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Warwick Award

Join in with a public event and earn Warwick Award points

Public engagement is a brilliant opportunity to develop your core employability skills and earn points for the Warwick AwardLink opens in a new window. Earn points by training with Warwick Institute of Engagement and participating in public engagement events or activities.

Browse the opportunities below and sign up to join in with WIE's opportunities. You don't have to be aiming for the Warwick Award to participate.

How can I earn points for doing public engagement?

Combine training with delivering an activity at an event, and we'll assign you Warwick Award points! Attend a training and planning session, then work with your team to finish preparing for the event. Have a great time on the day interacting with the public, and then write a short reflection on your skills development. Either join with friends as a team, or ask us to link you up with other students to form a group.

What you will do: working in a team, you will prepare an interactive public engagement stand or activity for children, young people, families or adults to learn about something related to your chosen topic while having fun. You'll give them a chance to talk about their own experience and views on the topic too.

Time commitment: 5 to 10 hours, dependent on event length and how long you spend preparing.

Warwick Award points value: This depends on the time commitment of the event you choose. Broadly speaking, you'll get one point for about five hours of participation. So, for most opportunities you will earn either one or two points.

Eligibility: UG, PGT, Exchange, and Degree Apprenticeship students. Other students (such as PGRs) who are not doing the Warwick Award are welcome to participate too.

How do I sign up to participate in events?

Read about our events programme and then click on the green button which says 'Let us know how you'd like to get involved'.

Earn points as a Fellow of WIE

You can also earn points by being a Fellow of the Warwick Institute of Engagement. Find out more about being a Fellow.

What is the Warwick Award?

The Warwick Award is organised by Student Opportunity.

It’s never too early to start thinking about what you might do after graduation, and what skills you need to do it. The Warwick Award can help you do just that.

Pulling from your academic modules, as well as anything else you get involved with - such as societies, sports teams, volunteering, internships, placements, or even part-time work - the Warwick Award recognises and showcases the skills you’re building through those activities, as well as highlighting training and development opportunities to set you up for life after graduation.

The Award is based around 12 core employability skills that Student Opportunity has worked with a range of employers to identify as being crucial for the next step in your journey. These skills are: Critical Thinking, Problem Solving, Self-Awareness, Communication, Teamwork, Information Literacy, Sustainability, Ethical Values, Digital Literacy, Intercultural awareness, Organisational Awareness, and Professionalism.

The Award is free and can be personalised to allow you to shape your own employability skills development. For undergraduates, it will appear on your Higher Education Achievement Report (HEAR) transcript, while postgraduates who complete the Award will be issued with a digital certificate by the Skills Team.

Find out more about the Warwick Award.Link opens in a new window