Imperial Plus

What is Imperial Plus?

Imperial Plus will help you to identify and articulate the skills and experiences gained through volunteering that graduate recruiters’ value and set you apart from your peers, whilst acknowledging the time you dedicate as a volunteer.

Imperial Plus recognises the volunteering you already do as Club, Society & Project officers and Academic Reps, as well as those volunteering with a student project, Community Connections, College or Halls. It is flexible depending on the amount of volunteering you do.

All training workshops can be accessed by anybody recording their volunteer hours toward Imperial Plus.  They’re free to attend and run throughout the year.

Gain the Volunteer Certificate in acknowledgement of the hours you volunteer - certificates are awarded for every 25 hours up to 100 hours, and every 50 hours between 100-500 hours!

The Skills Development Programme (SDP), which is Endorsed by the Institute of Leadership & Managementgoes one step further and recognises the skills you have developed alongside your volunteering hours through short, reflective assignments following the training workshops. When you complete the Skills Development Programme you will received an ILM Endorsed Certificate,which clearly demonstrates to graduate recruiters the practical skills you have developed. 

Once a year volunteers are invited to apply to undertake an ILM (Institute of Leadership & Management) Level 5 Award in the Management of Volunteers, a valuable leadership qualification for any career path you choose.


Registrations for 2016/17 are now open! If you have any questions please get in touch using the email address below.


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Imperial Plus is the Union’s student development programme that recognises volunteering efforts, helping students to identify and articulate the skills and experiences gained through volunteering that graduate recruiters’ value.


IP SAF 14-15

 If you are working towards the Volunteer Skills Development Programme please read the assessment criteria before submitting your assignment.

Download Skills Assessment Framework PDF

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