At Huddersfield, we offer the Global Professional Award (GPA) alongside all our undergraduate degrees* so that you gain valuable skills and attributes that we know employers are looking for.
The Award has three areas of focus:
Completing the Award will support you to transform into a highly employable graduate who is:
The Award is accredited by the Chartered Management Institute (Level 5) meaning you’ll graduate from the University of Huddersfield with a recognised management qualification in addition to your degree which may help to set you apart from other graduates.
We make it as simple as possible. You’ll complete the Award through online sessions and activities. This will take approximately 1 hour per week, so you’ll still have plenty of time to focus on your degree and your social life. If you’re really keen, you can also get involved in extra activities through the Students’ Union.
You’ll be supported to complete the Award by staff who are specialists in the three areas of Enterprise and Employability, Wellbeing and Citizenship, plus the lecturers on your course will help you to understand how you can get involved.
*full-time, undergraduate first degrees with a minimum duration of three years. This does not include postgraduate, foundation, top-up, accelerated or apprenticeship degrees.
In this video Dr Robert Allan, from the School of Applied Sciences, shares his experience of the Global Professional Award. His students took part in the award last year and have reported that they "feel much more confident about what employers need".