will give you an ‘edge’ over job competitors.

The Bath Award  "helped me to obtain an internship at Airbus" 

The Bath Award "helped me increase my self-awareness and contributed to securing a great work placement"


'In today's competitive employment market it is not enough to simply have a 2.1 degree and hope for the best. At Santander it is those students with extra skills and behaviours that will jump to the top of the queue in our recruitment process.

We are proud to support The Bath Award as the skills required to merit such award match those sought after by most employers, including Santander, to succeed in the current business environment' Luis Juste, Director of Santander Universities UK

Why should I get involved?

As a job applicant, you will need to present employers with real examples of occasions when you have demonstrated the skills and competencies expected. Saying you can do something isn’t enough; your experiences need to prove it! The Bath Award enables you to draw your experiences together and present them effectively, offering you formal recognition (it will appear on your degree transcript) of your commitment to personal development that will make your application stand out immediately. Find out more about why you should take part.

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