Learning opportunities

Alongside your usual studies, we offer free extracurricular courses to enhance your employability prospects and enrich your university experience.

Global Graduate Awards

Delivered by specialists from across the University and beyond, our Global Graduate Awards are a series of free extracurricular courses unique to the University of Surrey. They are available in global citizenshiplanguages and sustainability

Your chosen award will be taken alongside your course of study, providing an excellent opportunity to expand your horizons and enhance your employability and will appear on your final transcript.

Global Graduate Award in Global Citizenship

Our Global Graduate Award in Global Citizenship allows you to reflect on your own role as a global citizen, both within the microcosm of the University and in the wider world. You will develop knowledge and skills relevant to the international workplace, in particular communication skills and project management skills.

Global Graduate Award in Languages

Add an international element to your university experience with our Global Graduate Award in Languages. There are currently 11 languages on offer, from Arabic to Spanish. With a variety of levels available, you can learn a new language or continue with one you don't want to forget.

Global Graduate Award in Sustainability

Our Global Graduate Award in Sustainability will improve your understanding of the world we live in. On this course you will gain an in-depth understanding of a wide range of issues affecting the sustainability of our planet including:

  • The environment
    Environmental issues include climate change and biodiversity loss as well as resource management for energy, food and water provision
  • The economy
    Economic aspects include discussion of taxes, subsidies, economic growth, corporate social responsibility and supply chains.
  • Social issues
    Social matters span the sociology and psychology of sustainability, environmental law and sustainable tourism. and the possible solutions to resolve these.


Applications open at the beginning of each academic year for registered students.

For more information, please visit our GGA website.

If you have any enquiries about out Global Graduate Awards, don’t hesitate to get in touch: gga@surrey.ac.uk.

Employability Award

Our Employability Award will help you develop the skills you need to stand out in the employer selection process for internships, placements and graduate-level jobs. It will enhance your employability and build your confidence as you enter the world of work.


Registered students can start their award programme at any time and work towards completing the modules throughout the duration of their course.

If you have any enquiries about our Employability Award, don't hesitate to get in touch: