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The Durham Award

Durham Award

As a mark of excellence recognised by employers, the Durham Award enables you to stand out from the crowd.

How do I complete the Durham Award?

Access the College Award through Pebblepad.

  1. Click on Pebblepad.
  2. Select Durham University from the list of institutions.
  3. Log in using your Durham username and password.
  4. Click on 'Resources' and then click on the 'College Award' workbook.

Once you begin working on your College Award workbook and save it for the first time, it will become an 'Asset' and be stored in your Asset store.

For more information - Pebblepad: Getting Started Guide.

You will need to demonstrate how you are employable as a result of your time at Durham through a portfolio that includes a five minute video presentation, a completed Linkedin profile, an activity log and evidence of the activities you have been involved in during your time at Durham.

When is the deadline for completing the Durham Award?

Friday 23rd February 2018. Your submission will be assessed by a member of University staff and an external employer. If your submission has not reached the required standard, you will be provided with feedback by Friday 18th March 2018 and will need to resubmit your workbook by Monday 30th April 2018. You will be informed of the outcome by Friday 1st June 2018.

Do I need to complete the College Award before I do the Durham Award?

To qualify to do the Durham Award you need to have either already completed the College Award or be completing it at the same time as the Durham Award. If you complete the College Award at the same time as the Durham Award, you must complete both by the Durham Award deadline: Friday 23rd February 2018

“The Durham Award provides students with a fantastic opportunity to recognise their capabilities and articulate their skills so that they can differentiate themselves in a competitive graduate recruitment market place.”

Graduate Employer