The USSU Communicator Award

Active listening. Public speaking. Influencing others. Writing with impact. These are communication skills that we believe every Salford student should have when they graduate. 

Register as a volunteer, complete our specially selected online courses and start communicating like a pro!

Student reps can also achieve the bronze communicator award by registering as a volunteer and attending USSU workshops 'Managing Difficult Conversations' and 'Presenting with Confidence'

Achieve the Bronze Award!

 

 

Next, achieve silver by using your knowledge through volunteering.

Write two SSTARR reflections about when you used your communication skills volunteering.

Reflect on two different skills from the skillset below. 

e.g. One reflection on public speaking, one on marketing

Achieve the Silver Award!

 

Communication Skills you can reflect on 

Verbal Communication

Confidence

Listening

Literacy and copywriting

Marketing

Negotiation and influencing

Public Speaking

Teaching and training

Other skill, please state 

How do I get my Certificate?

  • You can download digital certificates directly from LinkedIn Learning when you complete each course within the bronze award learning paths. 
  • When you complete the criteria for an award, email ussu-volunteering@salford.ac.uk, and we will check your details 
  • We will issue digital certificates for our skills awards at the end of each semester.

How do I put it on my LinkedIn Profile?

  • Each course within the Bronze Learning Path has the option to put an 'open badge' on your LinkedIn profile.
  • This 'open badge' will contain a link to the course and the date that you completed it
  • When you complete the course, you have the option to 'Add to Profile' 

Is LinkedIn Learning free?

  • Yes. LinkedIn Learning is free for all students and staff at the University of Salford.  

I don't have a LinkedIn account! Can I still achieve the awards?

  • Yes you can. You do not need a LinkedIn profile to access LinkedIn Learning
  • When you sign up to LinkedIn Learning, it will ask whether or not you want to link your account to a LinkedIn profile.