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