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The Ulster EDGE Award, supported by leading graduate employer PwC, has been designed to enhance the employability of Ulster University undergraduate students by providing official recognition and evidence of activities outside your programme of study.

Edge Award

The Ulster EDGE Award, supported by leading graduate employer PwC, has been designed to enhance the employability of Ulster University undergraduate students by providing official recognition and evidence of activities outside your programme of study.

Why should you complete EDGE?

The EDGE Award provides you with the perfect opportunity to develop the skills and qualities you need through the completion of a range of extra-curricular and co-curricular activities alongside your degree.

Employers select candidates who have better skills and experiences and EDGE gives you the opportunity to compliment your academic journey at Ulster.

  • There are 2 levels of the Award

    There are 2 levels of the Award

    The Ulster EDGE Award requires you to complete 4 EDGE accredited activities alongside your degree.

    The Ulster EDGE Excel Award requires you to complete 6 EDGE accredited activities alongside your degree.

  • How to complete the EDGE Award

    Register

    Register via this link

    Once you register we will contact you to offer you advice on the most suitable activities for your subject area and personal career goals. Ideally, you should call into the Employability & Careers Hub or contact us online and we can help you get started.

    Complete Activities

    Complete Activities over the course of your degree programme

    EDGE Award: Complete 4 activities alongside your degree

    EDGE EXCEL Award: Complete 6 activities alongside your degree

    It's important that you get started on your first or next activity as soon as possible.

    Some of the activities that you will complete are things that you will do anyway.

    This includes year long placement, volunteering and other extra curricular activities that thousands of students get involved in every year.

    Check Progress

    Once you have completed an activity check that it has been recorded in your list of activities above.

    If you have a query then please get in touch with the co-ordinator for your activity or Employability & Careers.

    Apply for Award

    Finalists will complete a short final application in their final Semester.

    This will be available in Blackboard Learn in the early part of Semester 2.

  • Choose your activities

    To complete the Ulster EDGE Award you need to complete 4 activities from the categories listed below.

    To complete Ulster EDGE Excel Award you need to complete 6 activities from the categories listed below.

    It's important that you use Employability & Careers to help you develop a plan for completing EDGE/EDGE Excel but the best advice we can give is for you to get started.

    You don't need to decide which activities you are going to do, just focus on the first or next one.

    Contact us on campus through our Employability & Careers Hub, use our online chat service or ask us a question through our social media pages

    1. Career & Skills Development
    2. Civic Contribution
    3. Work experience, Placements & Internships
    4. Subject Specific Opportunities
    5. Developing a Global Vision
    6. Students Union Activities, Roles & Societies


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