DEGREE PLUS: WHAT IS IT?

DEGREE PLUS IS A VEHICLE FOR ACCREDITING WORK-RELATED LEARNING AND SKILLS THAT CURRENT QUEEN'S STUDENTS DEVELOP THROUGH EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITIES AND ARE RELEVANT TO THEIR POTENTIAL APPLICATIONS GRADUATE JOB MARKETS. 

There are two Routes to Degree Plus.  You can choose from the advertised activities listed one of these Routes to gain the Award:

  • Route A:  Complete 1 activity from the list for automatic qualification. Route A activities are substantial and will involve a significant input of time and work
  • Route B:  Combine at least 2 smaller activities and apply for accreditation

The award is open to all full-time and part-time undergraduate, and postgraduate taught students.  If you complete Degree Plus 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.

For further information on the Routes to Degree Plus, click here.

DEGREE PLUS: WHY GO FOR IT?

Those who engage in Degree Plus have the opportunity to demonstrate to employers and others that they have gained valuable work-related skills and experiences that that are needed for workplace success. The Award can also help students to actively learning how to articular their experience is to employers and other relevant organisations.    

 Many activities you participate in - whether an international work-related experience;  having a part-time/summer job; active engagement in a sport, club, society  or voluntary work - may be allowing you to acquire important employability skills such as teamwork; leadership; communication; business, commercial or  cultural awareness.  The Degree Plus Award is a formal recognition, by Queen's,  of these skills and experiences. 

DEGREE PLUS: FURTHER INFORMATION AND DEADLINES

Route A:  Deadlines are set by each activity provider

Route B:  The agreed deadline for the submission of completed Degree Plus Route B application form is:

 April 1st        - for students graduating in the summer

 October 1st  - for students graduating in December.

Students can also find out more by logging into MyFuture ‌and booking into a Degree Plus workshop.  The semester 1 workshops are as follows:

 

Friday 23rd September 2016          1pm-1:30pm         Grad School DegreePlus Workshop in the Grad School

Tuesday 4th October 2016             1pm-1:45pm         SGC Hub Group Room

Thursday 13th October 2016         12:30pm-1:15pm  SGC Hub Group Room

Monday 7th November 2016         1pm-1:45pm          SGC Hub Group Room

Wednesday 9th November 2016  1pm-1:45pm           SGC Hub Group Room

Thursday 1st December 2016      1pm-1:45pm            SGC Conference Room 2

 

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Contact
Phone: 028 90973617
Email: degreeplus@qub.ac.uk
Web: www.qub.ac.uk/degreeplus

 

NICVA and Santander are corporate partners of Degree Plus