Here are some common questions students ask about York Strengths Online and here are the answers.
York Strengths Online is hosted on the YorkShare VLE, under the Community section. Undergraduate and Taught Postgraduate students will be automatically enrolled.
If you are having any trouble accessing it, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
If you are a Postgraduate research student, on a distance learning programme or a member of staff and would like to access the course, please email email@example.com
You'll be asked for your name and student ID, which registers that you've started the course.
York Strengths Online and the York Strengths Development Day both support you in assessing yourself against the nine York Strengths, and identifying YOUR strengths.
From 2020/21 academic year, York Strengths Online will provide the core content for all students. The York Strengths Development Days will provide an added opportunity to explore your strengths in more depth, with feedback from group members and an external observer.
It's really important that you submit your results in the final section of the course, to verify that you have completed York Strengths Online.
During the course you'll:
When you submit your results, your completion of the course will be recorded on your student record. You will receive confirmation by email and a participation certificate.
All first year undergraduates are expected to complete York Strengths during their first year of study.
Completing York Strengths is also the first stage in the NEW York Award!
We've worked really hard to make York Strengths Online as accessible as possible.
All information generated as a result of your use of York Strengths Online will be managed in accordance with the University's Data Protection Policy.
You will be asked to complete two forms as part of this course. The first is to register that you have joined the course. The second is to submit your results and confirm completion of York Strengths Online. Both these forms ask for your student ID or email address.
The information on these forms will be used to:
No data on the positioning of the York Strengths or identified actions that can be linked to an individual will be shared outside of the Careers and Placements team. We may share this information back with you in the future to support your development. In the event that you do not wish to share this data there will be an option on the relevant form to indicate that.
The course is suitable for anyone new to York Strengths, but also provides a useful refresher and new content for anyone who attended a York Strengths Development Day prior to Easter 2020. If you have already attended a Development Day you may wish to revist your strengths assessment and/or review the actions you recorded in your Learning Journey Booklet, so York Strengths Online is also for you.
If you have any questions which have not been answered here, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org