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What it is?
At the Students’ Union, we want to recognise the time and energy our volunteers give to improving life on campus and throughout their communities. We offer a wide range of internal volunteering such as clubs and Society Committee Members to Student Reps.
We recognise that when you graduate you want to stand out from the crowd, and that there is much more to University than a degree result. By introducing our new skills tracker, you can record your skills and capture the experience you are gaining outside of your studies through volunteering and be rewarded for that.
This Employability and Recognition Tracker allows you to reflect on the skills you have gained as a result of volunteering. This can help you when applying for jobs by demonstrating your experience and employability skills for life after graduation. It will also help you to identify the variety of transferable skills you are gaining as a volunteer and allow you to identify gaps in your experience.
Who can take part?All Students' Union volunteers can take part in our Employability and recognition scheme.
Why should I take part?
Once you have completed this form, you will be able to download a report of all the skills that they have gained, this can then easily used when applying for internships, placement, jobs, and further education.
You will also receive a skills-based certificate of achievement and a written reference for your volunteer coordinator for future employment (available on request).
How to fill it out?
Complete the form here.
Each volunteering area also offers its own rewards and recognition. This usually includes the chance to attend regular socials and achieve rewards and recognition. For more information contact your scheme coordinator. You will find there contact details here.