Christ Church Extra Award

The Christ Church Extra Award is a is a one-year personal and professional development programme that helps you to reflect on your experiences and develop the skills you are gaining from your extra and co-curricular activities. It focuses on your life wide skills development.

Your Christ Church Extra Award activities can include anything from part-time work to volunteering in the community, from running your own business to organising a fundraising event, from being a Students’ Union officer to running a sports team, from mentoring your peers to running a society; basically any activity where you are developing skills.

The award is open to all UG and PG students (incl. taught and research students) and all students who achieve the award will receive a certificate of achievement. 
It will also appear on all UG and PG taught students’ Higher Education Achievement Reports (HEAR) 

What you gain from the Christ Church Extra Award

Completing the Christ Church Extra Award:

  • Increases your self-awareness and understanding of your strengths and weaknesses
  • Helps you to improve your graduate attributes and skills
  • Enables you to reflect on your experiences and how they contribute to your future career
  • Adds something extra to your CV and HEAR

How to sign-up to the Christ Church Extra Award

You can find out more about the Christ Church Extra Award by completing the online induction on the Blackboard homepage. You will then need to:

1. Complete and return your Personal Development Assessment (found on Blackboard) to christchurchextra@canterbury.ac.uk to formally enrol onto the Award.

2. Evidence 50 hours of extracurriular activities.

3. Attend 3 development workshops – the self-awareness and reflective writing are particularly helpful for the final assessment.

4. Complete your assessed reflective statements, telling us how your workshops and experiences have helped you to develop.

At the end of the year, we have a celebratory event for students who have achieved the award where we hand out certificates and announce the winners of our sponsored prize.

Many thanks for Lloyds Bank who are our official sponsors

Tips on finding activities

You may already be volunteering or working part-time, but if not here are some links to help you find some activities to get involved in.

  • Part-time work – find an opportunity with Unitemps.
  • Volunteering – search for an opportunity on our dedicated website.
  • Go to The CORE for more information on enterprise and business start-up or to book an appointment with a Careers Consultant to find out about internship opportunities and graduate schemes.
  • Involvement in the Students’ Union – there are many eligible activities to get involved in.

Go to Blackboard to get started or email us 

"If you accept the opportunities that the University gives you, there will be an abundance of experience on your CV which will give you a head start when you graduate."

Sophie Ruthven-Murray, Law Student

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Last edited: 04/12/2017 23:23:00