Employability Award

Develop the mindset and capabilities to be effective in any path you choose

The Employability Award is a structured program that recognises the personal and professional development you can gain from your involvement in activities above and beyond your academic studies.  It is essentially a learning program that will guide you through a range of experiences and reflections to unlock your potential.

Participation is open to both undergraduate and postgraduate coursework students studying at UQ. 

Information sessions

Want to know more about the Employability Award? Attend one of our information sessions, open to all undergraduate students and staff members, or book a one-on-one appointment.

Important dates

Applications to receive the Award must be submitted before 11:59pm on the following dates in your final semester of study.  Please note: These are firm dates and no extensions will be granted.  

30 April for Semester 1 Graduations

30 September for Semester 2 and Summer Semester Graduations


Got Questions?

Check out our Frequently Asked Questions or email us

Benefits for students

Completion of the Award program is a rewarding process in itself.  Other benefits include:

  • The opportunity to become a reflective practitioner.
  • Receiving a formal Statement of Attainment upon graduation,
  • Recognition as a UQ Future Leader and nomination into the UQ Future Leaders Program,
  • Access to VIP workshops and networking events; and
  • Creating a greater sense of belonging by becoming more actively engaged at UQ and within the wider community.

Opportunity awaits

Hear how Yunan used the Award program to seize new opportunities for development and shifted her mindset along the way.

Access to promotional material and resources for staff involved in the Employability Award.