The Duke of Edinburgh Programme was first piloted in 1956 to develop student confidence and leadership skills in tandem with a love for the outdoors. Now the programme has expanded across the globe and has become extremely popular with parents and students alike. As a student, you can choose the things you love to do or try something completely new; help your community, test your limits, enhance your skills, and grow your confidence. It’s your DOE , so do it your way. A Duke of Edinburgh Award is not just a prestigious Award desired by students and recognised by universities. It is recognition of the huge effort students put into completing it, the people helped, and the skills learned along the way.