NUI Galway Societies Leadership Programme Certs and Awards

Leadership Programme Certs and Awards

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Log into yourspace.nuigalway.ie and check out the new awards and certs you can get as part of a society committee.

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There are 4 opportunities to get your recognition

  • Societies Digital Badge
  • New Employability Award
  • ALIVE Cert (also called Presidents Award)
  • Societies leadership Award as part of your ALIVE Cert

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ALIVE Certs (Presidents Award)

Your members who volunteer at least 10 hours with you can apply for an ALIVE cert with you. In your dashboard you can reject any applications (but e-mail applicants with a reason) and up date their hours, this is done after the individual deadline, you also need to add in a short description of your society and you can upload a photo. Committee members details are added in automatically to the award section in yourspace.nuigalway.ie

You can get an ALIVE Cert without the Society Leadership Award but not the other way around.

Individuals: You get your ALIVE Cert by applying in yourspace.nuigalway.ie, if you are on a committee the role and society will automatically be there for you, if you volunteer with a society you need to add this in. You must answer the 8 questions and put in your hours to get the cert.
Societies you need to go to your society dashboard on www.socs.nuigalway.ie and go to the ALIVE link and fill in the short society description and check that everyone who has applied to get a cert with your society is entitled to one. There will be about a day once the individual applications close to check all your applications and accept or reject them and make any adjustments to hours. You must do this or your members will n.
You can add Society Leadership to your ALIVE Cert (It will also include your society and committee position)

The Society Leadership Award

This is an add on to your ALIVE Cert, you can get the ALIVE Cert without the leadership part.
your society must be eligible 

Society Eligibility requires: 
Completing the 2 questions in the leadership section Mission and Aims
4 committee members (they need to have their first personal questions answered)
4 committee members have their personal questions answered

You need to have held at least 8 events this year. (4 this year)
100 members


Personal Eligibility Requires
Answering your first question and your end-of-year reflection in the leadership section in your dashboard.
completing the short survey in the leadership section
attending training*
Applying to do the ALIVE cert in yourspace.nuigalway.ie


* If you attended a training session during the year or completed 2 e-learning modules in the societies dashboard you have already been added in and you will see the training button is green. 


DIGITAL BADGE



You will also receive a digital badge when you have completed all the steps above including the training requirement, completed your end of year personal reflection and the society has completed its end of year report.


What is a Digital Badge


Digital badges are an online method of recognising, accrediting and displaying achievements, skills or participation. The Society badges received by our members acts as a verifiable record of their participation as a society committee member.


The badge can be claimed via a link that gives access to the Open Badges Passport, a mini e-portfolio system where one can store and display badges online. In practice, one can collect badges from multiple organisations, store the badges online and display them as one choose, eg. on website, social network or blog.

How to Earn Your Badge


Each individual elected committee member must:


Hold a committee position on the dashboard

Complete the start of the years aims & end of year reflection and the committee member survey

You must be part of an Eligible Society

Society Eligibility requires: 

  • Completing the 2 questions in the leadership section Mission and Aims & the end of year society reflections.
  • 4 committee members (they need to have their first personal questions answered)
  • 4 committee members have their personal questions answered
  • Complete your end of year report (secretaries & Treasurers.
  • You need to have held at least 8 events this year. (4 this year)
  • 100 members (except for new societies formed since Sppt 2020

Each badge contains the year it was issued, more details of the societies level of activity can be found in the specific year book at this link https://socs.nuigalway.ie/page.php?id=NA==



Employability Award


Deadline April 2nd to complete the 5 sections. Apply and complete in YourSpace.
The Award goes beyond your grades and gives you an edge over other applicants by showcasing your real-world work skills to employers. It enhances your degree. You can show the Award to employers as it goes on your Diploma Supplement that you get after graduation. There are 5 steps to completing your application:



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