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.

  • 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. Applications are open now and close on 29 January 2018
  • 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. Applications are open now and close on 29 January 2018
  • 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. Applications are open now and close on 29 January 2018.
  • TARGETjobs: Undergraduate of the Year for Impactful Social Action - opportunity to win a unique experience with Teach First. You must have the potential to become an impactful leader and the drive to go the extra mile. Applications are open now and close on 29 January 2018.
  • TARGETjobs: Undergraduate of the Year Award for Innovation - more details about this award to be announced.  Applications are open now and close on 29 January 2018. 
  • 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.