Student Experiences of the Adelaide Graduate Award

What is the Adelaide Graduate Award?

The Adelaide Graduate Award is a free program that helps you get more out of your university experience through self-guided participation in volunteering, professional development, paid employment and more. There are over 100 options for extracurricular activities that count toward achieving the Award, and you can choose whichever ones interest you the most. By participating in the Award, you will make new connections and develop important employability skills. It is open to students from all faculties!

The Award is a great way to package your extra-curricular activities on your CV with a formal recognition from the University. If you have already been participating in extra-curricular activities during your degree, you can have that time credited towards achieving the Award.

Two international students share what the Adelaide Graduate Award has done for them, and what it can do for you.

Meet Hussam!

Hussam studied a PhD in Nursing with the AHMS faculty, and achieved the Adelaide Graduate Award in 2018.

“Being immersed in the environment of the Adelaide Nursing School, I had the opportunity of being a voluntary member of different committees. The Adelaide Graduate Award paid off all of the hard work and time spent on top of the knowledge and skills that are pivotal in my future career. As a Higher Degree by Research candidate, the award will be a laurel on my transcript which will make me highly qualified and stay competitive to my future employer. In addition, Adelaide Graduate Award staff were very supportive and committed to help me achieve my goals. Thank you for acknowledging the importance of my extra-curricular activities…”


Meet Jayshen!

Jayshen studied a Bachelor of Science (Biomedical Science) and found the Award process to be important in making yourself attractive to employers:

“The Adelaide Graduate Award not only has fostered a greater will in me to learn, grow and serve others in the community but also instilled valuable employability traits that will be beneficial for my future! It has been such a joy to form wider connections and reflect deeply on the wonderful hands-on experiences within this University!”


Find out more about the Adelaide Graduate Award.

If you are looking to make new connections and have new experiences, the Award is for you! Start now and stand out when it counts.

More info & sign up here.


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