With over 100 Societies in NUIG you are sure to find one for you.
New Employability Award
ALIVE Cert (also called Presidents Award)
Societies leadership Award as part of your ALIVE Cert
Societies Digital Badge
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 (Monday at noon) to check all your applications and accept or reject them and make any adjustments to hours. You must do this or your members will not get their cert.
The ALIVE cert is a verification of your work volunteering and this year with the new upgrade to yourspace you will have access to download your cert.
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 (you were e-mailed late last week if you had not achieved eligibility and we updated the lists yesterday.
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)
You need to have held at least 8 events this year.
Personal Eligibility Requires
Answering your first question and your end of year reflection in the leadership section in your dashboard.
completing the short surevy in the leadership section
Applying to do the ALIVE cert in yourspace.nuigalway.ie
* If you attended a training session during the year you have already been added in and you will see the training button is green. You can also get this by completing at least one society training module in blackboard and scoring 100% on the test, this is easy to do as the quiz at the end is short and it shows you what question you got wrong.. Some of you have obviously logged in and some of you are registering 'in progress'.
Adding people in who complete the training in blackboard is manual and a slow process. I will start it at 9am on Monday morning. if you are planning to add Society leadership Award to your ALIVE cert and it is not showing up your backboard training and you have already scored 100% do not worry as I have not added those lists into the society dashboard yet. If you know you have not completed a training module do so by 9am on Monday 26th march morning and you will be registered.
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.
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.
Each individual elected committee member must:
Complete the end of year reflection and committee member survey
Leadership badge requirements:
Team badge requirements:
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==
The Careers Office has launched a new Employability Award this year which you can access in yourspace.nuigalway.ie
The NUI Galway Employability Award is a recognition of learning and skills developed through work experience and extra-curricular activities. It is designed to support you by engaging in employability enhancement activities beyond your degree.
This award is designed to give you the opportunity to increase your employability skills by
getting recognition for your work experience and leadership roles
developing your skills for work
articulating what you can offer to future employers
To complete the NUI Galway Employability Award you must
Attend an introductory employability workshop Last chance is Tuesday 27th 6pm - 8pm Venue to be confirmed.
Complete work experience hours (40 hrs experience minimum) (For societies the minimum is 50 hours volunteered on society work by named society committee positions with clear responsibilities ie Auditor, Sectretary, Treasurer, health and Safety officer, PRO etc)
Attend at least ONE skills development event (your society training for specific roles will count and if you have attended any such training it has been automatically added to your employability award)
Attend at least TWO career workshops (see list of semester 2 workshops here)
Complete & submit your CV and self-reflection
This award encourages you to participate fully in university life, gain work experience and develop your employability skills. This NUI Galway Employability Award will help you stand out from the crowd in the employerâ€™s job market.
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