New England Award Rules
- You must complete your academic award as well as the NEA program to receive the New England Award
Eligible activities for the NEA are categorised as:
You are expected to have at least one activity in each Category with no more than 750 points from each Category.
- Category 1. Extra-curricular learning/ training
- Category 2. Professional development
- Category 3. Contribution to the university or wider community.
- You are encouraged to choose activities which assist them to develop each of the seven UNE Graduate Attributes (communication skills, global perspective, information literacy, lifelong learning, problem solving, social responsibility and teamwork) as well as other aspects of their personal and professional development.Off campus students should plan their own activities. The online list is NOT comprehnsive - these are only samples of activities. You should investigate activities in your own community and contact the NEA Program Manager for help if needed. You MUST receive approval before starting a customised activity wherever you intend to claim 50 or more points (ie when the activity isn't on the standard list, check first).
- You must accrue a total of 1,000 NEA points.
- You are responsible for informing the provider of their chosen activities at the start of the activity that you intend to accrue NEA points.
- You must be enrolled as a student at UNE at the time of undertaking an activity for it to be recognised by the NEA.
- Points will be only be awarded if you fulfil the obligations of activities to a level that demonstrates commitment and genuine intent. For example, being elected to a committee position will not gain you points unless you fulfil the role to an acceptable standard.
- You should ensure that the points are authorised by the appropriate activity provider as soon as possible after the activity is completed and in the same year that the activity is undertaken. For detailed instructions about this see How to get NEA points authorised.
- You must maintain a record of your skills development in MyNEA portfolio.
- You are required to submit a reflective journal of approximately 5000 words after you have reached 1,000 points.
- You must meet the requirements of the NEA by the time you complete their studies, or have made arrangements for an extension of time with the Program Manager.
- You can accrue a maximum of 300 points in total for paid work experience activities (75 points per year, over 4 years).
- Students should register using the Online Registration Form.
- You must make yourself familiar with these rules and processes.
- IF YOUR EXPECTED GRADUATION DATE CHANGES YOU MUST UPDATE IT THROUGH your MyNEA portfolio. If you don't do this, you risk missing out on receiving your Award at graduation.