Tîm Aber Allstars

Tîm Aber Allstars - Clubs and Societies Accreditation

The Tîm Aber Accreditation Scheme is Aber SU's way of recognising the development of our Clubs and Societies and celebrating the brilliant things that they achieve. Whether you are a Sports Club or a Society, our scheme helps Clubs and Societies benchmark their development, ensure that participating groups offer the best possible experience for members and supporters, builds sustainability, helps to boost society and club reputation and gain access to a number of group perks.

How does it work?

Any student group affiliated to Aber SU can take part. Your group can achieve 4 star, 3 star, 2 star or 1 star accreditation. Whilst the biggest benefit of taking part in the scheme is a better run group, rewards are offered to those who gain accreditation.

4 Star Benefits

 

  • Additional grant pot available exclusively for 4 star societies and sports clubs
  • Celebrated during Awards Season.
  • 4 stars on Club/Society web page.
  • Inclusion in Welcome marketing materials and communications campaign
  • Inclusion in Refreshers marketing materials and communications campaign.
  • Guaranteed publicity about your group on our comms channels.
  • 10 groups drawn to receive a pop-up banner
  • Special consideration for room bookings.
  • Special consideration for Welcome Fair and Refreshers Fair stall allocations.
  • Certificate.

 

3 Star Benefits

 

  • Celebrated during Awards Season.
  • 3 stars on Club/Society web page.
  • Inclusion in Welcome marketing materials and communications campaign
  • Inclusion in Refreshers marketing materials and communications campaign.
  • Guaranteed publicity about your group on our comms channels.
  • 5 groups drawn to receive a pop-up banner
  • Special consideration for room bookings.
  • Certificate.

 

2 Star Benefits

 

  • Celebrated during Awards Season.
  • 2 stars on Club/Society web page.
  • Special consideration for room bookings.
  • 3 groups drawn to receive a pop-up banner
  • Certificate.

 

1 Star Benefits

 

  • Celebrated during Awards Season.
  • 1 stars on Club/Society web page.
  • Certificate.

 

 

Find out more about each category and the different achievement levels below - information will be available soon about how your Club or Society can get involved.

SU Participation

 

Excellent: At least one member of the Club/Society stands for Election in SU Annual Elections OR at least 50% of whole Club/Society registered members must vote in SU Annual Elections .

Very Good: At least 2 committee members present at zones with 1 idea to Senedd or a zone in the academic year.

Good: At least 2 committee members present at Senedd AND the BIG Meeting *AGM).

Developing: Attends Freshers Fair and/or Refreshers Fair and/or takes part in an SU campaign eg. This Girl Can .

 

Members

 

Excellent: Club/Society membership increased 20% from previous academic year

Very Good: Club/Society membership increased at least 10% from previous academic year.

Good: Club/Society maintains same membership number as previous academic year.

Developing: Demonstrates attempts to gain members eg. through stalls, social media or events, or works with SU to organise taster sessions for non-members

 

Activity

 

Excellent: Club/Society offers or engages with personal development (e.g. coach education courses, workshops, etc.)

Very Good: Club/Society can show that it organises a one-off big event/campaign targeted at their members (RAG event)

Good: Club/Society hosts regular activities for their members directly linked to outlined aims and objectives

Developing: Aims and objectives or the purpose of Club/Society is outlined on their page on the SU website

 

Community

 

Excellent: Club/Society collaborates with community groups/charities to run a partnered event or fundraiser

Very Good: Club/Society collaborates with other Club/Society(s) on or off campus)

Good: Club/Society members participated in volunteering opportunities

Developing: Club/Society fundraises for Charity, contributing to the annual SU RAG total.

 

Committee

 

Excellent: Committee publishes minutes from key meetings with their members AND 70% of members vote in AGM committee elections.

Very Good: 50% of members vote in AGM committee elections AND Full Committee members listed on website.

Good: Committee members elected democratically with elections being held in term two.

Developing: Up-to-date committee details, affiliation and handover documents on website.

 

Communication

 

Excellent: Club/Society produces creative marketing campaigns and materials AND Club/Society activities use the Welsh language when promoting events/membership.

Very Good: Club/Society effectively engages with the SU social media AND Club/Society submits termly news stories to the Students' Union.

Good: Club/Society effectively uses at least one social media platform to promote their activity AND Website description is bilingual.

Developing: Club/Society keeps SU website up-to-date with events and activities; they have got a unique logo on SU website, a clear description of the Club/Soc and how students can get involved.

 

Finance

 

Excellent: Club/Society produces a budget projection for the forthcoming academic year including the production of a grant application.

Very Good: Club/Society generates income from external sponsorship/funding by written application in partnership with the SU.

Good: Where possible start to break down membership costs and what members can expect.

Developing: Club/Society ensures that the President and Treasurer are mandate trained and on SU mandate list.

 

Behaviour

 

Excellent: All members have signed a code of conduct

Very Good: Student Club/Society s hosts at least one non-alcohol related social a month.

Good: Have signed the No Excuses Pledge.

Developing: At least 2 members attend Social Behaviour Sessions during committee training.

 

Inclusivity

 

Excellent: There are strategies in place to ensure continuing diversity of membership and committee.

Very Good: Organises or plays a key role of an event celebrating diversity*.

Good: Has a diverse range of members.

Developing: The Club/Society holds at least one sober social.


*Diversity celebration events examples include:
- Involvement with Key Events, i.e. Black History Month, Pride Month, National Disability Day, etc
- Host an event, e.g. International Movie Night, Cultural Tasting Session, Disability Sports Session (Wheelchair Basketball)
- Liaise with the relevant Volunteer Officer, e.g. BAME Officer, Womens Officer, etc.

 

Wellbeing

 

Excellent: Club/Society can demonstrate positive well-being impact on members with member quotes/testimony.

Very Good: 2 Committee members trained in Suicide Prevention.

Good:2 Committee members trained in Resilience.

Developing: Engagement in events that promote positive wellbeing*.


*Wellbeing events examples include:
- Involvement with Key Events, i.e. Mental Health Awareness Week, World Mental Health Day, Canine Calming etc.
- Host an event, e.g.Sponsored Walks, Nature Therapy, Craft Session (card making, etc.)
- Liaise with the SU Wellbeing Officer