Common Good Award

The GCU Skills Award

Glasgow Caledonian is the University for the Common Good. Our mission is to make a positive difference to the communities we serve and this is at the heart of all we do.

The Common Good Award is a skills and personal development award which aims to encourage and support our students to develop the skills and attributes needed to make a positive difference to the communities you will serve. 

It will recognise and reward the informal learning you have gained through co-curricular and extra-curricular activities (paid or unpaid). This could include activity such as volunteering, charity fundraising, being a carer, local community activity, student representation, mentoring, ambassadorial work, involvement with student clubs and societies, and more! You have up to 5 years to complete the award (4 years at undergraduate and one at taught postgraduate), or you can use our RPL system if you joined GCU after first year - see our handbook below for more details.  

To apply or find out more, simply e-mail us at with your name and student number and we will do the rest - we look forward to hearing from you!

Further Information and Resources

Example Verification Forms