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Skills programmes and awards

Brunel+ Award

Today’s employers are looking for candidates that can show they have skills beyond their degree.

The Brunel+ Award is designed to give you recognition for non-academic activities during your time here at Brunel. Simply record what you do in three of four categories (Global+, Campus+, Wellbeing+, Professional+) to earn points. Collect enough points and you will receive a Bronze+, Silver+ or Gold+ Award to demonstrate to employers that you are a well-rounded candidate with skills beyond academia.


The READY programme


The READY programme is a framework for new students to take on a unique challenge as part of a team and is designed to instil the attitudes, attributes and skills essential for employability. This programme will develop transferable skills benefiting your time at Brunel and easing the transition from education into employment. For more information visit our Ready Programme page or contact


Brunel Summer Internship Programme (BSIP)

 The Brunel Summer Internship Programme offers eligible students the opportunity to gain eight weeks relevant paid work experience over their first summer break. This is open to all eligible first year undergraduates, from any course. Please contact a member of the BSIP team at and view our internships page for more information.

Listen to the audio clips below to hear student internship experiences:  
Danny Aryani 1A copy

Danny Aryani

Dzifa Atopley 1A

Dzifa Atopley

Hareem Naqvi 1A

Hareem Naqvi







WP Professional Mentoring

Brunel Professional Mentoring is one of the Widening Participation (WP) schemes and initiatives delivered by the University's Widening Participation team. The programme has two strands of career-focused mentoring. Both strands draw on experienced professionals from private and public sector employers. Home UK Level 2 and 3 undergraduates from widening participation backgrounds and under-represented ethnic minorities are eligible to apply.


Develop skills beyond your degree