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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 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.

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.

 The award has three levels

  • Bronze achieved for 50 points across two UH Graduate Attributes.
  • Silver achieved for 100 points across four UH Graduate Attributes.
  • Gold achieved for 150 points across all six UH Graduate Attributes.

Submission Process

Students must collect a porfolio of evidence, and submit their application under Assignments on the Go Herts Canvas Site.

The next submission deadlines are May 1st 2023 for undergraduate students and September 4th 2023 for postgraduate students.

Further information can be found by emailing the Go Herts Award team at