Rise badges are a new way to understand and share your engagement with Rise activities. They take your Rise points and group activities together according to our themes, so that if you have completed a lot of activities around a specific theme or topic, you can recognise this.
The main purpose of Rise badges is to give you milestones to aim towards as you engage with Rise. But! They’re only valuable if you use them and share them. Earning a digital badge and just sitting on it means it’s not doing anything!
Like other digital badges, Rise badges are designed to be shared. They contain metadata that outlines what you did to earn them, and this can be shared on the web, including social media. We’d particularly recommend sharing them on LinkedIn and add them to your profile, along with some reflection of what you did to earn them.
Most badges are tiered, meaning their available in Bronze, Silver, and Gold variations. To earn a Bronze badge, you need to earn 75 points within that area or theme; to earn a Silver badge, you need 150 points; and for Gold it’s 300 points. You can’t earn a badge without earning the tier below it, so your badges will gradually upgrade as you earn more points.
However, it’s not just the quantity of points that matters for tiered badges, but the type of activity that you have completed. For Silver, 50 of your 150 points need to come from an activity that involves interacting with other people (attending talks, workshops, etc). For Gold, 100 of your 300 points need to come from an activity that involves application of your knowledge (it could be an internship, project work, etc). Activity listings will make it clear if they make you eligible for specific badge tiers, so that you can plan your engagement accordingly.
Some badges are pink; these can be earned by taking part in specific activities and we advertise this when these activities are listed.
Rise badges are just one way of engaging with and using Rise. If your goal is to earn as many points as you can in as many different activities as possible, then this may not lead to you earning a distinct themed badge. That’s ok too!
Ultimately, a digital badge is just a picture, but it’s a picture with a powerful purpose. They show your skills, your strengths and your overall proactiveness.
We look forward to seeing lots of you sharing your badges on LinkedIn. If you do, don’t forget to tag us at Mcr Met Rise. See you there!
Why have I earned this bronze badge?
If you’ve earned a Bronze badge, it’s because you have earned 75 points within the specific area that the badge covers. It’s easy to do this accidentally through taking part in self-study! Hopefully having a Bronze badge provides you with a starting point to build your profile, and inspires you to keep going towards Silver and Gold.
I’ve got hundreds of points; why haven’t I earned any Rise badges?
Remember that Rise badges are just one way of engaging with and using Rise. If your goal is to earn as many points as you can in as many different activities as possible, then this may not lead to you earning a distinct themed badge. In order to earn a badge, you need to engage in a specific set of themed activities as outlined above.
Note also that the Rise badge system is newly established and subsequently is only applicable to points earned from January 2023 onwards.