Postgraduate study

Student Experience Fund 2018

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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 you as an individual or as part of a group project.

The University has committed £140,000 of philanthropic funding over three years to 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 into one of our sessions in Studio 1, Students' Union to find out more.

  • Friday 26 January, 10.00am
  • Tuesday 30 January, 4.00pm
  • Thursday 1 February, 4.00pm
  • Monday 5 February, 3.00pm
  • Thursday 8 February 2.00pm
  • Friday 9 February, 3.30pm
  • Monday 12 February, 9.00am
  • Friday 16 February, 4.00pm
  • Monday 19 February, 9.00am and 3.00pm
  • Tuesday 20 February, 2.00pm
  • Thursday 22 February, 3.00pm
  • Friday 23 February, 10.00am and 3.30pm
  • Monday 26 February, 10.00am and 3.30pm
  • Tuesday 27 February, 1.30pm and 4.00pm

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 Student Services. 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 date for applications is Friday 30 March 2018.

Successful applicants will be notified by Friday 27 April 2018.

  Application form (word - 56kb)

Call 01642 342277 or email to find out more.