The USSU Emotionally Intelligent Award

Resolving conflict. Recognising, and regulating your own emotions. Interpersonal communication. Handling feedback with sensitivity. These are skills that we believe every Salford student should have when they graduate. 

Achieve bronze by being a registered volunteer, and completing our specially selected online courses. 

There are three ways to get the bronze award. 

1) Train for relevant roles! Rafiki Peer SupporterCommunity Led Initiatives Mentor, ReachOut Mentor or British Red Cross Customer Service Volunteer 

2) Attend two relevant emotional intelligence 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 emotional intelligence volunteering.

Reflect on two different skills from the skillset below. 

e.g. One reflection on conflict resolution, and another on a time you gave feedback sensitively.

Achieve the Silver Award!

Emotional Intelligence Skills you can reflect on 


Conflict Resolution 



Positive attitude

Giving and Receiving Feedback 

Self Management 

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.