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Our Societies badges explained.
Bronze badge on Strath Union website.
Shout out in Societies Newsletter.
To get the bronze badge, Societies must collect all of the following mini badges.
How to get: A Society must have had a stall at the Freshers fair OR held a Welcome event that was open to all.
How to get: Society has 10 members registered through the website (including committee).
How to get: At least 1 committee member has attended 1 GM (can include the AGM).
How to get: The treasurer has completed finance training AND 1 or more other committee members have completed committee training AND 1 or more other committe memmbers have completed unconscious bias training and consent training.
How to get: The Society holds regular meetings/meet-ups (at least 2 per semester) that are advertised on the website.
How to get: Society webpage is up-to-date. For example: A logo is added, pictures, embedded videos, information made via apps like Canva.
Silver badge on Strath Union website.
Shout out on Strath Union social media.
Immediate £15 added to savings account.
To get the silver badge, Societies must collect the Bronze Badge plus all of the following mini badges.
How to get: Society must have held 2 events outwith regular meetings, which were advertised on the website.
How to get: Run an initiative to help get Society members home safe after an event. For example, having a nominated sober person responsible for this, car sharing and/or messaging to check in.
How to get: 2 other training sessions (not general, finance or unconscious bias) have been completed by at least 1 committee member (can be the same committee member who completes both or 2+ different ones).
How to get: Committee members have an average of 20 hours logged each.
How to get: At least 1 committee member attended another GM (2 GMs total - one of which can be the AGM).
Gold badge on Strath Union website.
Shout out in All Student Newsletter.
Society spotlight story shared on Strath Union website.
Free photography at one of your events/committee headshots.
Immediate £30 added to savings account.
Immediate entry into £500 prize draw.
To get the gold badge, Societies must collect the Bronze and Silver Badges plus all of the following mini badges.
How to get: A Society must have held 1 community event or initiative. For example, fundraising for charity or performing a service for the community.
How to get: All committee members have completed unconscious bias and consent training.
How to get: Hold 1 sustainability event or initiative. For example a cycle ride, running an online awareness campaign, organising a food waste initiative, attending a sustainable event as a society, showing through grant request research that the Society has made effords to make more sustainable choices.
How to get: Hosted 3+ social events, 1 of which must be not centered around alcohol - e.g. a movie night rather than a pub crawl - and advertise these through the website.
How to get: Collaborate with another Society or Sports Club on an event or initiative (this could be the community/sustainability event).
How to get: Submit a story to our Marketing & Communications team - this could be written, video or audio.
How to get: A committee member attended the Societies AGM and voted for Socs Exec on behalf of their Society.
How to get: The Society has gone above and beyond to embody the Union's values, which are: seize the opportunity, speak up, join forces, back each other.
The following mini badges are not related to the Bronze/Silver/Gold badges mentioned above, but are seen as milestones that deserve to be celebrated and given a mini badge as recognition.
Affiliated within current academic year.
50% of members voted in the Strathclyde Student Elections.
Raised £500 or more for charity or held 4 collection events (e.g. foodbank).
Competed in a competition this year.
Brought back an inactive Society (i.e. one that was not affiliated in the previous academic year).
Society has 250 or more members.
Took part in an open day.
The following mini badges are not related to the Bronze/Silver/Gold badges mentioned above, but are seen as milestones that deserve to be celebrated and given a mini badge as recognition, as well as a STAR Award.
Society of the Year
Society won Society of the Year.
Society Volunteer of the Year
Committee has the Society Volunteer of the Year.
Society hosted the Community Event of the Year.
Society hosted the Astrid Yeates Charity Fundraiser of the Year.