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Chris Featherstone at Edinburgh Awards - Enterprise

The Edinburgh Award is a well-established University of Edinburgh programme available for various activities including volunteering, work experience, student ambassador and peer mentoring.

This year LAUNCH.ed, along with the Careers Service, piloted the Edinburgh Award – Enterprise. This Award is designed to recognise those students who take part in activities which have an enterprise or entrepreneurial strand at their centre. Through their involvement in their activities they have gained exposure to the enterprise community both within the University and beyond.

After attending three Award Sessions over five months 14 students successfully completed the Award this year. The Award Ceremony took place at the Playfair Library on the evening of 25th April where over 300 people attended.

Students undertake the programme to help them stand out from the crowd in an increasingly competitive global job market. Anyone successful in completing the Edinburgh Award receives both a certificate of recognition from the University and an entry on their Higher Education Achievement Report (HEARs) – an expanded record of their achievements within the University.

June Xu receiving her Edinburgh Award - Enterprise certificate

June Xu receiving her Edinburgh Award – Enterprise certificate

In successfully completing the Edinburgh Award – Enterprise, students will have been helped to:

  • Increase self-awareness
  • Make the most of existing strengths and build new skills/abilities against clear development goals
  • Understand the processes involved in having a planned positive impact and strategically working to excel
  • Have an impact and make a difference whatever the situation
  • Look not only at enterprise activities, but also to capitalise on experiences elsewhere to inform and enhance entrepreneurial skill set

The Award runs from November to March and involves attending 3 Award sessions over the five months during which time they go through three phase – Aspire, Develop, Own.

14 students successfully completed the Award this year: Farahnaz Abdel Bary, Stephanie Adams, Daniel Assesfan, Lorn Cowie, Thomas Ding, Chris Featherstone, Dimple Gulrajani, Frank MacHin, Russell Main, Jack McMillan, Oliver Piggott, Nathalia Rus, Subodh Tailor and June Xu.

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Dimple Gulrajani and Jack McMillan with their Edinburgh Award - Enterprise

Dimple Gulrajani and Jack McMillan with their Edinburgh Award – Enterprise

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