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Royal Holloway Passport Award

Passport Award The Royal Holloway Passport Award enriches the student experience and enhances the employment success of our graduates

It’s a skills award that highlights the achievements and contributions made by students beyond their academic accomplishments.  

Students are awarded points for the completion of a range of activities, such as volunteering, tutoring, or offering educational support - or for having positions of responsibility such as becoming a Students' Union committee member or a course representative.  

There’s something to suit all tastes - whether it be singing in the chapel choir or presenting a radio show. Towards the end of the Passport Award process, students attend a coaching session to reflect on the skills they have developed and learn how to articulate them to potential employers.  

Once students have completed the Passport Award, they can work towards the Passport Gold Award to further develop their leadership aptitude by undertaking tasks that require high innovation.

Our students' success is celebrated in style with our annual Passport Award ceremony!

Your time at University is about more than succeeding in your academic studies. 82 per cent of graduate employers rank ‘employability skills’ as a priority when recruiting. What do you have to offer?

Employers tell us that although they value a good degree, the graduates who really stand out from the crowd are those who have developed the range of co-curricular skills required to become successful employees. 

Through the Royal Holloway Passport Award Scheme you will have the opportunity to participate in new activities, reflect upon some of the things you’re already doing, develop your employability, and learn how to showcase to your future employers the transferable skills which they so highly value. 

With the Royal Holloway Passport Award, you can:

  • enjoy new opportunities and widen your skill set
  • learn how to showcase transferable skills to employers in a competitive job market
  • gain recognition for the difference you make in College and local communities
  • receive a Passport Award certificate celebrating your achievements at our annual awards ceremony.

Students that have already completed the Passport Award can now work towards the Passport Gold Award.

The award focuses on developing leadership skills by awarding passport points for 'gold' activities, which require a student to demonstrate high innovation and leadership aptitude.

For further information about the Passport Gold Award and how you can start working towards it, visit our eCampus page.

Original passport image"It helped me to realise that everything I do at university makes my CV that little bit better. 

It will allow me to achieve more in my career than I would possibly do otherwise, and allows me to realise that my university does value me.”  

Ciaran Gilbride, BSc Earth Sciences.

Original passport"The award gives a tangible recognition for your achievements, which serves as a great opportunity to stand out during the application process. 

Personally, I think the scheme develops and improves my understanding of the significance of transferable skills, and motivates me to make the most of my co-curricular activities.”  

Olga Turek, BSc Management.



Get involved

The Passport Award is open to all current students at Royal Holloway and is designed to be completed alongside full-time academic studies.


The Royal Holloway Passport Award helps our graduates succeed in a highly competitive job market by equipping them with the skills and attributes needed to make the transition from education into the world of work.


Contact us

For more information, email: passportaward@royalholloway.ac.uk

twitter: @RHULPassport


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