Employability Points

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How to get points

 

You can claim ‘Employability Points’ for undertaking co-curricular activities which help develop ‘soft skills’.

If you are currently undertaking co-curricular activities, please log these on MyFolio and the EP team will allocate you points.

If you are not sure what activities to get involved with, here are some examples:

You can earn points by completing activities on or off campus, although activities undertaken before you started your studies at Kent do not qualify for points.

Please be aware that if a student is found attending identical events on multiple occasions, it is at the discretion of the EP team as to whether points will be awarded. Additionally, if a student fails to engage with the event or it is clear the event has no direct benefit to the student's employability, points may not be awarded.

2018-19 Points Classification

For the full list of the points classification for the Employability Points Scheme, please see below under the selected headings:

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Student Enterprise and Networking

Type of activity

Points value*

Normal

Min

Max

Enterprise Skills Award Advanced with Distinction

30

 

 

Enterprise Skills Award Advanced

25

 

 

Enterprise Skills Award Intermediate

20

 

 

Enterprise Skills Award Beginner

15

 

 

Business Start-up (business must be trading)

40

 

 

Participate in enterprise competition/challenge (each stage)

15

 

 

Submit business plan to Hub for Innovation and Enterprise mentors

15

 

 

Attend entrepreneurial bootcamp

20

   

Attend enterprise event (Network 612, KBS Enterprise Day, Paul Dyer Challenge)

15

10

20

Company experience (site tour, open day, Q&A)

15

10

20

Attend business advice session

10

 

 

Professional membership (Society of Biology, Institute of Directors)

15

 

 

Develop online profile (Employability Toolkit, MyFolio, LinkedIn)

5

 

 

 

*Points ranges explained

Events

Type of activity

Points value*

Normal

Min

Max

Contribute to/present at conference

25

15

45

Organise University/public event

20

10

40

Organise society event

15

10

25

Assist at University event

10

5

15

Attend conference

20

10

40

Attend University event

10

5

15

Attend networking event

15

10

25

Participate in a sporting competition

10

5
15

Attend open lecture

5

   

Participate in focus group

5

 

 

Attend careers fair

5

 

 

 

*Points ranges explained

Work Experience

Type of activity

Points value*

Normal

Min

Max

Non-curricular internship (6-12 months)

60

40

100

Non-curricular internship (4-12 weeks FT)

40

20

80

Part time work (on-going for more than 1 month)

30

20

50

Project placement

25

15

45

Work experience placement (2-4 weeks FT)

20

10

40

Work shadowing placement (1-2 weeks)

15

10

25

Assessment centre (Max: 5 times)

15

10

20

Partner Schools' Teaching Experience Scheme Part 1

30

   

Partner Schools' Teaching Experience Scheme Part 2

50

   

Interview/telephone interview (Max: 5 times)

5

 

 

Kent Health student vacation scheme

50

 

 

School of Psychology WES or RES Scheme

40

   

 

*Points ranges explained

Mentoring and Achievements

Type of activity

Points value*

Normal

Min

Max

Careers Award on Moodle

60

   

KBS Careers Employability Award on Moodle (only if optional)

30

   

KLS Extra-curricular modules (Negotiation and Mediation)

30

   

Student Mentoring (includes all training)

45

 

 

University prize (Chancellor's Prize, Entrepreneur of the Year)

15

 

 

International buddy scheme (completed parts A and B)

30

 

 

International buddy scheme (completed part A)

15

 

 

Accessibility buddies/volunteers

40

 

 

Kent Union buddy scheme

30

 

 

Competition winner

15

 

 

Scholarship winner

10

 

 

Buddy Plus Scheme

30

   

Global Skills Award (Bronze)

5

   

Global Skills Award (Silver)

10

   

Global Skills Award (Gold)

15

   

Kent Global Passport

35

   

 

*Points ranges explained

Volunteering

Type of activity

Points value*

Normal

Min

Max

Volunteering**

20

10

40

Kent Union/GK Unions KSCV Bronze (25hrs)

20

 

 

Kent Union/GK Unions KSCV Silver (50hrs)

25

 

 

Kent Union/GK Unions KSCV Gold (100hrs)

30

 

 

Kent Union/GK Unions KSCV Gold Plus (200 hours)

35

 

 

 

*Points ranges explained

** If you are undertaking volunteering work, speak to Kent Union to earn the various KSCV Awards.

Languages and International Opportunities

Type of activity

Points value*

Normal

Min

Max

Study, work or volunteer abroad (not as part of degree)

50

30

90

CELTA Course

50

 

 

Cambridge Exam Preparation Course

45

 

 

Completion of a World language module

45

 

 

Completion of a Taster langauge module

20

 

 

Completion of a Language Express course

30

   

Completion of a CEWL Course (ie. BSL, IELT)

30

 

 

English Language course (not as part of degree)

15

 

 

 

*Points ranges explained

When logging points, think about the international dimension of the activity, as this can earn you more points! For more information on international extra-curricular opportunities at the University of Kent, see here.

Roles and Responsibilities at University

Type of activity

Points value*

Normal

Min

Max

Student committee member (schools, Parkwood, GSA)

35

   

Faculty rep

35

 

 

School rep

30

 

 

Student rep

25

 

 

School/department assistant/ambassador

30

 

 

Other part-time Kent Union officer role

30

 

 

Committee member of charity/media/community action group

30

 

 

Committee member of society/club

25

 

 

Student Ambassador

30

 

 

Run in an election campaign

10

 

 

Kent Students Blog (membership)

10

 

 

Athena Swan Award

40

 

 

Kent Law Clinic: Receptionist

20

   

Kent Law Clinic: Coordinator

30

   

 

*Points ranges explained

Training and workshops

Type of activity

Points value*

Normal

Min

Max

Accredited course (1st Aid, Health/Hygiene, ECDL)

15

10

20

Placement workshops (non-compulsory)

15

 

 

Kent Union/GK Unions Employability Skills training

15

 

 

Skills Workshops

10

5

15

Key2Advance Programme (Brussels only)

15

10

20

Employability session (CV check, mock interview, careers workshop)

10

 

 

Professional Mentoring

15

 

 

Training

10

 

 

Study Plus Course - High Employability Value (per hour)

5

 

60

Study Plus Course - Low Employability Value (per two hours)

5

 

30

 

*Points ranges explained

** Study Plus low and high employability value explained

Societies and sports

Type of activity

Points value*

Normal

Min

Max

Member of media group (CSR/Inquire)

15

   

Member of sports team

10

 

 

Member of music group

10

 

 

Member of Community Action Group

15

 

 

Member of an academic society

15

 

 

Member of society

5

 

 

Publication in student media outlet (e.g. Inquire, Medwire, etc) (Max: 5 times)

5

   

 

*Points ranges explained

Creative activities

Type of activity

Points value*

Normal

Min

Max

Involvement with a theatre performance (including rehersals)

25

15

45

Curating an arts exhibition

20

15

30

Videography (independent or commercial)

20

15

30

Website design (independent or commercial)

20

15

30

Musical performance

15

10

25

Attend a film festival

15

5

20

Dance performance

15

10

25

 

*Points ranges explained

 

 

 

 

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Last Updated: 19/10/2018