Last chance for DofE 2017/18

It’s your last chance to get involved in your SU’s Duke of Edinburgh Gold Award for the 2017/18 academic year. Sign up by 5th February!

Last year, your SU hosted its first ever Duke of Edinburgh Gold Award launch event, to celebrate the opportunity for students to get involved in the renowned award right here on campus.

Since then we have enrolled over 20 students on the programme to start their journey towards the gold! But don’t worry if you missed the launch, there’s still time to get involved. 

The Duke of Edinburgh’s Gold Award is an amazing opportunity to take part in adventures, learn new skills, meet new people and gain a renowned Award that is recognised by employers.

You can get involved in hundreds of different activities in the physical section, such as canoeing, golf, trampolining, football, rugby, karate and much more. You can then develop skills in engineering, IT, animal care, singing, conservation or whatever you’re interested in. Followed by volunteering in areas such as animal welfare, charities, teaching and more. We work with you to choose and plan what activities you’d like to do.

If you want to stand out to employers, The Duke of Edinburgh award is a fantastic addition to your CV, and can make all the difference during the application process. The award is highly valued by future employers. Your employability prospects are broadened from completing the DofE, as you get to develop your Work Ready skills through volunteering, physical and skills activities, an expedition and a residential.

As well as improving your employability chances, you have the opportunity to develop your mind, body and soul, in an environment of social interaction and team working. You get to meet new people and learn new skills as well as having fun!

To find out more about how The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award works, click HERE

To get involved just email [email protected] by Monday 5th February with your name and student ID, you will then be sent more information and invited to attend an information session on Monday 15th February. This session is an informal chance to meet other people interested in taking part.

Winner of the competition

A massive shoutout to Leonie Ryder who has won herself a DofE backpack. Anyone who signed up during term 1 was piled into a draw to be randomly selected for the bag. See Leonie's happy face below with Sophia, your Vice President International.