Careers, Employability and Skills

E-folio and other recording tools for PDP

“It's a dream until you write it down, and then its a goal” - Anonymous

Taking time out to stop, think and record your key achievements and goals has a number of benefits. It helps you to build up a database of personal achievements and has the following benefits:

  • Making a note of you main achievements and setting a few personal goals is a good to motivating yourself and improve self-confidence.  Many successful sports and professional people use this strategy to help them to focus on the things that they really want to achieve.  Try it out for yourself, write down 3 or 4 things that you would really like to do over the next year and review it in 12 months to see how you got on. 
  • Having a database of your evidenced achievements and skills will be useful aide-mémoire ensure that you do not miss any important points about yourself and your experiences when you want to apply for a job, postgraduate course or produce a CV for professional purposes.

Some Schools provide a paper-based PDP/Feedback Handbook or Learning Log but most will encourage you to make use of the PDP E-folio in Queen’s Online.  The E-folio has been designed to help you to record your skills and achievements in an organised manner that can, ultimately, help you to evidence your performance for potential employers.  You can also download the information you record into a Word format so that you can;

  • edit it for a range of purposes
  • take your record away with you when you leave Queen’s

 The E-folio also offers links to information and services that can help you to achieve your goals (see the My School page). 

PDP efolio