Our very own guest blogger and first-year English literature degree student, Cara Bradbury, has recently been presented with the University’s unique Bolton Award.

An employability and enterprise programme which enables students to engage with an array of enrichment initiatives, supporting work experience, volunteering, and skills training, the Bolton Award provides opportunity to enhance employability profiles while recognising extra-curricular enterprise.

Cara decided to participate in the Bolton Award to improve her employability skills and get more involved at University. By volunteering at the Manchester Museum of Science and Industry, attending additional development workshops at the Bolton Octagon Theatre (which Cara has written about, here), and gaining part-time employment, Cara’s hard work and commitment was not only recognised by receiving the Bolton Award; Cara was also shortlisted for the Platinum Prize at this year’s annual Celebratory Event.

“The Bolton Award has enabled me to assess my strengths and weaknesses. I am more aware of what employers are looking for and how I can best present myself. I am thankful for the support I had and the ongoing services available to me as a student at Bolton University.”

Cara Bradbury