For the 2018/19 academic year, we will be running the main Hull Employability Award, which is open to students of all subjects, at undergraduate and postgraduate level. We are also launching our new Hull Employability Award for Postgraduate Researchers, developed in conjunction with the university’s Graduate School.
To help students closely link their Award to their academic programme and their career plans, we are also piloting subject-specific Awards in each Faculty, open to students of these subjects.
When signing up for the Awards, you will need to indicate which Award you would like to do. If you are unsure about which is most appropriate, do contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org.
Open to all current students of the University of Hull, on any programme and at any level. Students gain recognition for activities they have undertaken through their studies and beyond, and learn how to articulate their skills to potential employers through CVs, application forms and interviews.
Developed in conjunction with the Graduate School, this Award allows postgraduate researchers to reflect on the skills gained through their research and other experience, and to relate this to career plans in academia or beyond. Researchers can gain recognition for their involvement in academic activities such as giving presentations, organising conferences, publishing their research, and much more.
Students studying Biology are encouraged to reflect on the skills developed through their biological studies (including specialist skills such as data analysis and field skills) and consider how these can apply to a wide range of career options. The Award will help them prepare for the graduate job recruitment process, by learning how to demonstrate their skills to employers.
Education students can use the Award to gain recognition for skills gained through school experience and other placements in the sector, as well as through other activities. They will learn how to tailor a personal statement for applications, as well as how to articulate their skills through application forms and interviews.
The Award for Law students, developed in conjunction with local law firm Pepperells, encourages students to engage in activities which will build skills and experience for a career in the legal sector. Students will learn how to present their experience through their CV, application forms and interviews.
Students of Sport, Health and Exercise Science can use this Award to gain recognition for the skills and experience gained through their studies and their extracurricular activities. The Awards process will help them to explain the relevance of their experience through CVs, application forms and interviews.
This Award will help students prepare for the graduate recruitment process by learning how to demonstrate their skills and experience to potential employers in the sector. Students can use evidence from professional placements, voluntary experience, and a wide range of other activities.
We welcome University of Hull students from all programmes to take part in the Hull Employability Awards! From foundation year to PhD, whether you are undergraduate or postgraduate, full-time or part-time, home or international student – we encourage you to get involved.
Meet some recent Award recipients and see what they have to say about their experience with us:
New elements are being added to the Canvas site regularly. Previous experience can count and other activities can be considered, contact us to discuss!
You will be asked to submit evidence of your involvement in each activity on the Awards Canvas site.
It’s not just about getting your Award – it’s also about how you develop as a person along the way.