Anyone can attend the training sessions offered by the Skills Award once they’ve registered, but if you would like the Award you will need to complete the requirements.
The first step of Skills Award is to take on a role of responsibility in the Students’ Union. You can do this in a lot of different ways. Some roles require a small time commitment whilst others require a larger time commitment.
- Committee Members for a society, sports club or Raise and Give
- Heads of Media and Section Heads for Student Media
- Course Representatives
- Students’ Union Crew and Help Squad
- Community Volunteers (including one-off volunteers, volunteering groups and Community Foundation leaders)
- Members of Student Council and BLSA Board Members
- Student Trustee
- Student Staff employed by the Students’ Union (if you’re getting paid by the Students’ Union, you fall into this category)
If you don’t currently hold a role of responsibility in the Students’ Union, you can still register to engage with our training offer. In order to complete the award, you will eventually need to take on one of these roles. This will enable you maximise your skill development and give you an opportunity to apply your skills. Luckily, it’s easy to get involved, we recommend trying our one-off volunteering opportunities. If you volunteer, you need to log your hours. Learn more on our Volunteering pages.
After completing any compulsory training for your role, Skills Award training sessions and a reflection session, you will get the Skills Award!
||Skills Award Training*
*The Skills Award Training offer includes LinkedIn Learning courses. Please note that in order for LinkedIn Learning courses to count towards the Skills Award, it must relate to developing your employability skills and be at least 1 hour in duration.
All students with a QMUL IT account can access LinkedIn Learning courses for free. To find out more, please contact us.