This year we did a piece of research to find out what it is that employers want and they told us that your experience as a volunteer with Northumbria Students’ Union can make you more employable – if you are able to share with them the skills you have gained!

That’s why we’ve created our new Role Recognition scheme – a programme you can easily access on BlackBoard and complete in under an hour to get your role recognised, whilst learning about yourself and developing your skills.

If you complete Role Recognition, then you will be able to get your volunteering officially recognised by the Union, and we will verify all your hard work.


What Roles Can Be Recognised?

  • Society Committee Members
  • Society Leadership Committee
  • Education Representatives (at all levels – Programme/GT, Department, Faculty)
  • Fresher’s Team (Leaders and Members)
  • Nightliners
  • Wellbeing Volunteers
  • Advice Volunteers
  • Student Trustees


If you’re really employability-minded, there’s also the opportunity to complete our Certificate of Professional Development, which helps you to build a programme of skills development and practice and our Diploma of Professional Development, which gives you a mentor dedicated to working with you one-to-one to achieve your goals!

You should be added to the BlackBoard Organisation after attending the training for your role - if you can’t see it, or you need any help with the process, contact Anna Thompson, our Graduate Outcomes Manager on