Delivering expertise on employability and skills to prepare students and staff for the Future of Work.

EDGE Award Sponsorship


The EDGE Award is a coveted recognition of students’ commitment to both personal and professional development. The award helps to boost graduates’ career opportunities through evidence of key transferable skills that are highly sought after by employers.


  • Opportunity for PWC to make a civic contribution to NI workforce/economy
  • Brand promotion through formal presentation of the awards and EDGE Excel student during graduation time
  • Supports students in developing their employability alongside their academic studies
  • Helps give Ulster students the competitive edge in the job market
  • Students volunteer and contribute to society, making a civic contribution

“We value drive, commitment, ability to work in a team and leadership capabilities. Supporting the EDGE award reinforces our commitment to helping students develop and build these skills, helping them to become more competent, confident and career ready.”

Stephanie Gowdy, Student Recruitment Senior Manager PWC

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Augment Accelerate Awards


Ulster University Business School in partnership with PwC launched the Augment Accelerate Awards programme to pay the professional and course fees of up to 20 students completing the BSc Hons programme in Finance and Investment Management which includes professional qualifications awarded by the Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment (CISI).


  • CISI qualified students help fill the skills gap within the financial services sector providing talent for employers such as PWC
  • Opportunity for PWC to make a civic contribution to NI workforce/economy
  • Raises brand awareness for PWC among students
  • PR and promotional opportunities with formal presentation of the awards

“We are delighted to be working with Ulster University and sponsoring up to 20 students through the elite Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment (CISI) qualifications process. Students who gain PwC sponsorship for these CISI modules should enjoy accelerated career prospects as these qualifications are generally only obtained once an individual has graduated and entered the workplace.  These students will therefore leave university with a distinct competitive advantage."

MSc in Professional Services Operational Delivery


MSc in Professional Services Operational Delivery is the first of its kind qualification in the UK. Staff from PwC’s Operate business will be the first to benefit from this innovative educational partnership.


  • Increases the skills of PwC workforce
  • Supports career development and the attractiveness of the region in retaining talent and new business opportunities.

“This partnership will ensure that we equip our staff with the ability to accredit their experience in operational delivery and help future-proof PwC and our clients.”

Ian McConnell, Partner Responsible - Operate, PwC UK and Visiting Professor with the Business School

Ulster University extends strategic partnership with PwC

Ulster University and PwC have launched a three-year partnership which will focus on employability, skills and the Future of Work, building on PwC’s sponsorship of the Ulster University EDGE skills awards.

1 October 2019

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We welcome opportunities for collaboration, partnership and knowledge-exchange.

For more information on these projects or indeed forming a corporate partnership with Ulster University contact Karen Delgado.

Karen Delgado

Head of Corporate Engagement

At Ulster we actively partner with industry to benefit both business and our communities through scholarships, sponsorships, corporate giving and bespoke partnerships.

To discuss your CSR objectives or if you’re not sure who to talk to about working with Ulster University, give us a call and we’ll put you in touch with the right person.