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?

Success at university is about more than just getting a good degree. The specialist knowledge, skills and attributes you develop as part of your studies are important, but so are those you develop through experiences you have as a student more generally e.g. involvement in clubs and societies, part-time or vacation work, volunteering or time abroad. 

All of these experiences can help you to stand out, and prepare you for a competitive graduate job market. 

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


MyDevelopmentHub is an online portal to help you find activities, events and resources to suit your needs, to fit your circumstances and to unleash your potential.

MyDevelopmentHub aims to make it simple and easy for you to identify, engage with and benefit from the huge range of development opportunities and resources available to you while at University. Its scope reflect the diversity of student life – your learning and development comes through experiences in all parts of your life, not only on your courses.