Get Recognition With The Futures Award!
The Futures Award is a flexible programme that helps you to develop your skills, make new contacts and improve your understanding of employer requirements.
There are three levels to the Award:
- The Futures Recognition Award – 25 hours of extra-curricular activities with one/two workshops.
- The Futures Plus Award – 50 hours of extra-curricular activities with two/three workshops.
- The Futures Leadership Award – 100 hours through a Leadership and Management project with seven workshops. This level allows you to be in charge of managing a project to develop the skills required by graduate employers.
However, if you choose to complete the award through the Students’ Union, you won’t have to build up as many hours. They are as follows:
- Recognition – 20 hours
- Plus – 40 Hours
- Leadership – 80 hours
You can build up these activities in many different ways including:
- Students’ Union – Becoming a society or Athletic Union member, working for Phantom Media or volunteering with Raise and Give (RAG).
- Volunteering – There are plenty of opportunities for everyone to get involved in and it can be a great insight to your potential future career.
- There are many other ways you can build up activities for the Futures Award such as being a Student Ambassador.
You can find all of the information on the Futures Award on UDo by using the search function. You can also email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
A number of achievements made at university are recorded onto your Higher Education Achievement Report (HEAR). The Futures Award is one of them. The HEAR is a document that records identified achievements; from getting a First in your assignment to being the President of a society.
What can you do with your HEAR?
- Many roles undertaken whilst on your programme will be verified and recorded. The HEAR is issued on completion of your course for you to access as an electronic, lifelong document.
- An email notification will be sent to your Unimail account with details of how to access the report.
- You’ll be able to say whether you want specific activities recording or not.
- You have control over who sees your documents with the potential to send quickly to multiple destinations e.g. a potential employer.
- You may share the document either with an open share or with a particular employer, or any other party so that they can view this secure, authenticated document and confirm the award you’ve received.
- Following sharing the document you can check who has viewed it.
- You may print a copy of your HEAR but this will include details of where the secure document is held to prove authenticity.
This record is a valuable piece of information and you may be asked for it by a potential employer. This is so they can confirm grades and achievements you may have listed on your CV or brought up in the interview, so it’s important you start getting recognised for everything you do whilst at university now!
You can find more information on the HEAR on UDo.