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Educational Excellence Fund

This page contains information about the Educational Excellence Fund. Its content is primarily aimed at Educational Excellence-related leaders and groups but may also be of interest to other colleagues based at the UK campus.

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What you need to know

Funding is available to all Educational Excellence-related leaders and groups to support their projects. This includes evaluations, research commissions, invitations to external speakers and UK conference attendance.

As a guide, we advise that £2,000 is the maximum limit for all requests.

Allocation and identification

Funding is allocated on a first come, first served basis. Members of all Educational Excellence-related groups are encouraged to identify projects in support of local and University enhancement strategies, as well as of National Student Survey (NSS) and Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) action plans.

All requests will be reviewed by the Chair of the Educational Excellence Group (EEG), Faculty EEG Leads, Educational Enhancement and Assurance Review Lead, and Equality, Diversity and Inclusivity (EDI) Lead. Other members will be consulted when appropriate.

Decisions will be guided as follows:

  • Requests should clearly demonstrate alignment with the enhancement priorities and NSS/TEF action plans for the relevant school, faculty, or professional service
  • Proposals should draw upon or contribute to an evidence base. They should have potential to develop good practice in key areas of academic work, professional development and student support
  • Proposals should demonstrate how they hope to make a difference beyond the school, faculty or other unit
  • Proposals should include a clear plan for evaluation and sustainability. This includes ongoing benefits beyond the funding period
  • Proposals should demonstrate clear value for money. For example, proposals should have the potential to benefit a significant number of students and staff, and to contribute positive data or stories to TEF submissions
  • Proposals that seek to involve students in meaningful ways are particularly welcome
  • Proposals for work that involves more than one faculty are encouraged

Budget guidance

Funding may be requested for:

  • Staff costs. This could include funds to release staff time from teaching, research or administrative duties; or recruiting staff to carry out administrative, technical or evaluation work on a project
  • Student costs, which must be aligned with all corresponding procedures and regulations regarding student employment
  • Organising training, services or expert speakers
  • Teaching, guidance and promotional materials
  • Travel and substance (only exceptionally outside the UK)
  • Attendance at conferences (only exceptionally outside the UK)
Please note that all procedures and regulations governing the employment of temporary staff or students must be adhered to at all times

For more information about the regulations governing the employment of temporary staff and students, please consult the following:

Casual Workers


How to apply

Please download and complete a copy of the following (which includes guidance for all sections):

Completed forms should be submitted by email to the Associate Pro-Vice Chancellor for Teaching and Curriculum Leadership   Email

If you are a member of University staff and have any problems or queries relating to this page, please email: Associate Pro-Vice Chancellor for Teaching and Curriculum Leadership   Email
This page was last updated on 13 April 2021 at 16:34 (GMT)