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SCHOOL REPS d+ AWARD jan 2015

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Konstantina Dee

on 12 January 2015

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GLOUCESTERSHIRE Degreeplus gold aWARD
hOW? wHAT'S THE POINT? WHY? DIFFICULT?
WHAT COUNTS?
tIME CONSUMING?
WHO CARES?

Having a degree is not the passport to a job, it's simply a licence to hunt. Graduates need persistence, tenacity, resilience, confidence, flexibility, empathy, communication skills and a lot more besides…’

Guardian Careers

‘Having completed the Employability award, I realise how
I can transfer those skills into
my future employment and realise the wider benefits
of both the award and my experiences’

I thoroughly enjoyed the whole experience.
I think it was very worthwhile and I learned
a lot about effective applications
and CV writing.’
I would recommend it to others in the
years to come, if it's something someone
really wants , they will find time
amongst everything else to take part.’

or Multiple experiences
Using one experience
THE degreeplus AWARD (GOLD) gives you recognition for activities you engage in outside your course and the skills you develop through these activities
WHAT TYPE OF ACTIVTIES COUNT?
*School/Course Rep*
Student Ambassador
Residential Assistant
Learning Mentor
Running a business
Part time job
Voluntary work
Team sport
Internship

why?
Encourage students to participate in the opportunities
university life has to offer - to gain experience and
develop your employability skills

Receive formal recognition from the University for your
extra-curricular achievements – which will be recorded
in your Higher Education Achievement Report





what happens next?
If your application form and CV meet the required standard, you
will be emailed with an invitation to book your presentation/interview with two members of the Careers Team

If your application form and CV need further work to meet the required standard, you will be offered 1:1 coaching in order to resubmit them successfully, before progressing to the interview stage

If your interview and pitch are successful,
you will receive your Award certificate at a presentation if you wish

If your interview is unsuccessful, the Careers Team can coach you for your next attempt

the process
*Attend a Degreeplus Award
workshop
*Submit an application form and CV
*Meet with a member of the careers
team
*Five minute presentation and
verification interview
My career selfie
Reflect upon strengths and skills to develop a clear idea of what
you have to offer a future employer

Enhance the skills needed to make successful applications and to
perform well in recruitment interviews

Benefit from 1-1 feedback and career coaching from the Careers
team
and there's more...
The Interview
*45 minutes with 2 members of the verification
team at FCH
*Be prepared to discuss 3 skills from; Teamwork &
Leadership, Communication, Problem-solving,
Numeracy & ICT, Self Management ,
Business or Community Awareness
*Dress –smart casual
Tell us what you did, when you did it and your
motivation for getting involved
Tell us what you learnt from the experience and
what you achieved


Pull all of these thoughts together in to
a 5 minute selfie pitch
We want you to..
our graduates SO FAR
‘The employability award has
given me something which makes
me feel like I stand out from
the crowd’

The interview
45 minutes with 2 members of the
verification team at FCH
Be prepared to discuss the 3 skills in
more detail
Dress smart/ casual
reflective skills
independence
flexibility
initiative
thinking skills
research skills
empathy
Team work and leadership
group working
teamworking
relationship building
ability to cope under pressure
negotiating
cooperation
coordination
task allocation
influencing
compromise
decision making

Communication
presentation
negotiation
influencing
compromising
cooperating
social media
report writing

have you ever...
contributed to a team project
persuaded others of your point of view
motivated others?

Problem solving
Have you ever...
summarised a set of ideas
reconciled two points of view
offered support and/or advice
advocated a change?

Have you ever...
put forward a suggestion improving things for other people
set up a new system for handling information
investigated alternative solutions to a problem?

http://www.hear.ac.uk
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