Students

Developing your employability

There are a wealth of opportunities for you to develop your employability during your time at Edinburgh including the Edinburgh Award scheme, work experience opportunities and ambassadorial roles.

What is employability?

The University Employability Consultancy website provides an overview of what employability is and how you can develop your employability during your time at Edinburgh:

The Employability Initiative on the Employability website

The Edinburgh Award

The Edinburgh Award is the University’s award scheme designed to recognise your achievements outside of your academic studies, including activities such as volunteering, peer mentoring and part time employment.

Find out more about how the Award works and how it can help you make the most of your activities and develop your skills on the Edinburgh Award website:

The Edinburgh Award

The EDGE database

The EDGE database is a resource to help you find opportunities that you can get involved in at the University to develop your employability skills including student clubs and societies, work experience and ambassadorial roles. 

Find out more and search the EDGE database here:

Welcome to the EdGE database on the Employability website