Once you have earned 300 Rise points, there are a number of options available to you. Earning 300 points has already earned you transcript recognition, but if you’re on an eligible programme you can also register for the Rise assessment in order to earn credit that might improve your overall grade.
The assessment takes the form of a reflective portfolio that is intended to tell the story of your engagement with Rise and put it into context in terms of your past, present and future. The format is up to you; it can be a written piece, a video, a podcast, a website, or even a mixture of all of these. The most important part is that you choose a method that will effectively tell your Rise story.
There are assessment deadlines in October and May of each year, and you can only submit one assessment within each academic year in which you are eligible, so think carefully about when you would like to submit. The resources below will help you think about the Rise assessment.
The Rise Team
As a first step for engaging with the Rise assessment, you should enroll on one of our assessment intensives. This will give you a thorough overview of what’s expected of you, as well as providing you with the means to tell us that you plan to submit.
The assessment intensives will help you to plan your portfolio out. We’ll provide sample structures and ideas to get your reflections going. But most of the work on the assessment will be independent so you should make sure you start well before the deadline you have chosen.
The intensives are also your way to sign up to submit an assessment. Upon completing the first topic, you will be added to the Rise assessment Moodle page where you can submit your portfolio. Please make sure you do this at least one week before the deadline you are aiming for (i.e. by 9pm on the Monday before the deadline) – we will not be able to add you to the Moodle page if you sign up any later than this.
You’ll find your eligibility information at the top of this page – use this to decide which intensive to follow…
Your first port of call for advice on the assessment should be the intensives, but we’re also enhancing this offer with a range of events that will help you with the practical side of putting your portfolio together.
From skills specific workshops to drop-ins, these events will provide an opportunity to share your work-in-progress with others, discuss your Rise experiences, and make the most of the assessment opportunity.