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 courses or trainings and start communicating like a pro! There are three ways to get the bronze award. 

1) Train for relevant roles!  Course RepReachOut Mentor or Action Tutoring Tutor

2) Attend two relevant communcation workshops

3) Get the award on LinkedIn Learning



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



Literacy and copywriting


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, 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.