Employability Points

GET INVOLVED, GET REWARDED.


How to get points

 

Students can claim ‘Employability Points’ for undertaking extra-curricular activities which help develop valuable ‘soft skills’. For each activity logged on MyFolio, students are awarded points based on the relevance of the activity and the level of commitment demonstrated.

The allocation of points is determined by the information provided and for an overview of the different areas which can be considered, please see our general guidelines.

Please see below for some examples of activities that will earn you Employability Points:

 

 

 

Points can be earned by completing activities on or off campus, although the EP team do not award points for any activities completed prior to becoming a student at the University of Kent.

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. If the team feel that the student’s employability has not benefited, points will not be awarded.

 

2016-17 Points Classification

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

Show all

|

Hide all

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)

10

 

 

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

20

10

40

Organise University/public event

20

10

40

Organise society event

15

10

25

Assist at University event

10

5

15

Attend conference

15

10

25

Attend University event

10

5

15

Attend networking event

15

10

25

Participate in an arts event or 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

 

 

 

*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

40

 

 

Kent Union buddy scheme

20

 

 

Competition/scholarship winner (Big Ideas, Bob Friend Memorial)

10

 

 

University of Kent Summer School

20

 

30

 

*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

 

 

Kent Union/GK Unions KSCV Platinum (non-curricular)

40

 

 

 

*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 (per session) (not as part of degree)

5

 

 

 

*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

 

 

Course rep

25

 

 

School/department assistant/ambassador

30

 

 

Other part-time Kent Union officer role

30

 

 

Committee member of SLVG/charity/media group

30

 

 

Committee member of society/club

25

 

 

Student Ambassador

30

 

 

Run in an election campaign

15

 

 

Kent Students Blog

10

 

 

 

*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 (through Careers and Employability Service)

15

 

 

Non-compulsory training (manual handling, equality/diversity)

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 SLVG (Stage Spiders, Kent RAG, SIFE, First Aid)

15

 

 

Member of society

5

 

 

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

5

 

 

 

*Points ranges explained

 

 

 

 

Employability Points scheme - © University of Kent

Hub for Innovation & Enterprise, Canterbury Innovation Centre, Unit 70, University Road, Canterbury, Kent, CT2 7FG, T: +44 (0)1227 823109

Last Updated: 05/10/2017