Undergraduate study

Student Experience Fund 2019

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Development and Supporter Engagement

T: 01642 342277

If you're a current student and have a great idea for a project that could make a real difference, why not apply for funding for help to do something amazing? You can apply for up to £2,000 to support your project.

The fund is for you, our students, to help you deliver projects that give you new opportunities. You might want to increase your access to enterprise and work-related learning opportunities or undertake a learning experience outside of the UK such as an exchange or field trip. The project must be in addition to your standard student experience or programme of study, and must enhance your development and be inspirational to other students.

The Students' Union is able to help you develop your application. Drop-in sessions will be arranged throughout the year and advertised here. Alternatively, contact Peter Russell-Wilson, Enterprise and Employability Co-ordinator, Students' Union on 01642 738050 to find out more.

You will be required to evidence that you have completed your project for marketing and evaluation purposes. You must submit a reflective account of your time on the project which you can support through photographs, films, observations and testimonials from others.

Student Experience Fund eligibility

The money should be used to support current students in an experience which is:


This means that it

  • couldn’t be considered an ordinary part of the student experience or programme of study
  • couldn’t be funded through other schemes or arrangements.


This means that it

  • broadens your skills, understanding and experience in ways which support your development, and/or
  • supports community development and sustainability.


This means that it

  • provides inspiration to other students
  • promotes the University
  • be a condition of grant that you engage in promoting and sharing the outcome of your experience.


You can apply for up to £2,000 to support your engagement with an experience or activity. The application process is straightforward and managed through the Students' Union. Applications are online or on paper. You can get support in developing your application through the Students' Union Activities – contact Peter Russell-Wilson, Enterprise and Employability Co-ordinator, Students' Union on 01642 738050.

The deadline for applications is Friday 28 February 2020. Successful applicants will be notified by 27 March 2020.
  Application form (word - 56kb)