Careers Service

General competitions

General competitions

Taking part in competitions can enhance your career opportunities. You could win a cash prize, an internship or even a chance to travel abroad.

Deadlines are staggered throughout the year, so check each link for up-to-date information.

  • Adzuna Graduate of the Year - annual competition for final year students who have excelled in any aspect of university life. Prizes include £1,000 cash, the chance to intern at a top UK company, advice from a career coach and CV clinic, and £200 to spend on courses to top up your skills. This year's competition closed on 30 June 2017.
  • Student Employee of the Year (SEOTY) - recognises the achievements of students who combine part-time work with their study commitments. A former Newcastle University student won Student Employee of the Year in 2013. Nominations open in February and close in April.
  • TARGETjobs: Female Undergraduate of the Year - annual competition to win a paid internship with leading employers, trips abroad, and the chance to be recognised as the very best. This year's prize is a 10 week summer internship with Rolls Royce. Closed in January 2017.
  • TARGETjobs: Male Undergraduate of the Year - annual competition to win a paid internship with leading employers, trips abroad, and the chance to be recognised as the very best. This year's prize is a 10 week summer internship with L'Oreal in Paris. Closed in January 2017.
  • TARGETjobs: The One to Watch Undergraduate - opportunity for 2nd year undergraduates to win a 10 week paid internship with First Names Group, including a week in Hong Kong. You must be entrepreneurial, resourceful, collaborative and not afraid to shake things up. Closed in January 2017.