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Principal's Award

The Principal’s Award is a short employability programme that recognises and rewards your work-related skills and achievements. It can easily be combined with your academic studies.

As the competition for graduate opportunities increases, it is important that you are able to demonstrate to potential employers that you have in-demand skills. The Principal’s Award provides you with an opportunity to develop the key skills and experiences highly valued by employers, and the confidence to communicate what you have learnt and how you have developed.

HEAR (Higher Education Achievement Report)

The Principal's Award is included in the HEAR and provides an opportunity for your work-related skills to be formally recognised.

Who Can Apply

The award is open to all undergraduate and postgraduate students. Ongoing support and guidance will be available to participants throughout the programme.

If you would like to be considered for the next award programme, please email and request an application form.  

Information Sessions

Interested in finding out more about the programme? Information sessions take place at the start of the academic year. Details regarding the 2017/18 programme will be available here from October 2017. Watch the video below to find out what some of our recent participants thought about their experience.



If you would like to discuss the award in more detail before submitting an application, please contact the Career Development Centre on 01382 308902 or email