Activities and Actions - The Manchester Leadership Award

Find out more about the Manchester Leadership Award including how to make the key activities count, what you need to do and how to evidence what you’ve done.

Ethical Grand Challenges

How to make completion of Ethical Grand Challenges count towards the Manchester Leadership Award

To make the Ethical Grand Challenges count towards the MLA you need to complete all 3 challenges,  one in each year of study.

 

  • Year 1. Sustainability Challenge

What do I need to do?
Complete the Sustainability Challenge. The Challenge takes place on day 2 of Welcome Week and is a 2.5 hour group exercise. If you miss the Sustainability Challenge please contact egc@manchester.ac.uk

How do I evidence what I’ve done?
You need to sign the register on the day to prove that you attended.

What training do I need to complete? 
No training is required.

Find out more about the Sustainability Challenge

 

  • Year 2. Social Justice Challenge

What do I need to do?
Complete the Social Justice Challenge in Year 2. The Social Justice Challenge is an online activity  which you access via Blackboard. It takes about 50 minutes to complete. You can complete the challenge at any point in your 2nd year and you don’t have to complete it all in one go.

How do I evidence what I’ve done? 
Your participation will be verified by completion of a series of multiple choice questions in Blackboard.

What training do I need to complete?
No training is required.

Find out more about the Social Justice Challenge
 

  • Year 3. Workplace Ethics Challenge

What do I need to do?
Complete the Workplace Ethics Challenge in Year 3/final year.  You will have the option of attending one of a range of 2.5 hour interdisciplinary workshops, offered throughout the academic year. The workshops each explore ethical challenges faced by early career graduates in a range of sectors and provide meaningful experiences of multi-sector working and problem solving. Alternatively you can complete a more general, cross sector, online Workplace Ethics Challenge.

Workplace Ethics Challenges are being piloted at the moment and will count towards the MLA from 2018/19 Academic Year.

How do I evidence what I’ve done?
If you attend a face to face Workplace Ethics Challenge workshop you need to sign the register on the day to prove that you attended. If you complete the online Workplace Ethics Challenge in Blackboard, your participation will be verified by completion of a short multiple choice quiz.

What training do I need to complete?
No training is required.

Find out more about the Workplace Ethics Challenge

Peer Support roles

Depending on your degree programme you will be able to be either a Peer Mentor or a PASS Leader.

Peer Mentor 

How to make my role as a Peer Mentor count towards the Manchester Leadership Award

What do I need to do?
Maintain regular contact with mentees. Attend Welcome Week activity, attend Peer Mentor debriefs and report back on engagement with mentees through Student/Staff Coordinators.

How do I evidence what I’ve done?
Listed by the Peer Support programme (TLSO) as Peer Mentor. Activity verified by Student/Staff Coordinators.

What training do I need to complete?
Trained by the Peer Support programme as a Peer Mentor (completion of two training sessions).

Find out more about the role of a Peer Mentor

PASS Leader

How to make my role as a PASS Leader count towards the Manchester Leadership Award

What do I need to do?
Lead PASS sessions and attend PASS Leader debriefs.

How do I evidence what I’ve done?
Listed by the Peer Support programme (TLSO) as a PASS Leader. Activity verified through online register completion of attendees at PASS Sessions and Student/Staff Coordinators.

What training do I need to complete?
Trained by the Peer Support office as a PASS Leader. Includes completion of one day training session. 

Find out more about the role of a PASS Leader

Peer Mentor Student Coordinator

How to make my role as a Peer Mentor Student Coordinator count towards the Manchester Leadership Award

What do I need to do?
Lead the organisation of Welcome Week activity and organise Peer Mentor debriefs. Attend scheme coordination meetings and provide regular scheme updates to Peer Support Graduate Interns.

How do I evidence what I’ve done?
Listed by the Peer Support programme (TLSO) as a Peer Mentor Student Coordinator. Activity verified by Staff Coordinators/ Peer Support Graduate Interns.

What training do I need to complete?
Trained by the Peer Support programme as a Peer Mentor Student Coordinator.

