The main Hull Employability Award is open to students of all subjects, at undergraduate and postgraduate level.
If you are a postgraduate research student, you may be interested in the Hull Employability Award for Postgraduate Researchers which has been developed in conjunction with the university’s Doctoral College.
This year we are also continuing our subject-specific Awards in each faculty, helping students closely link their Award to their academic programme and their career plans.
Further information on all of the Awards available is below. When signing up, you will need to indicate which Award you would like to do. If you are unsure about which is most appropriate, do contact us.
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 their CV, application form and at an interview.
Developed in conjunction with the Doctoral College, 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 or a related degree 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 firms, 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:
You will be asked to submit evidence relating to the above elements on the Awards Canvas site.
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 can complete the elements in any order. Our suggestion is that you undertake section 1 followed by section 2. Our only requirement is that you complete the CV (or personal statement) and job application questions before booking your interview.
Want more information on the requirements, feedback provided and support available? Sign up to an introduction session on our JobTeaser platform.
It’s not just about getting your Award – it’s also about how you develop as a person along the way.