The Start-up Lab

Employability

Employability Award celebrations - students photographed with the VC

Recent recipients of the Employability Award

Your time as a student will go so quickly – the sooner you think about what will make you stand out in the job market, the better.

There are plenty of things you can do alongside your degree to help you become more enterprising and employable – and you can get formal recognition of your skills-related development via the University’s Employability Award.

The Award recognises the skills developed by your involvement across a range of endeavours - be it helping to manage a club or society, undertaking a work placement or joining a volunteering activity.

Here are just some of the ways you can develop your enterprise muscles.

Success stories

Ali Foroughi

Ali launched Jungle magazine in 2013 to showcase the work of both established and aspiring creative artists around the globe.

Sophie-Louise Hyde

Launched in 2013, The Student Wordsmith is the go-to place for students and graduates keen to read material by various writers – both established and previously undiscovered – that reflects their own experiences.

Simon Lyons

Simon’s design company, Version 22, develops innovative products that address household problems – like storage and opening awkward packaging.

Ali Foroughi

Ali launched Jungle magazine in 2013 to showcase the work of both established and aspiring creative artists around the globe.

Sophie-Louise Hyde

Launched in 2013, The Student Wordsmith is the go-to place for students and graduates keen to read material by various writers – both established and previously undiscovered – that reflects their own experiences.

Simon Lyons

Simon’s design company, Version 22, develops innovative products that address household problems – like storage and opening awkward packaging.