Find out more about the role of Peer Mentor Student Coordinator

Student Rep

How to make my role as a Student Rep count towards the Manchester Leadership Award

What do I need to do?
You must attend all relevant meetings or send apologies plus two of the following:

1.   Gathered feedback from a group of students (this could be online or face-to-face) and presented this at Staff Student Liaison Committee (SSLC) or equivalent.

2.   Closed the feedback loop; reported to students the results of an SSLC.

3.   Reported key successes of Student Reps. This would include any change made as a result of Student Rep actions.

Worked with other Student Reps to solve an issue or fed an issue up to Faculty Officer or Education Officer.

 

How do I evidence what I’ve done?
Listed as a Student Rep. Meeting attendance recorded through minutes.

1.   Summary of feedback and where it’s been submitted.

2.   Summary of feedback reported and where.

3.   Student Rep Successes.

4.   Summary of actions taken and who was involved.

 

What training do I need to complete?
Attend either a face to face training session or completed the Students’ Union online training programme for Student Reps.

Find out more about the role of a Student Rep

Student Volunteering

How to make my volunteering hours count towards the Manchester Leadership Award

What do I need to do?
Complete 40 hours of volunteering, undertaken for the benefit of the wider community during your undergraduate career. This can be completed locally, nationally or internationally.

 

How do I evidence what I’ve done?
You need to record all of your volunteer hours via Volunteer Hub. Your organisation will then need to verify what hours you have completed on Volunteer Hub. The only exception to this is volunteering as part of the Sports Volunteers Scheme which will be recorded by the SPORT team. 

 

What training do I need to complete?
You will need to undertake any training that is required for the volunteering role. However training hours will not be included towards the 40 hours total. 

Find out more about Student Volunteering

Athletic Union Executive or Committee Member/Sports Coach or Session Leader

How to make my role as an Athletic Union Executive or  Committee Member/ Sports Coach or Session Leader count towards the Manchester Leadership Award

What do I need to do?
Achieve the minimum of a Bronze SVS award (25+ hours) over the course of the year in office.

 

How do I evidence what I’ve done?
Leadership position registered with the Sports Volunteer Scheme (SVS) system by the end of October. Leadership hours logged by student through SVS system. Hours will then be verified by the Sport club captain/chair or the appropriate Sport staff member.

 

What training do I need to complete?
Attend an essential annual role specific training event or workshop to suit the requirements of the position as well as an induction in the use of the SVS system.

Find out more about the role of an UoM Sports Leader

Students' Union club or society committee member

How to make my role as a Students’ Union Club or Society Committee member count towards the Manchester Leadership Award

What do I need to do?
You must be an active committee member of a Students’ Union club or society. The society/club must have achieved at least three of the following:

  • Grown the societies membership
  • Submitted a bid to 'Fund it'
  • Organised an approved society event
  • Organised an approved society trip
  • Organised an approved society fundraiser
  • Organised an approved volunteering project
  • Booked spaces for society meetings

 

How do I evidence what I’ve done?
You must be listed as a committee member for an approved society/club. Registered society committees are given access to the Societies dashboard through which they can manage and develop their group. All of the criteria are recorded through the Societies dashboard.

 

What training do I need to complete?
Attend either a one to one training session, the societies training day or a societies conference day.

Find out more about the role of a Students’ Union Club or society committee member

University Halls Residents Association/JCR Committee member

How to make my role as a Halls of Residents Association/JCR Committee member count towards the Manchester Leadership Award

What do I need to do?
Attend RA/JCR Meetings and organise or lead an event in Hall. Be involved in the planning and delivery of Welcome Week and handover to the newly elected committee when term of office ends.

How do I evidence what I’ve done?
You must be registered through the Students Union as an RA/JCR Officer following elections in October or March. Attendance at RA/JCR Meetings logged through the Student Union.

Completion of a pro-forma about the event organised or lead on in Hall.

Involvement with the planning and delivery of Welcome Week and handover to the new Committee to be logged through the Student’s Union.

What training do I need to complete?
Attendance at an essential annual role specific training event or workshop organised through the Student Union to suit the requirements of the position.

Find out more about the role of RA/JCR Committee member