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2020 Elevate Awards

We are now accepting applications for the 2020 Elevate Awards. The closing date to submit the CV and Elevator pitch is Friday 20th March 2020 at 5 pm.

How to be Considered?

    • Complete a minimum of 45 hours of eligible engagement activity* over the past 3 academic years (2019/20, 2018/19  and 2017/18).
    • Submit a CV and an elevator pitch that evidence the skills.

All engagement activity hours must be completed by the end of March 2020. Hours will only be verified after the CV + Elevator Pitch is submitted. Unfortunately, we will not be able to consider late submissions. We cannot include activities that are compulsory as part of a course, that received other academic credit or that are paid.

Please Note: This closing date is for the 2020 Award only, there will be an opportunity to apply for an award in 2021. If you would like to apply for the award but won’t have 45 hours by the end of March don’t worry - you can complete more hours next academic year and apply for the 2021 award. Information on the 2021 Award will be circulated in September 2020.

How to Apply

    • Register by completing the application form here — Application Form
    • You will be asked to indicate which activities you wish to have counted.
    • Familiarise yourself with the ‘CV and Elevator Pitch’ guidance on the ‘DkIT Elevate Award’ section of the Careers Moodle page and use the resources in this section to guide your CV and Elevator Pitch preparation.
    • Attend an ‘Elevate Award’ preparation workshop delivered by Careers & Employability Centre to support applicants in preparing their CV and Elevator pitch. To book a place on these workshops log on to Careers Connect and search for events.
    • Submit your CV and Elevator Pitch on the 'DkIT Elevate Award’ section of the Careers Moodle page, following the instructions on format, content and length, by 5 pm Friday 20th March. — Submit Now

What Happens Then?

After the CV and Elevator Pitch are received, the hours are confirmed. For each activity that you have registered, we will contact the appropriate DkIT member of staff to confirm those hours. For example, the Student Learning and Development Centre has a record of all ambassador hours and Schools will confirm the hours for discipline-specific activities and class representatives.

If an application does not meet the criteria feedback will be given, including advice on what is needed to meet the criteria for the 2021 Award.

Awarding Ceremony:

Those who meet the following criteria will be awarded a DkIT Elevate Award at a ceremony in April:

    • a minimum of 45 hours confirmed engagement over the past 3 years
    • CV and Elevator Pitch that follow the guidelines

For further information please contact Please include ‘Elevate’ in the subject of the email.


This scheme has been developed, by students and staff, as part of the Partners in Employability project funded by the National Forum for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning. We gratefully acknowledge the support for the National Forum.

Further Information

  • Student Services