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The Big Essex Award
See photos of what went on at last year's Big Essex Celebration on our 2013 Award Flickr set.
The Big Essex Award can help you showcase all of your extra-curricular
achievements and provide concrete proof to employers about just how
employable you are.
Sign up to award, then simply log your extra-curricular experience hours,
add a little volunteering and we’ll help you identify, evidence and
successfully sell the skills graduate employers are really looking for.
If you complete the award we record it on your degree transcript and
you'll be invited to attend our annual Big Essex Celebration held in June.
In the run-up to the Award Celebration, you'll also have the opportunity to
nominate yourself, or be nominated by a member of staff, for an
About the award
What you need to do
To complete the Big Essex Award you need to:
There are several parts to the Big Essex Award. To achieve the Award you
need to complete all the requirements.
There are lots of ways to gain your
extra-curricular hours, including:
- Student Ambassador
- SU employee
- course reps
- sports and societies
- plus other part-time work.