Coventry University Students' Union is excited to offer a digital badge program to recognise your participation and skills development with your students' union.
What are digital badges?
Digital badges, also known as micro-rewards or digital accreditation, are a visual representation of an accomplishment that you can display online through LinkedIn, or in a digital CV or email signature.
Badges can be achieved through a variety of ways but ultimately all recognise your participation in extra-curricular activities hosted by CUSU. Badges make you more employable and a stand-out candidate.
Each badge has a type, a theme, and a name. The type is indicated by the colour of the border and the theme by the illustration in the top half.
Types of Badge
Achievement badges are awarded for attending or participating in an activity, be it an event, workshop or seminar. It is a recognition of you attending and requires no formal assessment.
These recognise your development of specialist knowledge or skills through, training, a project assessment, or skills demonstration.
Pathways are a series of achievement or competency badges which lead to an overall achievement such as a Leadership Award.
Community badges recognise that you have participated in, or led, an activity linked to the public life of a community in an informed, committed, and constructive manner with a focus on the common good.
Digital Citizenship badges recognise that you have engaged with an activity that required the use of technology to create an online presence and demonstrated appropriate online behaviours linked to that virtual community.
Employability badges recognise that you have engaged with an activity, shared or individual, through which you have achieved something or developed a transferable skill that improves your chances of gaining employment.
Global Leadership badges recognise that you have engaged in activities where you were required to lead, you engaged with key stakeholders and took ownership of part or all of a project to achieve a shared goal.
Inclusion badges recognise that you have engaged with an activity that encourages equal access to opportunities or resources for people who might otherwise be excluded or marginalised, and through that improved your awareness and knowledge of their experiences.
You can see the full set of badges on Badgr.
How do I earn badges?
By engaging with your students' union! By attending events, taking part in activities, holding a role (e.g. being a rep, volunteer, or committee member), and completing training.
- If an event makes you eligible for a badge it will be listed on the event page
- You will need to attend the event, not just sign up to it in order to receive your badge
- Provided you are registered as having attended the event, completed the workshop or training, or carried out the duties of your role your badge is awarded automatically!
You can find a full list of badges available and the criteria to earn each of them on Badgr, the University's Badge platform.