The USSU Problem Solver Award


Critical thinking. Decision making. Strategizing. Creativity. These are skills that we believe every Salford student should have when they graduate. 

Register as a volunteer, complete our specially selected courses and trainings and start solving problems through your volunteering!

There are three ways to get the bronze award. 

1) Train for relevant roles! Societies Committee Member or Sports Committee Member

2) Attend two relevant problem solving workshops

3) Get the award on LinkedIn Learning




Next, achieve silver by using your knowledge through volunteering.

Write two SSTARR reflections about when you solved problems while volunteering.

Reflect on two different skills from the skillset below. 

e.g. One reflection on critical thinking, and another on decision making

Achieve the Silver Award!


Problem Solving Skills you can reflect on 

Creative Problem solver


Decision Making

Project Management

Critical Thinking and evaluation 

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.