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The Hallam Award has been developed by Hallam Union with support from Sheffield Hallam University to recognise all the hard work that you put into volunteering in Hallam Union activities. The Hallam Award is designed to help you reflect on and develop transferable skills that will help you in your University career and beyond. By completing the Hallam Award you will be able to see how, through volunteering, you are using the very skills that employers want you to demonstrate. This could include skills like leadership, project planning, teamwork and meeting skills – skills that can be used in many different jobs.
The focus on writing reflectively about your skills development, is a useful tool in helping you to practice how you might explain to future employers exactly how these experiences have helped you to become more employable.
Employers are increasingly keen to see evidence of skills development from graduate job applicants. The Hallam Award demonstrates that you are able to reflect on and articulate what you have to offer and the commitment to get involved. Make sure you attend course-based or centrally organised careers sessions (on shuspace type ‘careers’ in the search box and click the events button on the homepage) to see how to make the most of what you have achieved.
The Hallam Award is a great way of you getting recognition for being involved in extra-curricular activities. Benefits include:
•It is a record of what you have achieved and the skills you have developed.
•It enhances your CV.
•Your award is announced at graduation and printed in the graduation booklet.
•You will receive a certificate signed by the Union President and University Pro Vice Chancellor.
•You can apply to be a life member of Hallam Union for free.
The Hallam Award is open to any Hallam University student who is involved in Students’ Union activities including…
Course and faculty reps
Sports club committees
Volunteering projects and placements
Part time reps
Advice Centre volunteers
SOAP (Student Opinion and Action Panel)
To register now for the Hallam Award, please visit the how to sign up page.
*You will not be able to submit any work for the Hallam Award until you have registered*
This year we will ask you to submit a minimum of 3 and a maximum of 5 ‘ Key Skills Development Forms’. Each form will focus on a skill you have developed through extra-curricular activities. You will then write a ‘Final Report’ where you will reflect on the 3 to 5 skills you have developed and refer to how these will be beneficial in the future and link in with your career aspirations. You can access these forms through the how to sign up page.
The first submission deadline is 5pm Friday 14th February 2014, and this is your opportunity to hand in your ‘Key Skills Development Forms’ from the first semester. We will look over your work and feedback to you about what award you might be on course for and how you could gain a higher award.
This submission date is not compulsory, but is strongly recommended.
The very last form you need to complete and hand in (with your key skill development forms) is the final report.
This is your opportunity to reflect on your role (or roles) for this year, the responsibilities that you have had, your achievements within these activities and the skills that you have used and developed. You should refer to the 3 to 5 skill areas that you have identified in your key skills development forms and make reference to how these skills will be built upon and be beneficial to your future/ career aspirations.
It is a great way to get the recognition for all the extra curricular activities you can do outside of your studying whilst at Hallam University.
And if that’s not reason enough, here are other reasons to get involved…
It is recognition for all the hard work you put into your activities.
It is a record of what you have achieved and the skills you have developed.
It enhances your CV.
Your award is announced at graduation and printed in the graduation booklet.
You will receive a certificate signed by the Union President and University Pro Vice Chancellor.
You can apply to be a life member of Hallam Union for free.
The first submission deadline is 5pm Friday 14th February 2014 where you can hand in your key skill development forms from the 1st semester
The final deadline is 5pm Saturday 21st June 2014. You need to hand in all of your key skills development forms and the final report.
Please look through these pages for more information about the Hallam Award. If you still can’t find what you are looking for then please contact email@example.com .