Here are answers to some common questions students ask about York Strengths Online.
York Strengths Online and the York Strengths Development Session form a blended learning programme for first year undergraduate students to support you in assessing yourself against the nine York Strengths, identifying YOUR strengths and making the most of your time at university.
York Strengths Online provides the core content, as well as high quality optional discovery exercises to help you carry out a self assessment of your strengths. It's a great stand alone resource which all students can participate in.
The York Strengths Development Sessions provide an added opportunity for undergraduate first year students to explore your strengths in a group setting, with feedback from group members and an external observer. Participants take part in a series of interactive activities, led by an Observer, and completed with others in a small group. The Observer will be noticing what you're good at and what energises you, as well as asking you to consider this for yourself.
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 your results are verified, 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 step to gaining the 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.
If you attended a Development Session after Easter 2020 then you will have been asked to use York Strengths Online as part of the blended learning offer. You can access York Strengths Online at any point to complete the journey, or to revisit the content.
If you attended a York Strengths Development Session prior to Easter 2020 the course provides a useful refresher and some additional content. If you wish to revisit your strengths assessment and/or review the actions you recorded York Strengths Online is also for you.
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