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Go Herts Award

An award that gives formal recognition for your engagement in a range of extra-curricular activities outside of your degree. Find out how to get involved..

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. 

The award has three levels, and recognises the different amounts of extra-curricular activities you undertake.

  • Bronze achieved for 50 points
  • Silver achieved for 100 points 
  • Gold achieved for 150 points 


The Go Herts Award is open to all students at the University of Hertfordshire. It works alongside your academic studies, enabling you to demonstrate your commitment to the principles embodied in the University’s Graduate Attributes.

Students who achieve a Go Herts Award will stand out from the crowd as educated, well-rounded, enterprising global citizens who are well prepared for life after University.

Submission Process

Throughout your time as a student, you can uploaded the evidence of your activities and write reflections on how your activities have supported your development. All of this can be added to the Go Herts Award site, where you can track your progress.

Latest Update

We're pausing the Go Herts Award for 2024-25, so unfortunately we're not able to accept new applications after Monday 15 July 2024.

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