The 301 Academic Skills CertificateLUYSsquare

Gain recognition for your skills development

The 301 Academic Skills Certificate for the 2021-22 Academic Year will be delivered digitally via the new 301 Level up your Academic 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 Academic Skills package OR attend any 4 workshops (study skills, MASH, digital literacy) for the Personal PathwayLevel Up Your Skills - banner image 
  3. Complete a 300 word reflection on your skills development, linking to the Sheffield Graduate Attributes where relevant (marking criteria)

Important information regarding 2021/22 submissions

Deadline for undergraduates wanting HEAR recognition: Friday 6 May 2022
Deadline for undergraduates (without HEAR) and postgraduate students: Friday 24 June 2022


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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The Academic Skills Certificate acknowledges your development of key academic skills that will support you in your studies, however, during your time at the University of Sheffield you will have the opportunity to develop a wide range of skills and attributes through your course, your work experience and extracurricular activities. You can reflect on and record these using mySkills, an innovative new way for you to assess, record, build and reflect on your own skills profile.

Find out more about mySkills here