The 301 Academic Skills CertificateLUYSsquare

Gain recognition for your skills development

The 301 Academic Skills Certificate is changing for the 2020-21 Academic Year and will be delivered digitally via the new 301 Level up your Skills interactive study skills resources, personalised for your level of study. 


What is the Academic Skills Certificate?

The 301 Academic Skills Certificate provides an opportunity for you to gain recognition for developing your skills and reflecting on this experience. Through this reflection you will be able to identify changes and improvements to your academic skills that will lead to long-term benefits to your studies. The 301 Academic Skills Certificate acknowledges your commitment to enhancing your academic and employability skills and personal development. 


What do I need to do?

There are three steps towards completing your Academic Skills Certificate

  1. Complete the 301 Skills Audit and identify a development goal based on the results
  2. Complete all core and at least 4 recommended/optional resources from the relevant Level up your Skills package Level Up Your Skills - banner image OR attend any 4 workshops (study skills, MASH, digital literacy) for the Personal Pathway
  3. Complete a 300 word reflection on your skills development, linking to the Sheffield Graduate Attributes where relevant (marking criteria)

Important information regarding 2020/21 submissions

Deadline for undergraduate students: 23 May 2021
Deadline for postgraduate students: 27 June 2021


What happens next?

Once we have received your reflection it will be marked by the 301 Team. It will either be marked as a Pass or a Resubmit (feedback will be given for all resubmits). You will be able to download your completed Certificates and it will be automatically uploaded to your HEAR (if eligible).

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HEAR Recognition

The 301 Academic Skills Certificate is one of many extra-curricular activities and awards that the University can include in your Higher Education Achievement Report (HEAR) – a comprehensive record of your university achievements, which recognises extra-curricular achievement as well as academic learning.

Find out more about HEAR.

Graduate Skills Attributes

The Sheffield Graduate Skills Attributes are currently being revamped ready for the 2020/21 Academic Year.

Find our more about GSAs