NCL+ Award

NCL+ Award logo Your Rep role counts!

Did you know that when you do any extra-curricular activity, including being a Rep, you can get this accredited by the University and put on your University transcript? And we can offer you advice, guidance and tips on how to use this to your best advantage when applying for jobs in the future?

The ncl+ Award accreditation scheme is a way for you to demonstrate key skills to employers and gives you recognition for the work you do. All the activities you do outside your degree (being a rep, clubs and societies, volunteering, part time work, learning a language, or an international experience – if you are doing something outside of your course, it all counts!  

We understand that there’s is so much more to university life than just your course; it’s also about being part of something, making friends, playing sports, volunteering and learning from new experiences. All our extra-curricular activities and the skills you learn from your new experiences will help to make you more employable, and NUSU offers you a wealth of opportunities to develop your skills and experience with an unrivalled amount of voluntary and paid opportunities

Why should I do the ncl+ Award?

Employers are increasingly looking for candidates who stand out from the crowd. They value the skills you are developing in your activities (whether you know it or not!), and need you to be able to verbalise these at interview.

Through the ncl+ Award, you can reflect on your skills and articulate these when making applications.

The ncl+ Award team will provide support throughout the year to help you make the most of your achievements and skills beyond university.

Being part of the ncl+ Award also gives you access to exclusive opportunities: attend bespoke workshops, meet employers and take part in Advanced awards such as our free CMI accredited Leadership course.

What do I have to do?

You’re already doing the activities, so why not get recognised for them!

We ask that you come to one short workshop in Term 1, one in Term 2, log the hours you spend doing extra-curricular activity, and then tackle a couple of very short interview questions in writing (based on your activities this year) and submit them at Easter.

That’s it!

Sign up here before the end of term 1:


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