How to achieve the Stellify Award

The Stellify Award is our most prestigious extra-curricular accolade for undergraduate students. It shows that you have gone above and beyond during your time at Manchester and it will help you stand out from the crowd after graduation.

There is no need to sign up to Stellify, however you do need to complete the following activities to help you gain The Stellify Award at graduation.

The three Stellify Award activities

From your first to your final year at Manchester, here is everything you need to do to achieve the Stellify Award:

Complete two out of three Ethical Grand Challenges:

Sustainability Challenge

  • The Sustainability Challenge will get you to think critically about sustainability in a real world context and empower you to take action on the issues that matter most to you.
  • It takes just under an hour to complete and is delivered online, via Blackboard.
  • It is currently available to Year 1, Year 2 and final year undergraduates.

Social Justice Challenge

  • The Social Justice Challenge will introduce you to ways of thinking about social justice and invites you to explore themes including race, migration, homelessness, mental health, higher education, and energy.
  • It takes just under an hour to complete and is delivered online, via Blackboard.
  • It is currently available to final year undergraduates.

Workplace Ethics Challenge

  • Explore ethical dilemmas commonly faced by early career graduates, gain skills to improve your confidence and understand how you can contribute to creating inclusive, diverse and supportive workplaces by completing the Workplace Ethics Challenge.
  • The Workplace Ethics Challenge is the Ethical Grand Challenge for final year undergraduate students.
  • You'll have the chance to choose your own topic in a variety of sectors including children and young people, global, healthcare, and online or all sector.
  • You can attend one Workplace Ethics workshop and/or complete the challenge online.

Find out more about the Ethical Grand Challenges.

Complete 25 hours of community-facing volunteering. This volunteering must benefit the wider community, not just the student population.

We have lots of volunteering positions available through our dedicated opportunities website Volunteer Hub.

Find out more about volunteering

Develop your leadership skills by undertaking two of the recognised roles, or one role for two years:

  • Peer Mentor
  • PASS Leader
  • Peer Support Student Coordinator
  • Student Rep
  • Athletic Union Executive, Committee Member, Sports Coach or Session Leader
  • Students' Union Club or Society Committee Member
  • University Halls Residents Association or Junior Common Room Committee Member
  • Student Wellbeing Champion
  • Volunteering Champion
  • Peer Led Basic Life Support Instructor
  • Nightline Listening Volunteer
  • University of Manchester Physics Outreach Leader
  • Non-sabbatical Officer (also known as Part-time Officers)
  • Project Leader Role in SU
  • Manchester Mates Peer Mentor
  • Moving on Group Facilitators
  • Sustainability Champions
  • Entrepreneurship Champions

Find out more about the leadership roles. Most leadership roles last for an academic year.