NUS launch ‘Be a Champion’ accreditation
The impact that students’ unions have on the development of student activities is immense. Without support and guidance from students’ unions and the officers and staff that form their backbone students wouldn’t be able to play such a role in London 2012 inspired activity.
As a result NUS, alongside project partners as part of the Be a Champion programme, have developed an accreditation framework to ensure we can reward and recognise the commitment and effort shown by students’ unions in creating an environment for Games inspired activity to flourish.
The development of an accreditation system allows us to benchmark students’ unions who commit to supporting student engagement within the Games and who can demonstrate their commitment to the values that underpin the Olympic and Paralympic Games.
Now is your chance to show us what you’ve been doing to ensure your students’ union is playing it’s part on supporting London 2012. Wave one of accreditation has now opened and you can submit evidence up until 21st October to show how you’ve supported the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.
You can see the details of the three different levels that you can gain: Bronze, Silver and Gold by downloading the accreditation framework. The accreditation level will be determined through evidence based submissions containing documentation to show how the students’ unions have met the criteria. Examples of evidence are contained as part of the accreditation framework. You don’t need to submit reams of evidence – but enough for the accreditation panel to be able to see what you’ve done to meet the criteria.
You can use this application form as a covering note for your evidence, then just submit your information by post or email before the deadline.
There will be three waves of accreditation between now and July 2012 giving you plenty of time to move from Bronze all the way through to Gold.
For this round submission dates are as follows:
• 8th August 2011- Submissions open
• 21st October 2011 – Submissions close
• 14th November 2011 – Accreditation announced
For further details about the accreditation process and any additional questions please use our FAQs or contact Fiona Ellison, 2012 Project Manager, on 07557 113761 or via firstname.lastname@example.org