Go Herts Award

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What is the award?

Whether it is clubs and societies, volunteering, part time work or an international experience – if you are doing something outside of your course which contributes to your employability, the Go Herts Award is perfect for you.

The University of Hertfordshire is committed to providing experiences that can transform lives through a range of extra-curricular opportunities, such as voluntary work, research and enterprise initiatives, community engagement and work experience opportunities. All these activities will help you to develop the University’s Graduate Attributes which extend beyond your academic studies giving you the knowledge, skills and attributes which equip you for life in a complex and rapidly changing world.

The Go Herts Award celebrates University of Hertfordshire's student's engagement with these opportunities, and engagement in extra-curricular activities outside of the assessed part of your degree which contribute to your employability, from either on or off campus.

See a full list of accepted activity for the award.


The Go Herts Award is open to all students at the University of Hertfordshire and will be awarded to you when you graduate and will be recorded on your degree transcript. It works alongside your academic studies, enabling you to demonstrate your commitment to the principles embodied in the University’s Graduate Attributes.

The award has three levels: 

Bronze achieved for 100 hours of activity.

Silver achieved for 200 hours of activity.

Gold achieved for 300 hours of activity.

Benefits of the Go Herts Award

Employers tell us that they are seeking employees who share their organisation’s underpinning values and have the capacity to add value in the work place. Embracing new experiences can help you to grow in confidence, build transferable skills and develop personal qualities that enhance your future career. The Go Herts Award will enable you to create your own university story, giving you the edge in the job market.

The Go Herts Award provides you with the opportunity to:

  • build on your strengths through the enhanced opportunities open to you
  • embrace new experiences which will help you to grow in confidence
  • build transferable skills and develop personal qualities that enhance your future career.

Find out more on the Go Herts Award Canvas site.

If you have any questions, please contact: gohertsaward@herts.ac.uk

Submit your Go Herts Award application

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