Engineering Student Experience Fund
The Engineering Student Experience Fund (ESEF) is now open to bids from across the faculty and is looking to support events, programmes or initiatives that will enhance – not only the student experience – but also our community within the Faculty of Engineering. Previous bids have brought students, staff and alumni alike together to celebrate the diversity, achievements and skill that we see in the faculty every day.
To find out more about the Engineering Student Experience Fund and start the bidding process please email Charlotte Owen at firstname.lastname@example.org
Previous successful bids:
Wind Turbine Project
Andreas Kangari, a third year Chemical Engineering student, bid for funding from the ESEF for a cross-departmental project with the ambitious aim of building a permanent wind turbine in the university. Working with 20 students from across the faculty, Andreas has been able to source support from external business (V3 Power) and give students the opportunity to gain practical, hands-on experience working with other engineering disciplines.
“Investing in your ideas is actually the key to turning them into actions. Receiving funding from the ESEF meant that the construction of the wind turbine was viable. I really appreciate the support I've got from the funding and I encourage people to not be afraid on starting up a new idea. Anything is possible!”
International Food Social
The Chemical and Environmental Society bid for funding from the ESEF when they wanted to create an event that would make it easy for international students to integrate with staff and students within the Faculty of Engineering:
“The Engineering Community Award allowed us to create an event that was a bit different. The advice we would give to students considering applying would be to think outside the box and do something that you haven’t done before. We definitely want to apply for the award again!"
Engineering Ball 2016
Organised by representatives from across each department student society, the Engineering Ball aims to bring together students and lecturers and from across faculty in order to celebrate the end of another successful year of university. Funding from the ESEF will enable the Ball Committee members to invest in the theme for the evening, improve raffle prizes and hire high quality entertainment:
“The finances provided have enabled us to go the extra mile with our event. Because of the money we have been able to significantly subsidise ticket prices and add lots of exciting extras into the The Engineering Ball and we are now sure that it can grow into something well loved”