Get your UPSU extra-curricular activities officially recognised

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Duke Of Edinburgh Awards

Flexible; you can register in any year of your studies.

Use your extra-curricular activities to help you achieve a prestigious Duke of Edinburgh (D of E) Award through UPSU. Well recognised and valued by employers, the D of E award is all about going the extra mile – gaining new skills, pushing yourself physically, helping others and exploring new territories.

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HEAR

Higher Education Achievement Report

Organised by the University, this is an online record of the majority of your curricular and extra-curricular activities, including roles supported by UPSU, and any awards you have received. It can act as a means to prove your activity at university to potential employers. More information can be found here.

SU HEAR Roles

UPSU Reward and Recognition Schemes

Officially stand out from the crowd and gain recognition for your extra-curricular efforts with UPSU. Open to students in certain roles within the students’ union, achieving any of the following will provide you with official recognition for your efforts. For more information on any of the schemes, contact the relevant department within UPSU.

Community Volunteering

  • All Community Volunteers
  • Charity Fundraisers
  • RAG President
  • RAG VP Adventures
  • RAG VP Events
  • RAG Adventure Leader
  • RAG Health and Safety Officer
  • RAG Ball and Party Coordinator
  • RAG Promotions Officer
  • RAG Treasurer
  • RAG Charity Representative
  • RAG Sports Events Coordinator
  • Student Led Volunteering Senior Project Leader
  • Student Led Volunteering Project Leader
50 Hours Award
  • A 50 Hour Volunteering Mug.
  • An optional mention on Facebook.
  • Highlighted on your Higher Education Achievement Report.
100 Hours Award
  • A 100 Hour Pin Badge and Certificate.
  • An optional mention on Facebook.
  • Highlighted on your Higher Education Achievement Report.
200 Hours Award
  • A 200 Hour Gem Stone and Certificate.
  • An optional mention on Facebook.
  • Highlighted on your Higher Education Achievement Report.
50 hours of volunteering for a charity/non-profit organisation logged on upsu.com. An informal discussion with a UPSU Volunteering Coordinator.
100 hours of volunteering for a charity/non-profit organisation logged on upsu.com. Completion of a reflective log.
200 hours of volunteering for a charity/non-profit organisation logged on upsu.com. Completion of a reflective log.

Societies

All members of any UPSU Society

40 Hours Award

  • A Certificate.
  • Highlighted on your Higher Education Achievement Report.

80 Hours Award

  • A Certificate + An 80 Hour Award Pen.
  • Highlighted on your Higher Education Achievement Report.

120 Hours Award

  • A Certificate and A Travel Mug
  • Highlighted on your Higher Education Achievement Report
40 hours contributed to one UPSU society and logged via upsu.com. Completion of a reflective log.
80 hours contributed to one UPSU society and logged via upsu.com. Completion of a reflective log.
120 hours contributed to one UPSU society and logged via upsu.com. Completion of a reflective log.

Student Voice

  • Union Executive Committee Chair
  • Accountability Board Chair
  • Accountability Board Member
  • Forum Chair
  • School Representative
  • Course Representative

Bronze Award

A certificate, A Student Voice pin badge, An optional mention on Facebook.

Silver Award

A certificate. A Student Voice Mug/Water Bottle. An optional mention on Facebook.

Gold Award

A certificate. A trophy. An invitation to the annual SSTAR Awards Ceremony.

20 hours contributed to representative role and logged on upsu.com. An informal discussion with a Coordinator.
40 hours contributed to representative role and logged on upsu.com. Completion of a reflective log.
60 hours contributed to representative role and logged on upsu.com. Completion of a reflective log.