Student Experience Grant

The Student Experience Grant supports extra-curricular activities that enhance the student experience such as trips and events both on and off the UWE Bristol campus.

About the grant

The Student Experience Grant supports extra-curricular activities that enhance the student experience such as trips and events both on and off the UWE Bristol campus. We encourage applications where the number of students who benefit is as large as possible.

Student Experience Grants are awarded to projects that help to achieve the following aims:

  • benefit students’ extra-curricular activities, academic studies or career prospects
  • meet a genuine financial need (projects should demonstrate the difference receiving funding will make)
  • encourage students to develop one or more of the UWE Bristol graduate attributes
  • maximise impact on the wider student community (impact on a minimum of 15 students).

Typically grants range from £500 - £1,000, although grants of up to £3,000 will be considered.

 

Eligibility

Applications must be from a current UWE Bristol student.

A couple of examples of projects awarded a Student Experience Grant include:

  • Drama Society play - We awarded a grant to the Drama Society that helped purchase props and costumes for their performance at Edinburgh Fringe Festival. Valuable professional experience was gained by all those involved, boosting their employability and confidence.
  • Wheelchair basketball - Our grant funded 12 wheelchairs to enable individuals who may have a disability to play against their peers.

"The funding enabled the purchase of high-quality scales and containers to make this idea a reality. The pilot has been so successful we've been able to plan a second zero-waste shop at Bower Ashton campus."

The Students' Union at UWE, Student Experience Grant recipient
Read about the project

The Students' Union at UWE Student Experience Grant recipient

With support from the UWE Bristol Fund, the Students' Union was able to open a zero-waste shop at Frenchay. Given its success, we wanted to build on this to make sustainable consumption accessible to more students, so we've supported a second shop at Bower Ashton campus.

Thanks to your donations, the University can now offer a plastic-free shopping experience for a number of household items. Students and staff, and even residents local to the university, can bring their own containers, jars or cloth bags to the shop to fill them with food or household liquids.

How to apply

We advise that all applications are discussed with our team before submitting - please email SUcommunity@uwe.ac.uk to tell us about your project. Alternatively, you can complete our online application form to apply.