January 14, 2013, by Hayley

Have you given back to the community through your work as part of the Award?

If you think you’ve contributed to the local or international community with the modules you’ve taken whilst completing the Award, and want to gain recognition for it, then nominate yourself for our fabulous Outstanding Contribution to the Community Prize, supported by Teach First and PwC!

The winner will attend a private lunch with the CEO of Tech First and a Senior Partner from PwC – a really useful opportunity to seek advice about all aspects of professional and career development. If you can demonstrate some of the following elements in your application then nominate yourself now….

  • Have you worked or volunteered for a charity, community organisation or educational organisation?
  • Have you developed or contributed towards a project that has benefitted the student, local or international community?
  • Have you been involved in volunteering that helps to raise the educational aspirations of young people?
  • Can you provide evidence of the essential employability skills you have gained as a result of participating in community based activities?

MP090512AH2_158Here’s what last year’s winner, Gemma Robertson, had to say about her application when she found out she had been shortlisted for the prize….

Why did you apply for this prize?

I applied because I intend to enter the teaching profession in September. I have been accepted to undertake a PGCE at the University of Sheffield, so I thought working with TeachFirst would be a great opportunity to expand my CV…I’ve done the NUSA Advantage Award module which was a research module based on going into the academy as an independent researcher. My partnership decided to investigate ‘the attributes of a successful classroom leader’ which was worthwhile researching as I intend to become a teacher.

How do you feel about being shortlisted?

I was really pleased because it is quite an achievement if they think I’m worthy of being shortlisted. Just to be considered for the prize is quite an achievement. TeachFirst is a big organisation and the fact they know my name might be useful in the future.

To be eligible to apply for this prize you must accept the Prize Terms and Conditions on Workspace.

Nominations are open now!


 *Featured image courtesy of Samuel Kirby

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