There is no registration or sign up for the Degree Plus award. It is a student driven programme and therefore it is your undertaking of extracurricular activities whilst at Queens, which can get accredited by the award as long as you are able to show that you have learned valuable employability skills from your participation.
Activities can fall into one of two Routes:
These are a set list of activities which typically lead to a certificate or diploma in their own right. They require significant input and work. If you complete one or more route A programmes we will be notified by the course administrator and you will receive the Degree Plus award when you graduate. Any activities which are not on this list will automatically fall into Route B
This route allows students to combine a range of activities to create your own personalised Degree Plus award. To get your route B activities accredited you need to complete a Route B Application Form. Within this form you firstly outline two or more activities you have completed/undertaken and secondly, expand on the skills you have learned from your participation. This form needs to be submitted electronically to firstname.lastname@example.org or in hard copy to Degree Plus, Student Guidance Centre before 1st April of your graduation year (1st October if graduating in the winter) along with evidence of participation (e.g. payslip, certificate, email of confirmation) and a CV/covering letter which articulates the skills you have outlined in the form. This form will be assessed by the Degree Plus Forum and we will let you know if you have been successful approximately 1 month before your graduation.
If you require further information on the Degree Plus award we will be running Information workshops throughout the semester. Please see dates/times below (click here to view the workshop slides).
Please note that attendance at one of these workshops IS NOT a requirement for the Degree Plus Award.