Digital Version of the Duke of Edinburgh Award Launched

Press/Media: Public Engagement Activities


Professor Rupert Ward led the project on behalf of HRH The Duke of York to create the Bronze level of The Duke of York Inspiring Digital Enterprise Award

For more than 60 years, the awards scheme founded by HRH The Duke of Edinburgh has rewarded the endurance and enterprise of hundreds of thousands of young people. Now, an innovative educational programme fostered by his son, HRH The Duke of York, and developed at Buckingham Palace by a team including the University of Huddersfield’s Professor Rupert Ward will also offer participants the chance to earn bronze, silver and gold awards – this time by burnishing their skills and knowledge in ways that will aid their careers and boost the UK economy.


Rupert Ward, who is Professor of Learning Innovation and Associate Dean (International) within the University of Huddersfield’s School of Computing and Engineering, was Project Lead for iDEA. He served for eighteen months as Special Adviser to The Duke of York – who is the University’s Chancellor and a passionate advocate for developing digital and entrepreneurial skills among young people.

Period30 Mar 2017

Media coverage


Media coverage