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The Student Staff-Partnership Project provides funding for small collaborative projects, run jointly by students and staff, which align with St George's mission and values and advance its strategic plan for education and students. The aim is to harness the joint insight, ideas and energy of our staff and student body to enrich and enhance the educational and wider university experience for St George's students.

Applications are now open for academic year 2019/20. There are two awards available for funds up to £1500 per project. Please apply before Wednesday 27 November 2019. 

Want to be involved in a project or have an idea but not sure how to get a group of staff and students together? Fill out this form and a member of the Student Experience team will be in touch if they can help. 

To hear about the impact of previous projects and join in lively discussions with staff and students register now to attend the lunchtime event series Education Ideas Hub.

Find out more about applying for funding

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Grant criteria
Projects awarded must:
  • align with the mission and values of St George’s, University of London, and with its strategic plan for education and students

  • aim to enrich and enhance the university experience for students

  • benefit the majority of students and be open to and inclusive of all students at St George’s

  • be designed by, and directly involve joint working with, both students and staff

  • have a defined project outcome and legacy planned

  • be good value for money

  • include project evaluation and willingness to share and disseminate experiences.

Projects should not:
  • involve estate or facilities improvement (eg not refurbishment)

  • relate to Student Union (SU) society-specific funding (unless it makes a compelling case for student-staff partnership).

Project areas particularly welcome for 2019-20 awards
  • Improvements to assessment and feedback, organisation and management, and academic support.

  • Careers guidance, employability.

  • Opportunities to immerse students in research/practice.

  • Improved student communication.

  • Postgraduate student experience, for taught and research students.

Grant conditions
  • A final report will be required by the Student Experience Action Group on completion of the project, highlighting the impact and legacy of the work, and the ways it benefitted from student-staff collaboration.

  • The project team and project information/outcomes may feature in newsletters and website features for internal and external visibility.

  • Project teams will be expected to present at an education community network session, and project leaders invited to report on their progress at regular intervals.

  • All expenditure on an award must be made by 31 July of the year in which the project is scheduled to end, and good records of expenditure must be kept.

  • The designated budget-holding staff leader has financial responsibility for the project, ensuring correct use of the budget for the purposes intended, and keeping good records of expenditure.

Application process
Who can apply?
  • All members of St George's, University of London staff and enrolled students of St George's are eligible to apply for projects undertaken while you are still a student (ie before you graduate or complete your course).

  • Applications are invited from collaborative student-staff groups. The form asks for a designated student lead, a staff lead (who takes responsibility for the budget), and names of students and staff in the project team.

  • Projects may arise in different ways, from staff or student originators who find collaborative partners and develop an application, or from collaborative student-staff groupings identifying enhancement needs (such as student-staff liaison groups). Exceptionally, where a student or staff originator has a strong project but has not been able to find collaborators to develop it, they can flag this on the application form and the grant award panel will help them find collaborative partners.

  • Please note that projects benefiting all, or most, students will be given the highest priority.

How to apply for academic year 2019/20
  • Read all the guidance above before applying.

  • Download and complete an application form (PDF).

  • Send your completed application form to the awarding panel for it to be reviewed by Wednesday 27 November 2019.

 When will I hear about my application?

You will hear approximately two weeks after the deadline date of one of the following outcomes:

  • your application meets criteria and can be awarded subject to changes requested

  • your application is accepted

  • your application does not meet the criteria and is rejected.


 

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