Presentation on theme: "The ‘STAR’ Award: Recognising Student Learning & Contribution to University Life Dr Joy Perkins Educational & Employability Development Adviser."— Presentation transcript:
The ‘STAR’ Award: Recognising Student Learning & Contribution to University Life Dr Joy Perkins Educational & Employability Development Adviser
What does the STAR Award involve? Participating in a specified Students’ Association role, on- campus support role or community volunteering role. Undertaking two workshops on skills development and interview technique. Engaging in at least one elective personal development workshop. Maintaining an ePortfolio-based reflective diary. Undertaking an assessed competency-based interview to measure achievement of Aberdeen Graduate Attributes.
Which Aberdeen Graduate Attributes are assessed? An ability to communicate effectively for different purposes and in different contexts An ability to work independently and as part of a team A capacity for self-reflection, self-discovery and personal development A diverse set of transferable and generic skills An awareness of personal strengths and weaknesses
Most popular roles Society/Sports Club Committee member – 43 students Society/Sports Club President/Captain – 30 students Class Representative – 29 students
What are the distinguishing lifewide learning features of the Award? Alignment with employability-focused Graduate Attributes Employer participation throughout the Award to provide specialist advice Recognises co- curricular learning, development and achievement ePortfolio use – Record of activity, skills audit and reflection Hierarchical assessment framework – bronze, silver and gold awards Bespoke competency-based interviews
In conclusion we believe the STAR Award: Is unique Develops students’ employability Enhances the student experience through recognising and rewarding co-curricular lifewide learning www.abdn.ac.uk/careers/co-curriculum/staraward /