Enhancing your employability

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Enhance your employability

In a competitive graduate jobs market, Degree Plus is a positive way of developing your employability skills and making your non-academic experience work for you

Through extra-curricular work experiences or internships, volunteering, accredited career development programmes, language courses, or involvement in the various sports, clubs and societies.

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Great opportunities

Additional courses may also be included, such as the European Computer Driving Licence (ECDL), languages training and career development programmes.

Opportunities to study overseas are also recognised, including the Erasmus programme (which allows students to study in Europe for a year), Study USA, Study China, and the International Association for the Exchange of Students for Technical Experience (IAESTE), a worldwide student exchange programme.

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"Avail of the services offered by the Student Guidance Centre, and immerse yourself in extra-curricular activities. You'll add an entire new layer to your experience at Queen’s"
Final year student
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How do I qualify for the award?

The award is open to all full-time and part-time undergraduate and postgraduate taught students, and you will receive the Award alongside your degree when you graduate. The Degree Plus Award is free, although some of the qualifying courses do charge their own small fee.

The deadline for submission of Degree Plus may vary depending upon which approved activity you choose to undertake.  However, it must be completed in full at least two months before your graduation month.

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