Key facts

The University’s STAR (Students Taking Active Roles) Award and Leadership Academy aim to maximise student employability by developing their skills and Aberdeen Graduate Attributes. The STAR Award allows students to enhance and gain recognition for the skills they develop through a wide range of approved roles while the Leadership Academy enables participants to develop their personal leadership skills and attributes. Both initiatives consistently attract high-calibre students from across all years of study and subjects areas, with several hundred students taking part in each academic year.

A key aspect of these flagship intitiatives is the contribution employers make by delivering workshops. Topics could include any aspects of leadership such as strategic planning, motivational skills, team work or dealing with conflict as well as wider-ranging skills sessions on presentation skills, networking, time management or practical training on interviews or assessment centres.

Benefits to you

  • Increase your organisation's profile on campus
  • Interact and network with a breadth of highly engaged and motivated students
  • Continued professional development for you/your staff
  • A sense of satisfaction to know you are actively helping students’ employability!

Next steps

For more information on this excellent way to enhance your own CPD and meet the next generation of talented students, please email or