Student Experience Fund
The Student Experience Fund is a grant offered to students within the School of Humanities and aims to support student initiatives which will enhance the student experience, as well as contribute to a sense of academic community.
Individual students/groups/societies/staff can apply for funding, and it can cover events such as trips to academically relevant destinations, and events designed to bring together members of the academic community.
The maximum amount granted will usually be up to £250 per application. Awards over this amount may be awarded in exceptional circumstances where the application supports this, or where a group of students apply on one application but require individual funding, eg, travel expenses.
How to apply
The application will ask you to explain:
- your idea or project
- how it will positively impact the student experience
- how much you want to apply for.
The Education and Student Experience (ESE) Team and School Director of Education and Experience will read your idea and contact you to let you know the outcome. The ESE team or the School Management and Research Office may also be in contact if we have any questions about your proposal.
Previous successful funding bids
A Philosophical History of the World in 10 Must-See Films: Interdepartmental Movie and Pizza Nights
A group of undergraduate and postgraduate Philosophy students organised weekly screenings of films exploring important social and political issues.
The films were integrated into several modules across the departments of History, Politics and Philosophy. The movie nights were open to all students and staff.
As well as watching some incredible films with the power to change how we look at the world, the movie nights were a chance for students to get to know students and lecturers from different departments and year groups who were interested in similar issues.
The Student Experience Fund helped to fund pizza to make these screenings accessible, welcoming, and enjoyable social events to foster academic community and enhance learning.
Trombone Ensemble (Slideology)
The new ensemble received funding to buy branded hoodies to give them an image and visibility, and to buy music, for them to perform.
Trip to Wollaton Hall
Students taking the module Music and Society in Tudor England went on an interactive fieldtrip to Wollaton Hall which has an original manuscript of Elizabethan lute music formerly belonging to Francis Willoughby (of Wollaton Hall). Students were joined by professional lutenist (and Wollaton resident) who lead on a discussion about the book.
Trip to Lichfield Cathedral
Medievalist PhD Students were given the opportunity to spend the day at Lichfield Cathedral using primary sources guided by external curators and academic staff. Students got to examine manuscripts, sculptures, and coins.
Student Society Events
Societies were granted funding towards events they were holding such as a boat party and a summer ball.