Once enrolled you will be assigned a qualified doctor who will be your Awards Mentor. Their aim is to guide you through your awards criteria and provide pastoral support.
They will answer your questions and build a professional working relationship to help you achieve your goals.
Your Awards Mentor will work with you to discuss what areas you wish to develop further, and how, the Support Medic Family can support you.
Your Awards Mentor will conduct your first appointment with you and a parent via telephone or zoom (ideally) to go through your CV, identify criteria that you have completed, where there are gaps and construct a plan to fill those gaps over the next few months.
You will be able to email them on a regular basis to update them on your progress or with any questions that you may have.
You can arrange follow-up appointments via telephone or Skype with your Mentor independently.
Your mentor can give you advice and guidance, research opportunities that you are interested in and you can have a discussion about the best way forward.
Your Mentor will help to tailor the Awards Programme to you as an individual.
The role of your Awards Supervisor is to review and appraise your submitted work. Awards Supervisors have standardised marking criteria for each activity that they must adhere to. The Awards Supervisor will objectively mark your written evidence and reflective accounts and provide detailed, constructive feedback on areas done well and areas you could improve upon for next time.
For this reason, we advise that you submit your evidence and reflections as you go along, rather than save it to submit all of your work at the end. This will give you the opportunity to learn from feedback on each reflection so that you can improve on your next submission. Your Supervisor will decide if you meet the standard to pass at the Bronze, Silver or Gold Level and will also decide if you attain a pass, merit or distinction at each level.
All evidence must be either scanned clearly or an electronic file submitted via email to firstname.lastname@example.org. All reflections will be anonymised by the admin team before sending these to Supervisors for marking. This enables Supervisors to be as objective as possible when marking work. Similarly, students will not be informed of who their Awards Supervisors are, in order to (either consciously or subconsciously) prevent them from influencing the objective marking of work. There is a 2 week turn-around time for marking of submissions to be completed.