Employability Award

Enhance your degree, make a difference, and hit the ground running

The Employability Award program encourages undergraduate and postgraduate coursework students to further develop their skills beyond the classroom to become well-rounded, highly sought-after graduates.

You can enrol in the program at any time during your undergraduate (including honours) or postgraduate coursework degree.


Activities Guide

Activities Guide

Activities are grouped into three core categories.

 Download the guide;(PDF, 708KB)

What's in it for you

As as an Award participant you will be able to:

 Find extra-curricular activities that suit you 

 Connect with like-minded peers

 Network with key industry contacts

 Develop leadership skills

 Gain a global perspective

 Attend exclusive events

 Be recognised for your enhanced employability

 Receive an award upon graduation

About the Award

Getting Started

The Employability Award involves completing a number of extra-curricular activities and reflecting upon your experiences.
Your Employability Award submissions and progress will be managed through StudentHub.

Information sessions

Want to know more about the UQ Employability Award? Attend one of our information sessions, open to all undergraduate students and staff members.

What our students say

Hear stories and advice from previous Award recipients

What our students say

Brigid King
"The exposure to research I received as part of the award has allowed me to consider taking a research pathway with my degree. Additionally I think that all the skills I have developed in order to complete the award will be relevant and help to set me a part in a very competitive field."
Johanna Qualmann
"From participating in the Advantage Award, I gained a much better understanding of what is possible after graduating. Getting recognition for extra-curricular activities and roles is really valuable, and the breadth of experiences you'll be able to draw on is really useful when interviewing for jobs."
Kevin Ngo
"This program is the best way of enriching your university experience. From the program, you can meet friends, share your ideas, collaborate with others, obtain experiences from volunteering and internships and exposed yourself to different environments."

For Staff

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