This is the homepage of Cambridge University Duke of Edinburgh's Award Society. We exist to help the students of the university in all aspects of their award, from registration with the local council to that coveted trip to the Palace. We can provide advice on the activities you have chosen such as sports or skills, we can keep you updated on the latest volunteering opportunities and residential projects, and we also organise two expeditions a year in the mountains of the United Kingdom.
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What is the Duke of Edinburgh's Award?
The award was set up by HRH Prince Phillip, The Duke of Edinburgh, in 1956 to "inspire, guide and support young people in their self-development and recognise their achievements". The award demonstrates your ability to commit to a range of challenging and rewarding activites over a sustained period of time. These might be things you are doing already, such as college rowing, or you could try something completely different like Tiddlywinks. Employers recognise the dedication and effort that is involved in obtaining a Duke of Edinburgh's Award and what it says about you as a person. If you wish to find out more about the different levels and sections in the award please click here.
Already completed your award?
Alternatively the society is looking for people with mountaineering experience to help lead the bi-annual expeditions. We could even sponsor you to complete your Mountain Leader's training. If you want to know more please contact our Senior Expeditions Officer, James, for details. Alternatively, you can join the society as a helper, here.