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Gold Duke of Edinburgh - Worth Doing?

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    Universities are more interested in people who have done interesting stuff outside school and without their school's help. Work in a charity shop, do some social volunteering, train for a 5k Run etc - you can organise and do all this sort of stuff yourself and it actually makes you look more mature and outgoing if you haven't done this a part of DoE. Having stuff handed to you on a plate doesn't show very much about you - just that your school told you to do DoE.

    Just remember that you shouldn't just 'list' this sort of stuff - you need to explain why you did it and what you got out of it, ie. training for a 5k shows determination, working to a goal/deadline, a sense of achievement/pleasure when you did it plus an understanding of community/social responsibility etc etc

    If you like the idea of it, then go for it!

    It might not be much in itself, but it would help if you can do subject related volunteering and skills. The expedition is a laugh as well

    I think it would probably help more in some courses than others eg. if you are getting an interview, it could be a good thing to talk about?
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