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The Common Good Award The GCU Skills Award

What is The Common Good Award?

The Common Good Award is a skills and personal development award which aims to encourage, support and reward students who are engaged in co and extra-curricular activity aligned to the Common Good. It will also help you to develop the skills and attributes that employers now increasingly expect in addition to a university degree.

Glasgow Caledonian is the University for the Common Good and our mission is to make a positive difference to the communities we serve.

Common Good Award recipients, May 2019.

What do I need to do to achieve The Common Good Award?

Participation in the Common Good Award could not be easier! First, achieve our Common Good Attributes, by providing evidence of paid or unpaid activity you have been involved with, and which aligns with our Common Good mission. This could be activity you are already engaged with such as mentoring, ambassadorial work, class rep, clubs and societies etc., or 'off campus' work such as volunteering or working with youth or community groups. You will receive a certificate signed by our Principal, Professor Pamela Gillies, for each attribute you complete!

Then, when you have achieved all four Common Good attributes, send us a short video (3-5 minutes) telling us how your Common Good activity has had an impact and made a positive difference to the individuals, groups or communities you have been working with. You can find advice and support on making your video.

If you are not already involved in Common Good activity, you can find a whole range of things to get involved with at our Common Good Opportunities webpages, or you can visit the Work Experience Hub for 'on campus' work experience opportunities. We also have information on a huge range of internships, part-time, and voluntary opportunities at our Work Experience pages.

See our step by step process below:

The Common Good Award process.

How do I sign up for the Common Good Award?

Signing up for the Common Good Award could not be easier. Simply email us at cgapplications@gcu.ac.uk with your name and student number, with a brief overview of the activity(ies) you are involved with, and we will take it from there!

Where can I find out more about The Common Good Award?

email cgaward@gcu.ac.uk with any queries.

What do employers say about the Common Good Award?

Paul Harkness (Hawk Consultancy) talks about the Common Good Award from an employers perspective.

What do students say about the Common Good Award?

Contact us

If you have any queries about any aspect of The Common Good Award, please email us at cgaward@gcu.ac.uk. We look forward to hearing from you!

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