We want to award our our best students with HotHouze badges to show employers our belief in their abilities.
This links to students developing and being recognized for specialisms as well as graduate skills and digital literacy. I created this badge as a test version. The idea is that only our best editors would achieve this accreditation.
By limiting the number of recipients, we add prestige and could be viewed in the industry as our stamp of approval that employers could value and trust. It could also be used on students’ CV’s, websites, and social media profiles.
The future development of this system is to create badges for all key areas including and not limited to podcast, audio, camera operation, photography, project management and leadership.
Having shown this to the course team it has sparked idea generation around a HotHouze Alumni, a page on the website that highlights our top one or two graduating students for each academic year. This could have a significant positive impact on their employability.