A Digital Badge is a form of recognition issued by TU Dublin for work completed by students, usually work outside of the formal curriculum.

Digital Badges, once awarded, can be added to a student's CV, their social media profiles and their websites. They indicate to others that the student has developed a set of skills to a level approved by TU Dublin.

If you are a Class Representative or a student who is involved in TU Dublin's Quality Assurance and Quality Enhancement processes as a student member of a design team or a panel, you can apply for a Digital Badge.

To do so you must complete the Learning Activities associated with some or all of the Our Student Voice episodes for students. You must also produce evidence of your involvement in the Quality Assurance and Quality Enhancement processes.

The three Digital Badges that are available through Our Student Voice are shown in the table below.

Badge Name What you need to do in the TU Dublin Quality Assurance and Quality Enhancement processes What Learning Activities you need to complete from the Our Student Voice Resources 
Active Class Representative

You must have been elected as a Class Representative and actively engaged in the role, as evidenced by the provision of a supporting statement from:

  1. Your Year Tutor or Programme Coordinator, and
  2. A Students' Union Officer
You must complete the Learning Activities associated with the following Our Student Voice episodes:

Episode 1. Class Rep.
Episode 2. Our University
Episode 3. QA and QE
Episode 4. EDI
Episode 5. Reflection
Episode 6. Feedback
Episode 7. Communication
Episode 8. Voice for Others
Episode 9. Meetings
Episode 10. Relationships
Episode 11. Working with Others

Curriculum Co-Designer You must have been invited to participate in the design of a progamme or module and actively engaged in the role, as evidenced by the provision of a supporting statement from your Year Tutor or Programme Coordinator. You must complete the Learning Activities associated with the following Our Student Voice episodes:

Episode 2. Our University
Episode 3. QA and QE
Episode 4. EDI
Episode 5. Reflection
Episode 6. Feedback
Episode 7. Communication
Episode 8. Voice for Others
Episode 9. Meetings
Episode 10. Relationships
Episode 11. Working with Others
Episode 12. Design

Quality Assurance Expert You must have been invited to participate in a Quality Assurance Panel and actively engaged in the role, as evidenced by the provision of a supporting statement from the Quality Assurance Advisor on the panel. You must complete the Learning Activities associated with the following Our Student Voice episodes:

Episode 2. Our University
Episode 3. QA and QE
Episode 4. EDI
Episode 5. Reflection
Episode 6. Feedback
Episode 7. Communication
Episode 8. Voice for Others
Episode 9. Meetings
Episode 10. Relationships
Episode 11. Working with Others
Episode 13. Panels

Apply

To apply for a Digital Badge you must:

  1. Get the required supporting statement, as listed in the second column in the table above.
  2. Develop an E-Portfolio demonstrating your completion of the Learning Activities associated with the Our Student Voice episodes listed in the third column in the table above. You must also include in the E-Portfolio a 200 word reflective statement on why you are applying for the Digital Badge, and what you feel you learned from your engagement with the Quality Assurance and Quality Enhancement processes. This can take the form of a Word Document, a website or any other form of digital record of your work. You may wish to use the Our Student Voice E-Portfolio Word Template.
  3. Submit both documents along with a request for a specific badge (provide the name from the first column in the table above), including your student number, your name and the programme on which you are a student. You can make this submission to ourstudentvoice@tudublin.ie

If you apply by 1 April in an academic year, you will be informed of the outcome of your application by 30 April.

If you apply by 1 June in an academic year, you will be informed of the outcome of your application by 30 June.

If you apply by 1 September in an academic year, you will be informed of the outcome of your application by 30 September.

If you apply at any other time, your application will be processed as soon as possible.

Find out more

For more information, you can contact a Students' Union Officer and/or ourstudentvoice@tudublin.ie.