This society aims to help students complete their Duke of Edinburgh's Gold Award. We mainly focus on organising, planning of the expedition and the training required to complete the expedition. However, we can give you help completing the other award sections. It does not matter if you are a bronze/silver award holder, or have no idea what the Award Scheme is about, we will get you up to speed in no time. Each year we arrange a training, practice and qualifying expeditions, and we can assist you with your other sections of the award.
What is the D of E award?
It is an award that any person ages between 14 and 24 years old. There are 3 possible levels: bronze silver and gold, our society mainly focuses on helping students complete their Gold award. The award is completed by doing 5 sections: Volunteering, Physical, Skills, Expedition and for Gold, a Residential. You will find yourself helping people or the community, getting fitter, developing skills, going on an expedition and taking part in a residential activity
Why should I do it?
It gives you skills that employers look for and it looks great on a CV, especially the gold award. It improves your teamwork planning and much much more. You will also make a difference to other people’s lives and your community, be fitter and healthier, make new friends and have memories to last you a lifetime.
For more information look at the awards official website http://www.dofe.org/en/content/cms/doing-your-dofe/ or come to one of our weekly meetings (see facebook page link for up to date infomation about our society)
What does this society do?
We hold weekly meetings to provide relevant training and information before the practice and final expeditions. We organise navigation weekends to prepare you for practice and assessed expeditions. We'll also give you training on equipment, health & safety, cooking in the outdoors and route planning. As well as organising the practise and final expeditions, which occur during the University holidays. Come along to our weekly meetings and check our Facebook Page for further details
Link to the facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/UoNDofE/
Images from expeditions
Walking group 2015