Global Professional Award








The Global Professional Award (GPA) is an innovative programme designed to equip University of Huddersfield undergraduates with the tools needed for success at university and to thrive in their chosen field after graduation.
The programme is available to students of full-time, undergraduate first degrees with a minimum duration of three years. This does not include postgraduate, foundation, top-up, accelerated or apprenticeship degrees.

Watch this Introduction to Global Professional Award video.
The Award has three areas of focus:

  1. Employability and Enterprise
    Understanding your own aspirations and ambitions and how to turn these into a reality is a powerful tool when it comes to getting a job after you graduate. The Award takes you through proven exercises to boost your knowledge.
  2. Wellbeing
    Going to university can be a transformative experience, but it can also be a little scary. The Award gives you the time and support to reflect and transform, from meeting and developing relationships with new people to mental strength and resilience.
  3. Global Citizenship Skills
    The modern, global world may seem a little daunting. The Award will give you new viewpoints to consider and perhaps challenge your current perceptions of the world and how you can have an impact in the future.

Completing the Award will support you to transform into a highly employable graduate who is:

  • Self-motivated
  • Enterprising
  • Resilient
  • Able to collaborate with others
  • A confident leader
  • Globally and socially aware

It is managed by a specialist team of staff who run GPA sessions both face to face and in online environments, and who also manage student assessment. Examples of GPA content include career management, understanding global issues, looking after our physical and mental well-being, networking and volunteering

GPA project lead is Jane Owen Lynch

GPA Manager is Dave Stanbury.

For further information about the Global Professional Award please click this link to the webpage.

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