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What are the Hull Employability Awards?

Whilst at university, you are gaining skills from every area of your life. You are constantly developing as a person, but do you know how to talk about your knowledge and experience in an interview or how to describe it in a job application? The Hull Employability Awards are here to help!

It is never too early to start thinking ahead to life after your studies and as a University of Hull student you are eligible to start working towards this additional award from the University that endorses your employability and will help you to stand out from the crowd. As well as being a fantastic addition to your CV, working on your Award will help you to articulate the skills you develop on your journey towards becoming a ‘distinctive Hull graduate’.

Choose your award category

Each of our five Awards recognises a particular area of strength and has different characteristics. Whilst you need to choose just one, you can decide later which one to apply for.

Civic and social responsibility

Civic and social responsibility

Students who achieve the Civic and Social Responsibility Award will demonstrate active participation in their local communities and society as a whole. These students will be able to demonstrate supporting a positive impact on society at a local or national level.



Students who achieve the Leadership Award will demonstrate a significant number of instances where they have organised a group of people to achieve a common goal. These students will have provided guidance, direction and support, and shown evidence of responsibility.

Global citizenship

Global citizenship

Students who achieve the Global Citizenship Award will be able to demonstrate an awareness and recognition of their place within a global community. These students will promote and embody a broad, culturally inclusive view as an active citizen of the world.



Students who achieve the Entrepreneurship Award will demonstrate the ability to design a new project or business venture, or to impact positively on the development of an existing project, business or organisation. These students will be adaptable to change, resilient when faced with adversity, creative with resources and confident in decision-making.

Arts and culture

Arts and culture

Launched to coincide with Hull’s year as UK City of Culture in 2017, this Award is aimed at students who can demonstrate their involvement in the arts. These students will show a commitment to creativity and innovation, as well as strong communication skills and the ability to adapt to new situations, perhaps embarking in interdisciplinary projects or collaborations.

Who can apply for an Award?

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:

What do I have to do?

Complete the following 5 core elements:

  • Induction (including self-assessment)
  • CV submission
  • Answer 5 application questions (250-300 words each)
  • Write a personal reflective statement (750-1000 words)
  • Attend an interview

Choose any 3 (minimum) of the following additional elements:

  • Attend 3 workshops (Careers, Library study skills, HUU etc.)
  • Be an international student or undertake study abroad
  • Be a PASS leader or peer mentor
  • Be a student ambassador (including careers ambassador or international office ambassador)
  • Be a student rep for your course, school or faculty
  • Be a Hull Uni Angel or wellbeing champion
  • Contribute to a committee, club, society or campaign group
  • Deliver a short presentation
  • Participate in university e-mentoring
  • Undertake an internship, part-time work or work placement
  • Undertake psychometric test practice
  • Undertake some volunteering

Previous experience can count and other activities can be considered, contact us to discuss!


It’s not just about getting your Award – it’s also about how you develop as a person along the way.

Increased Confidence/

Over 90% of recipients surveyed in 2017 reported a confidence boost as a result of taking part

Learn New Skills/

From being an ambassador to volunteering, we signpost you to a wide range of skills development opportunities

Recieve Support/

From 1-to-1 appointments to interview feedback, we're here to guide you through the process

/Be Reflective

We suggest strategies to enable you to reflect on your university experiences, increasing your self-awareness

/Be Career-Ready

Perfect your CV-writing, interview and job application skills by taking part


Receive your certificate and meet our staff and students at our yearly celebration event

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Sign Ups

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Active in 2017-18

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What are you waiting for? Fill in this short form to get started on your Awards journey!

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Contact us

Have a question? Need advice? Feel free to get in touch – we are here to help!

We’re based in Careers and Employability on the top floor of Student Central (the Students’ Union building). You can pop up to speak to us or alternatively, you can make an appointment by contacting AskHU.

Please note, we are normally here on Monday – Friday, from 8.45am to 5.30pm.