Your SU Leadership Award recognises your involvement and activities within extracurricular activities whilst studying at Coventry University. 

You can showcase the skills you have developed in a format that can be digitally viewed by potential employers.

Click on the button below to start your online application! 

This is a great chance to improve your CV and make yourself a standout candidate! The Leadership Award can recognise many things such as:

  • Volunteering
  • Student Reps
  • Sport or Society member
  • Election candidate
  • Elected Officer
  • Student Mentor
  • Placement student
  • Plus, many more roles!!

Awards

The Leadership Award has 3 levels:

Bronze Award

If you are an active participant within extracurricular activities, but don’t take on any formal leadership roles, this Award recognises the extra skills and experience you have gained.

The Bronze Leadership Award recognises Coventry University students who seek out and participate within opportunities to develop their interests, meet new people, and proactively stretch themselves through trying something new.

To achieve the Bronze Leadership Award, students identify the skills and experience they have gained through their participation. These will depend entirely on their experience, but are commonly communication, team-working, presentational and personal skills.

Silver Award

If you do more than actively participate, perhaps taking on some elements of leadership within your activities, or engaging in a way that helps grow and sustain your extracurricular activity, then the Silver Leadership Award is for you.

The Silver Leadership Award recognises Coventry University students who have progressed from participating in an activity, to a greater degree of engagement and contributions. They support their activities through taking on elements of leadership and making contributions, as and when required.

To achieve the Silver Leadership Award, students review the skills and experience they have gained through their engagement within their activities. These skills can cover the spectrum from personal and communication skills, through to organisational and leadership skills they have developed through their contributions.

Gold Award

If you have demonstrated your leadership skills through making significant contributions, either within an a formal executive role , or any other voluntary position, then the Gold Leadership Award is for you.

The Gold Leadership Award recognises Coventry University students who have made significant contributions through their extracurricular activities, and who have actively shaped and development their opportunities through their involvement.

To achieve the Gold Leadership Award, students reflect and evidence the experience and skills developed through their roles. These skills will be those most relevant to their position, but will range from commercial and organisational through to leadership and communication.

How to apply for the Award

Application Workshops

Each term we host Leadership award workshops, which are free to attend and are a great to for you to find out more about the Award, guidance on the application process and get support with your application.

How to get Involved with the Leadership Award (this is an online workshop) 4 October, 2022, 3pm-4pm.  You can sign up here for free! 

Leadership Award Drop in Session, this is taking place in The Courtyard (downstairs in The Hub) 8 November, 2022, 11am-1pm. You can sign up here for free! 

How does it work?

  1. Complete role
  2. Fill in an online application form (personal details, role, hours, level and skills developed)
  3. Make sure you get permission from your verifier so they can confirm your application
  4. Add relevant evidence to support the application
  5. Click submit
  6. Recieve notification of submission
  7. Application will be verified by our team- this can take up to 6 weeks
  8. If you are successful you will receive an email with your certificate

Guidance

The level of Award you are eligible to achieve is dependent on the nature of your involvement, and your ability to provide supporting evidence of this. Within your submission you may include any evidence that you feel is appropriate, however, see below for specific requirements for each award level. 

  Bronze Silver Gold

Skills

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Categories

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Categories

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Categories

Within your submission, reflect on each of the employability skills you have developed through your opportunity

From drop-down menu choose skills

Identify your skills

Describe the skills you have developed

Discuss how your skills have been developed and applied

Verification Contact

This is a person who is willing to be contacted to confirm your involvement in your activity(s)

Identify your verifier Identify your verifier Identify your verifier

Evidence to support application

Records your opportunity dates, activities and development

Need to upload evidence to support the application Need to upload evidence to support the application Need to upload evidence to support the application

Photos and Other Media

These are photos / videos / other media that can evidence your involvement and activities

Optional Need to have more detailed evidence to support the application Need to have more detailed evidence to support the application

Peer / Leader Reference

This is the section where you can provide a written reference from somebody who is aware of your role / participation

Optional Optional Optional

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