Duke of Edinburgh Award

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  • Duke of Edinburgh Award Student Membership£8.00
  • Duke of Edinburgh Award Non-Student Membership£8.00

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  • Duke of Edinburgh Award Society Award Fees£28.00
  • EU DofE Risk Assessment 2019

    22 May 2019

    Risk assessment for EUDofE events

  • EUDofE Constitution 2018

    22 May 2018

    Constitution updated May 2018

  • EUDofE Constitution 2019

    22 Mar 2019

    Constitution updated on 11/03/19

  • Introduction to DofE

    08 Sep 2018

    A PowerPoint presentation giving an overview of the Award, specifically the Gold Award, and how to go about registering for the Award (see the Registration Form resource). For more detailed information about the Award, activity ideas or general DofE information see http://www.theaward.org

  • Kit List

    08 Sep 2018

    Expedition kit list

  • Registration form

    08 Sep 2018

    Form required to sign up in order to get access to edofe along. Please return along with current fee

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Welcome to the Duke of Edinburgh's Award Society page! This is a society dedicated to getting students interested through their Gold Duke of Edinburgh's Award. Whether you need help with the sections of your award, residential ideas or need to get through those expeditions, we are here to help! Through our society you can complete your expedition section, undertaking the planning and head out on a 2-, 3-, and 4-day expedition in wild country with up to 6 other people. This is a great way to get to know more people and it's a rewarding experience. 

 

Anyone can undertake DofE up until your 25th birthday and it doesn't matter if you are not already a Bronze/Silver award holder or have no idea what the award scheme is about. Our meetings are held on Mondays 1900-2000 in David Hume Tower LG.08, so please stop by to find out more about DofE and get involved!

 

What is the DofE award?

It is an award that any person aged between 14 and 24 years old can work towards. There are 3 possible levels: Bronze, Silver, and Gold. Our society focuses on helping students complete their Gold award. The award is achieved by completing 5 required 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. This is what DofE is all about: developing you as a person and getting you involved in extracurricular activites to complement your academic pursuits.

 

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 more. You will also make a difference to other people’s lives and your community, get 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 our Facebook page 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 prepare you for practice- and assessed-expeditions, giving you training on equipment, health & safety, cooking in the outdoors, and route planning. Alongside this, we also organising the practice- and final-expeditions and have socials throughout the academic year which are always loads of fun.

 

What can I do now that I've compeleted my Gold award?

DofE programmes are run by Leaders, many of whom are volunteers. People who get a buzz from helping people achieve. Individuals who, in many cases, achieved Awards themselves – people like you! You may have even experienced this through doing DofE leadership for your Gold volunteering activity. You could become a supervisor or an assessor for groups around Edinburgh. For more information, speak to the committee and find out more information at http://www.fota.org.uk/exped-volunteers.

 

Previous Expeditions  

Cairngorms and Arrochar 2017

 

Isle of Arran 2018

 
Award Coordinator
Yazmin Conn
Hike Coordinator
Jacob Holt
Monica Jones
Ross Waugh
President
Rosie Boyes
Monica Jones
Secretary
Ellen Macrae
Callum McGrath
Duncan Miller
Treasurer
Jacob Holt