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The Big E: Experience the world of work, turn your dreams into reality, enrich your knowledge and skills, and engage and get involved with your University careers, employability, career, jobs, work, skills, development

The Big Essex Award

Award celebration

Award Celebration photo 2013

See photos of what went on at last year's Big Essex Celebration on our 2014 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 for an extra-recognition award.

About the award

Big Essex award 2014

What you need to do

To complete the Big Essex Award you need to:

The Big Essex Award

There are several parts to the Big Essex Award. To achieve the Award you need to complete all the requirements.

Extra-curricular experience

There are lots of ways to gain your extra-curricular hours, including:

  • Frontrunners
  • RSN
  • Student Ambassador
  • SU employee
  • course reps
  • sports and societies
  • plus other part-time work.

Contact us

Big Essex Award

Employability and Careers Centre

Square 2, University of Essex, Wivenhoe Park, Colchester, Essex, CO4 3SQ

Email bige@essex.ac.uk