|Route B: Full Accreditation|
Many activities that are an integral part of university life allow students to gain the skills and experience that employers are looking for. If you have served as a course rep then you may have gained important negotiating skills or become more confident in communicating with people. If you have worked in a part-time job then you will probably understand the importance to employers of reliability, good time-keeping and a customer-focused approach to work.
Route B allows students to combine a range of activities to create their own personalised Degree Plus Award. Students complete at least two extra-curricular activities and can have them accredited for Degree Plus by submitting the Route B Application Form to firstname.lastname@example.org or in hard copy to Degree Plus, Student Guidance Centre by 1st April of the year they graduate (1st October if graduating in Winter).
Under the combined experience route, you will be required to provide documentary evidence of the activities you have engaged in. This evidence may be in the form of, for example, payslips or a written reference from a supervisor. Further advice on providing suitable evidence is available from your Career Advisor/Duty Advisor.
Below is a list of examples of Route B activities.
- Active Member of Club or Society
- Alumni Career Mentoring Scheme
- Attendance at Careers Events (attendance at a minimum of 6 events throughout your Degree)
- Belfast Hills Environmental Sector Training Programme
- Camp America
- Code First: Girls (Free Coding Course)
- Crossroads Caring - "Young Carers" and "In your prime"
- Cultivating creative learners in higher education
- Debating - The Literary and Scientific Society
- Educational Enhancement Process- Student Panel Member
- EEECS Hackerspace Plus
- Erasmus Summer School: Sustainable Communities
- Erasmus (semester1)
- Eventus Student Register Member
- Fundamentals of Trading and Investment
- Industry accredited training in software testing
- INTO China: Chinese Language Summer School
- Language Courses (Non- Specialist)
- Leukaemia & Lymphoma NI
- Library Ambassador
- Living Life to the Full
- Members of Students' Union Council
- Mindfulness 6 week programme
- Nursing and Midwifery Research Internship Scheme
- Outreach to Schools and Colleges
- Part time work off and on campus (not exceeding 15 hours per week)
- Pharmacists in Schools
- Queen's Academy Mentor
- Research Experience Scheme for Undergraduate Students (RESUS) for Psychology Students
- Root Soup/ L'Arche Belfast
- Santander Work Placement Scheme
- School Ambassador for the School of Electronics, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
- School of Pharmacy Buddy Scheme
- Sexual Awareness For Everyone (SAFE)
- Skills for Success Workshops
- Sports Club Officer
- Sports Coaching
- Spread the Word workshops
- Student Advocate (Marketing & Recruitment)
- Student Ambassador
- Summer Humanitarian Project - Malawi
- Tropical Medicine WorkshopsVolunteering
- Volunteering with the Northern Ireland Scout Council
All of the above list are examples of Route B activities. Any activity you undertake whilst at Queen's, either on or off campus, can get accredited as long as you can demonstrate that you have learned skills from your participation. If your activity is not in the Route A list then it will fall into Route B.