The York Award, unique to the University of York, is a certificated programme of skills training and experiential learning which is delivered in partnership with leading public, private and voluntary sector employers. It is designed to ensure that you leave the University equipped to make an impact in any working environment.
The York Award is presented alongside the main degree certificate, to students who demonstrate that they have developed and extended their skills base during their time at York.
The programme provides a structured framework within which to plan, reflect on and learn from your university experience. It is supported by an extensive range of extra-curricular courses, which provide opportunities for you to develop valuable employability skills.
Many of these courses are developed and delivered by employers; some focus on general transferable skills while others are sector specific. The York Award also encourages students to better prepare themselves for the global workplace; recent initiatives include the pioneering Business across borders, a joint course with the University of Zhejiang, China.
Around 10% of students graduate with the York Award each year.