Postgraduates see the York Strengths Programme for Postgraduates.
This programme, designed specifically for York Students, aims to help you identify your personal strengths and understand how you can make the most of your strengths to achieve your full potential. York Strengths will help you take charge of your own career journey by giving you:
All first year undergraduates are automatically enrolled to participate in the York Strengths Programme.
The York Strengths Programme has three main components:
An online exercise that allows you to respond naturally to familiar situations and scenarios, resulting in a feedback report outlining your top 3 strengths and giving you tips for further development. Unique and personal to you, it will provide a foundation to build on throughout your time at York. This exercise is not timed - it can be completed in 30 minutes, however you can take as much time as you need.
When: York Strengths Discovery will be available from the start of the spring term. You should aim to complete this if possible before your York Strengths Development Day.
Note: you will need your University username and password to access the Online Discovery information and will then be directed to a new page to create your Online Discovery account.
You will be invited to attend a York Strengths Development Day. The development day will consist of a number of fun and insightful activities that will you understand your strengths. They will:
You will be in groups of no more than 6 students throughout the day.
You will develop a personalised action plan with clear objectives to support the next stages of your personal journey towards attaining a successful and rewarding graduate career.
When: You will receive an invitation to your York Strengths Development Day by email. Most York Strengths Development Days will run in the summer term.
The York Award is a certificate of the University that demonstrates to employers that you have taken a proactive approach to life at university, going beyond your academic studies to enhance your own personal development. It is a great addition to your CV, helping you to pull together and reflect on your experiences and present them in a way that will appeal to employers.
The York Award provides an opportunity to reflect on:
University life is about much more than your degree. There are so many opportunities to enhance your skills and make you attractive to employers. The York Award provides a framework for reflecting on your experiences.
When: Applications for the first stage of the York Award open in Autumn Term of your second year. For more information on the York Award and how you can apply, please visit the York Award web page.
The University has engaged the services of an industry leader to provide a professional development service for our students. On registration, your name and York email address will be shared with the service provider who will manage the online York Strengths Discovery exercise.
As part of that exercise, a feedback report will be generated for you by the provider and will be shared with the University for purposes of supporting your personal and professional development. This report will also be used to produce aggregate statistics to allow the University to better understand student needs and to create and tailor University service provision accordingly.
Data gathered during the York Strengths Development Day will be collated by a coach who will be observing you throughout and will be analysed by the same industry leader. Again, a copy of this report will be given to you and shared with the University for the purposes outlined in the paragraph above.
All information will be managed in accordance with the University’s Data Protection Policy. For further information, see, www.york.ac.uk/records-management/dp/policy/.
Find out more about the nine strengths.
If you have any questions about the programme please email firstname.lastname@example.org. If there are strong reasons why you believe this initiative is inappropriate for you, please let us know by emailing the same address and we can explore these with you.