Overview of the UQ Employability Award

The UQ Employability Award gives you access to a wide range of extra-curricular opportunities across many different disciplines, both on and off campus.

To complete the program, students need to complete a minimum of 100 hours of work experience, 100 hours of volunteering, and participate in five supplementary activities. See the 'How the Award works' section below for more details.

You can submit your completed extra-curricular activities on StudentHub, where you will be asked to submit a reflection and you'll be able to monitor your progress.

Activities Guide

Activities Guide

Activities are grouped into three core categories.

 Download the guide;(PDF, 708KB)

How the Award works

You will need to complete the steps outlined below to receive the Award.

To obtain the UQ Employability Award upon graduation, you will need to complete the following:

1.  Attend an information session and complete the skills audit

2.  Register in StudentHub and complete the online course EMPLOY101X - Unlocking your employability

3.  Submit and reflect upon your extra-curricular activities

Work Experience (100 hours)

Volunteering (100 hours)

Supplementary activities (5 activities)

4.  You have the option to apply for the Award prior to graduation, and attend a mock interview

Terms and conditions

Read the full terms and conditions here

  • All activities that count towards the Award must be extra-curricular (not for course credit)
  • Activities under the supplementary category can only be counted once
  • You can attend a maximum of 10 symposia sessions for the duration of your degree
  • You are required to submit a reflection after completion of each activity
  • Once you have completed the activity requirements for the Award, you will have the option to apply for an Award
  • Activities need to be submitted by May 15 for semester one graduations or October 2 for semester two graduations
  • You may then use your self-reflections in a simulated interview process before receiving the Award

Who can participate

All currently enrolled full degree undergraduate, honours or postgraduate coursework students can register for the Award at any time throughout their degree.

There are no minimum GPA requirements. The program is designed to complement your degree and will not extend your program.

You have the duration of your degree to work towards the Award activity requirements, and your application for the Award is optional.

Information sessions

UQ Employability Award information sessions are open to all undergraduate, honours and postgraduate coursework students and staff members.

Learn more about

Category types

Hit the ground running and get real-world experience, fine tune your team-work skills and engage with industry.
Engage in the community, extend your social awareness, make a difference and enhance your leadership potential.
Participate in competitions, present at conferences or broaden your horizons with a global experience- plus much more.

Symposium Series

As a participant of the UQ Employability Award program, you will have exclusive access to the Symposium Series.The series brings together UQ academics, visiting scholars, alumni, and industry contacts to discuss a broad range of topics designed especially to support your professional development.