New England Award
How to Get Started
Register for the New England Award online.
2. Start using MyNEA
MyNEA is a web-based records management system which allows you to record your:
- Personal details
- Extra curricular activities
- Skills developed
- Achievements and highlights of your university experience and
- New England Award activities
To start simply go to the MyNEA front page and click 'login'. Once you login using your UNE username and password you will automatically be able to use your MyNEA portfolio.
3. Plan your Activities
Once you have gained access to your MyNEA portfolio you should plan the activities you would like to count towards your New England Award. Within MyNEA, you can browse the NEA list by clicking on 'Add/Browse activities'. You can then add any relevant activities to your MyNEA profile by simply clicking on the entry and adding the activity.
You can also add a 'customised' activity. MOST OFF CAMPUS STUDENTS WILL USE CUSTOMISED ACTIVITIES TO CREATE THE ACTIVITIES THEY SELECT FROM THEIR OWN COMMUNITY. On and Off campus students can use the customised activity to add activities that are not on the standard list. Check with the NEA Program Manager if you are claiming 50 or more points, or if you need help to work out where an activity fits in the NEA.
Any activities that you complete and want to claim must be submitted for approval by pressing the 'save and submit' button.
The activities eligible for the New England Award are split into 3 categories:
1. Extra Curricular Learning/ training,
2. Professional development and
3. Contribution to the community. This means the University, or your own local community - this is not intended or expected to be UNE-centric.
To gain the NEA you must have at least one activity from each group. You can have a maximum of 750 points in any one category.
Choose activities that assist you to develop each of the seven UNE Graduate Attributes: communication skills, global perspective, information literacy, lifelong learning, problem solving, social responsibility and teamwork.