College of Social Sciences Employability Awards - Applications now open!
Each year the College of Social Sciences Employability Officer supports indvidual undergraduate or postrgaduate taught students and groups to partake in activities that will directly impact their employability through the award of small grants. Typically, these awards are to a maximum of £200. Often they are used by indviduals, groups and societies to take part in business and eneterprise competitions, professional development courses or a range of other activities and opportunities that will help them to improve their employability skills and graduate atributes.
In previous years, the College Employability Awards have been used for activities such as:
- Enactus (formerly Students in Free Enterprise) attendance at National Finals
- Student group attendance at International PeakTime Business Competition
- Economic and Social History Society trip to Edinburgh Archives
Bids will be considered by the College Employability Officer on application. There are no fixed deadlines for applications but grant funds are limited and when exhausted no more funds will be avilable until the following academic year.
Preference will be given to projects which have an impact on a number of people. Applications will be assessed on how the outcome would affect the personal development of the group members, and the likely extent and quality of impact on other students so these should be clearly addressed in your application.
Due to limits of funding grants will not be made towards attendance at conferences associated with a student's field of study. We will also usually not fund the purchase of equipment and grants can normally not be made retrospectively. Employability awards will take a minimum of three weeks to be reviewed and awarded and so applications must be made well before funds are required.
Interested applicants are required to submit an application detailing how the money will be spent and how the proposed project will enhance their employability skills. At the end of the project a brief report or peice of web content is required detailing the outcomes of the project and how their skills were enhanced as a result. Please complete the application form provided. Employability award Application
Receiving the Award
If your application is accepted, to qualify for the grant you must submit both
1. a report on the completed project, describing the project and its aims, its outcome, and its influence: how it helped you to achieve your personal development goals, and how it will help other university students, and
2. itemised receipts for all expenditure
Transferring funds is achieved either by booking transport/fees/etc on behalf of the student or via retrospective expense claims.
If you have any queries about the College of Social Sciences Employability Awards please contact the College of Social Sciences Employability Officer