You’ve already given yourself a head start by selecting to volunteer, so why not add to your volunteering experience by making it count towards YOUR Degree Plus Award?
What is Degree Plus?
Degree Plus is an award which allows Queen’s students to gain accreditation for skills developed outside of their academic programme through, for example, part-time work, volunteering or involvement in the various sports, clubs and societies that the University has to offer. Additional courses may also be included, for example, the European Computer Driving Licence (ECDL), languages training and career development programmes offered by Careers, Employability and Skills. Opportunities to study overseas are also recognised, including the Erasmus programme, which allows students to study in Europe for a year, Study USA, Study China, and the International Association for the Exchange of Students for Technical Experience, or IAESTE, a worldwide student exchange programme.
Do employers recognise it?
Absolutely. Currently PWC and Santander are corporate partners with Degree Plus.
In a competitive graduate job market, Degree Plus is a positive way of developing your employability skills and making your experiences work for you.
For more information, visit Degree Plus at: www.qub.ac.uk/degreeplus