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Award Structure

Input sessions - setting your development goals

The Awards feature three interactive input sessions, run by the SDO:

Input 1 - Aspiring: Identifying and understanding what it means to excel.

Input 2 -Developing: Personal progress and embedding key skills.

Input 3 - Owning: Understanding and conveying impact.

At the input sessions, SDO staff will work with you to identify three skills for development over the course of the Award.  After each input session you will submit a reflective summary discussing how the Award has impacted on your professional growth, including identifying skills for further advancement.

Students must attend each of the three input sessions.

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Professional development and generating impact

In addition to the three input sessions, each SSPS Edinburgh Award is split into two parts: 

Part 1 – Developing Your Professional Skills (25 hrs)

Part 2 – Impact/Knowledge Exchange (30 hrs)

  • You must lead on/be part of a project where you will deliver impact/share knowledge with wider audiences (depending on your Award)
  • Previous examples of impact activities have included setting up a conference, organising a guest speaker visit and leading a PALS group.

Please see our FAQ or contact the Student Development office if you have any further questions.  

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