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Ulster EDGE Award levels explained

Currently there are 2 levels to the Ulster EDGE Award for undergraduate students. The Ulster EDGE Award and Ulster EDGE Excel Award.

We are also currently piloting an Ulster EDGE Award for Postgraduate students

EDGE Award

To complete the Ulster EDGE Award students will need to complete


EDGE Excel Award

To complete the Ulster EDGE Excel Award students will need to complete


EDGE Award (Postgrad)

To complete the Ulster EDGE Award (Postgraduate) students will need to complete

activities (part of pilot award for 23/24)

Find Out More About EDGE Award (Postgrad)

Your EDGE Award Journey

  • Register to get started

    Register for the EDGE Award via the link below:

    Register for EDGE

    You can then start to complete activities and we will also start to communicate with you to help you start your EDGE Award Journey.

  • Choose your activities

    Once you register online you can start to view suitable activities. If there are specific EDGE Award activities associated with your subject area you'll see them in the activities section. We also have some suggested activities for those students starting their EDGE Award Journey

    Our Employability Advisor team will be on hand to support you with your EDGE Journey so please get in touch with any questions.

    We recommend you get started on your first activity in first year so you have enough time to complete the award throughout the duration of your degree.

  • Complete and record your activities

    Once you have completed an activity check that it has been recorded. Successful activities will appear on your EDGE online record shortly after completion.

    You can check by logging in at Edge.

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

  • Final Application for your EDGE / EDGE Excel Award

    In Semester 2 of your final year, once you have completed your EDGE activities, you will complete this short final application. A final deadline will be confirmed at a later date but this is usually around early May.

    This final application requires you to provide information on your completed and recorded EDGE activities, allowing us to verify and confirm that you have completed your EDGE Award or EDGE Excel Award.

    In early Semester 2 you will have access to a specific EDGE Award support area in Blackboard Learn that will include this application link alongside lots of useful information on activities you can complete to finish your EDGE Award or EDGE Excel Award. If you have any questions about this or any aspect of EDGE, please just get in touch by emailing careers@ulster.ac.uk