QM Skills Award

Get recognised and rewarded for the skills you developed with the Union

What is it?

The Queen Mary (QM) Skills Award helps you recognise the skills you have developed through your dedication to the Union. It equips you with further employability skills and enables you to articulate them to employers.

Read what students said about last year's award here.

What are the benefits?

The QM Skills Award will help you to:

  • Recognise your skills: The University and Union endorse QM Skills Award holders for their employability skills
  • Strengthen your skills: You will get access to the QM Skills Award training calendar to further develop your work-ready skills
  • Market your skills: You will get support to transcribe the skills you have developed for future job applications and interviews

Who can take part?

You can take part in the award if you are volunteering and/or undertaking the following roles WITHIN the Students’ Union during 2017-18 (September 2017- March 2018):

Activity Leader Roles:

  • Society committee roles
  • Club Sport committee roles
  • RAG Committee roles
  • Media Outlet Editors and Section Heads
  • Community Sport coaching
  • Buddy Mentors
  • Campaigns
  • Students' Union Crew
  • Community Volunteering

Representative Roles:

  • Course Representative
  • Part-Time elected Officers
  • Hall Representatives

Union Student Staff:

  • Bars (Drapers, Griffinn)
  • Cafes (Ground, Shield, Learning Cafe)
  • QMSU Internships
  • Retail (infusion, Village Shop)
  • Receptions (QMSU Hub, BLSA)
  • Get Active activator
  • Photographers
  • Sport and Fitness Team (Qmotion, Fitness to Practice, Sports Camps)

If you are undertaking another role WITHIN the Students’ Union and you are unsure if you qualify for the award, please contact us at su-employability@qmul.ac.uk


How can I take part?

  1. Register by completing the short survey -link below. Registration opens 1 September 2017
  2. Attend 3 Skills Award training sessions - link below
  3. Complete reflective exercises



QM Skills Award Links


Supported by Drapers’ Fund, Santander and Westfield


Contact Us

Email: su-employability@qmul.ac.uk