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*.

During the three years of this programme, you will develop key skills and knowledge in:

• Employability and Entrepreneurship
• Wellbeing
• Global and Social Awareness

* 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.

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Find out more about the inspiring Global Professional Award programme as told by our students, Laura and Aqeel, with programme information provided by Claire Aydogan (Head of Careers and Employability) and James Forde (GPA programme manager).

What can students gain from doing the programme?

Benefits of completing the GPA

Explore the benefits of doing the GPA programme.

 

 

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Develop your graduate attributes

Huddersfield's Graduate Attributes are designed to help you gain a competitive edge in the graduate workplace, and you will develop them all within the GPA.

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What does it take to be successful in the Global Professional Award programme?

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The GPA journey

Year 1

Going into your first year of GPA? Discover what you have in store! For further details, please refer to your course in Brightspace.

Year 2

Learn all about what's to come on the second year of the GPA programme. For further details, please refer to your course in Brightspace.

Year 3

Learn all about what's to come on the final year of the GPA programme. For further details, please refer to your course in Brightspace.

Your path to an internationally recognised qualification

The GPA is a mandatory programme for all eligible undergraduates who wish to graduate from the University with a level 5 qualification from the Chartered Management Institute (CMI).

The CMI qualification demonstrates to employers your leadership qualities and is a great boost to your CV when entering the workforce.

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The Chartered Management Institute's Joe Levelle, the Students' Union President, Natalie Stuart, and Claire Aydogan (Head of Careers and Employability) and James Forde (GPA Programme Manager) explain the benefits of having a CMI Level 5 Award in Leadership and Management and the Global Professional Award upon graduating from university.

Contacting us

For any other information about the Global Professional Award, feel free to reach out to us.

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