Faculty of Science

Student Experience Fund

Group of undergraduates walk on University Park Campus

Do you have a great idea for something that would improve your student experience, but lack the funds?


The Student Experience Fund is a funding pot which all current Faculty of Science students can apply to. It is open to foundation year, undergraduate and postgraduate taught (e.g. MSc, PGCert) students.

Its purpose is to fund ideas which will improve the education or university experience of students within the faculty. As well as funding, we may also be able to offer support to carry out your project.

The kind of ideas we can support

You can use the fund for any number of activities which have a positive impact on student experience. These include, but are not limited to:

  • sustainability projects
  • cultural celebrations (such as Chinese New Year)
  • development workshops
  • wellbeing events
  • external speakers
  • celebration meals
  • inter-school competitions


We will prioritise funding projects which:

  • improve the experience of students from more than one school in the Faculty of Science
  • support equality, diversity and inclusion
  • help to build a sense of community
  • demonstrate a high impact factor (cost vs benefit)
  • are achievable during one academic year or period of study 

Money available

The Student Experience Fund is able to award up to £250 for any one project. Please contact esescience@nottingham.ac.uk if you think your idea is likely to exceed this.


Apply now

Application form

The application will ask you to explain:

  • your idea or project
  • how it will positively impact on students
  • how much you want to apply for

There are three submission deadlines for applications in 2022-23. These are:

  • Monday 17 October 2022
  • Monday 27 February 2023
  • Tuesday 2 May 2023

After each deadline, we will review the applications and decide on the allocation of funds. As a condition of receiving the money, you will need to write a short review of your project to share with faculty staff and students.


Email esescience@nottingham.ac.uk with any questions or for support with writing the application.

Faculty of Science

The University of Nottingham
University Park
Nottingham, NG7 2RD