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Supplementary Record and EPP level

Every student in the EPP programme is awarded a ‘Supplementary Record’ when they graduate. This record highlights your involvement and is a great addition to your CV!

Your Supplementary Record

How it looks and what it contains:

  • A brief EPP explanation for employers.
  • A list of the community organisations you volunteered with and the hours spent helping each.
  • A list of the university activities that you have helped out at on campus.
  • A list of the workshops (or series of workshops) that you have attended.
  • Your overall EPP rating of gold, silver or bronze.

You will receive your Supplementary Record electronically when you graduate but you can start adding your volunteering hours and experience to your CV immediately. Contact the Careers team for help and advice.

Using your Supplementary Record

The careers team advise that it is best to use the relevant information from your Supplementary Record to include in your CV. Then, when you get called in for an interview, your Supplementary Record is a great support document to take with you, along with a copy of your CV and any other relevant documents.

What are the Gold, Silver and Bronze levels and how do I ‘go for gold’?

The level that you achieve depends on your involvement across the three components of the programme- community volunteering, university participation, and workshop attendance.

Gold

  • 50 hours volunteering
  • 4 university activities
  • 8 workshops

      Silver

      • 40 hours volunteering
      • 3 university activities
      • 6 workshops

          Bronze

          • 30 hours volunteering
          • 2 university activities
          • 4 workshops

          The three levels were previously called Distinction, Achieved, and Merit.

          Postgraduate and Pathways students: You only need to complete half of each amount shown above.

          A Supplementary Record is awarded to everyone who is part of EPP. However those that reach gold, silver or bronze level will have this recognised on their record. To reach the gold level, you need to meet all three gold criteria. If you reach the gold level in two components and silver in the other, your overall level will be silver. Remember, the more you get involved in the programme, the more skills and experience you will gain!

          How do I use my Supplementary Record when I graduate?

          The careers team advise that it is best to use the relevant information from your Supplementary Record and include it in your CV. Then, when you get called in for an interview, your Supplementary Record is a great support document to take with you, along with a copy of your CV and any other relevant documents.

          To find out more about adding volunteer roles to your CV, book into a CV writing workshop with the careers team.