Future You Mentor

Issuer: UCD Access & Lifelong Learning Centre

This digital badge is awarded for successful completion of the UCD Future You Mentorship programme. Mentors are UCD Access students, who share their experiences of the Leaving Certificate, their decision to apply for higher education and their university experience to date with 5th year students (their mentees) from participating Schools in North Dublin.

The programme is managed by the UCD Access and Lifelong Learning Centre in conjunction with their partner secondary schools and is sponsored by Citi Foundation. Mentors develop skills in organisation, lesson-planning, facilitating groups & group discussion, using social media and reflective practice. The programme is a 14-month commitment, and the digital badge is intended to serve as way of acknowledging the significant skills that the mentors develop through their hard work and commitment.

The Future You Mentorship Badge will be issued using Open Badge Factory when the current programme concludes in early 2017.