Autumn 2020 awards

Student Experience Grants awarded in the autumn 2020 round of applications.

Clubs, societies and social enterprises

Club, society or social enterprise Project title Project overview Amount awarded
Chemical Engineering Boys Club (Football) Chemical Engineering Boys Club expansion Chemical Engineering Football Club will expand from only third-year students to other year groups and purchase necessary sporting equipment. £650
Edinburgh Eagles Ice hockey Club Edinburgh Eagles ice hockey kit funding and new player recruitment The club will purchase spare equipment for the team to include and engage new and beginner players interested in trying a novel sport. They will also begin hosting annual charity matches. £4,810
Edinburgh University Karate Club (EUKC) EUKC filming equipment - bringing karate outside the dojo Edinburgh University Karate Club will live-stream their sessions for the benefit of students across the University alongside recording of the British Universities and Colleges Sport (BUCS) and the Scottish Student Sport (SSS) competitions to improve the overall performance of the EUKC. £733.97
Edinburgh University Sailing Club Edinburgh University Sailing Club - kit and essential repair Edinburgh University Sailing Club will repair their broken rib boat, do essential boat repairs and acquire new kit for all members. £1,794
Formula Student Proposal for safety equipment in order to transfer to an electric powertrain The society will carry out a transfer from an internal combustion powertrain to an electric powertrain on their formula student car. £4,997
History Boys Rugby Football Club (History Boys RFC) 30 new sustainable match strips for History Boys RFC   The History Boys RFC will replace their old match shirts with 30 new match shirts made entirely from recycled plastic bottles. £1,000
Homelessness and Inclusion Health Society Homelessness and inclusion health society events Aiding change within the local Edinburgh community through education, advocacy and volunteering for homelessness and vulnerable populations. £400
HYPED European Hyperloop Week A week-long Hyperloop Event and Pod Competition that HYPED is organising in collaboration with three other European University Hyperloop teams. £5,000
WellMed Edinburgh Online adaptation of WellMed services This project is about allowing WellMed to develop online resources in order to provide more support to students during the pandemic. £984

College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

School Project title Project overview Amount awarded
Edinburgh College of Art RITES: Performance, art and religion RITES is a mini festival of performance and video art presenting artistic interpretations of ‘the religious experience’ in the information age. RITES will be presented as part of the British Association for the Study of Religions (BASR) 50th anniversary conference hosted by the School of Divinity in September 2021. £3,500
Edinburgh College of Art Opera Making Week 2021 Opera Making Week 2021 is an intensive five-day course where students will examine operatic traditions, form close collaborative groupings and create new opera. £3,850
Edinburgh College of Art Edinburgh Collective Cognitive Cartography (Edinburgh CCC) Patterns of user experience in urban settings are vital in promoting spatial quality and citizens' wellbeing, yet vastly understudied. This project is using novel strategies to evaluate and improve Edinburgh urban design. £2,205
Edinburgh College of Art Re-imagine social interactions and interaction design amidst the pandemic The aim of this project is to design techniques and technologies that can tackle isolation and enhance social interaction in the city, during the pandemic and the post-pandemic era. £1,350
Edinburgh Law School BlackED Movement BlackED Movement will run a series of initiatives to promote anti-racism and conversation surrounding racial discrimination. £4,800
Moray House School Of Education We connect the classroom with the world: co-create hybrid curriculum Students will co-construct curriculum for postgraduate taught (PGT) students through conducting group projects based in learning communities across the world. This project takes advantage of the learning space created by the hybrid teaching approach at the University. £4,750
Moray House School Of Education EdBudds: Peer support and building the student community EdBudds will develop a sustainable approach to peer-support for postgraduate taught (PGT) and postgraduate research (PGR) students. This will be done through a student-led examination of existing support strategies and end-user (student) experience. £2,159
School of Health in Social Science Research bow: An initiative to strengthen PGR community and outreach Improving digital communication and public engagement skills of postgraduate research (PGR) students while fostering a sense of belonging. £720
School of Literatures, Languages and Cultures The 'Queer Trash' zine project This interdisciplinary project will gather student contributions on the theme of 'queer trash' to create a digital zine. The project will also include an experts-led panel discussion on the history and culture of queer media in Scotland and the rest of the UK. £1,380
School of Philosophy, Psychology and Language Sciences Much Language, Such Talk: Enhancing the impact of a student-led podcast Much Language, Such Talk podcast by Bilingualism Matters (BM) has already reached people in 29 countries. The aim of this project is to increase the audience and impact of the podcast through new design tools, equipment and student support. £1,428
School of Social and Political Science Net EQ: Network for emotional intelligence in global development The Net EQ pilot program will provide four weeks of skills-based training to International Development postgraduates. It will introduce an array of tools to promote mental health and wellbeing while conducting research in challenging humanitarian settings. £5,000
School of Social and Political Science Revisionary: A novel study app This student-led project aims to improve mental health of students by providing them with a quick and easy way of testing themselves on their course material. £4,915

College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine

School Project title Project overview Amount awarded
Edinburgh Medical School SUTURE UK A non-profit national initiative to facilitate structured and accessible surgical skills training for medical students. £3,546.88
Edinburgh Medical School FUSION expansion and art exhibition FUSION is a group of artists and scientists started by the Edinburgh Neuroscience community. This project will expand the range and resources of FUSION and help the group organise a summer 2021 art exhibition. £3,370
Edinburgh Medical School Interactive learning and teaching resources by students for students The aim of this project is to create interactive learning and teaching resources. They will be developed by students for students in Medicine, Dentistry and Biomedical Sciences. £1,594.88
Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies Integrated practical Small Animal laboratories Surgical equipment for Small Animal surgical training laboratories £4,718.30

College of Science and Engineering

School Project title Project overview Amount awarded
School of Biological Sciences Virtual Fiji internships A virtual internship for aspiring students to enhance their skills in virtual team management, communication, data presentation and overall confidence. £305
School of Biological Sciences Sunrise Growth System: A dynamic lighting system to emulate natural plant growth An open research project aiming to apply knowledge of real-life growth conditions to create a novel and reproducible lighting system that replicates ecologically relevant growing conditions for plants within a controlled laboratory setting. £4,415
School of Engineering From Africa to Europe: Original book publication and annual open talk series Publishing of an oral memoire ‘A refugee’s journey from Chad to Europe’ and running accompanying talks. The aim is to enhance social and cultural development of wider student body and promote engagement with issues such as Black History and freedom of movement. £3,000
School of Engineering Edinburgh Women In Space Conference The online Edinburgh Women in Space Conference in March 2021 aims to promote women and gender minorities to join the space sector. It will showcase the work of technical and non-technical individuals and encourage women to enter the field. £3,800
School of Engineering Solar Lamps The goal of Solar Lamps is to develop an alternative to the widely spread kerosene lamps in Africa and share the knowledge with selected schools in Rwanda. £4,920
School of Engineering Papa Kim's: Delivering healthy handmade noodles to students Offering the student population inexpensive, authentic and nutritional meals, revolving around hand-cut noodles, which are almost 50% cheaper than existing options. £4,465
School of Engineering Representing the UK at the largest student rocketry competition in the world Endeavour is a student team developing rocketry and space technologies in Edinburgh with the aim of becoming the student space capital of the UK. Their Darwin team will compete at the 2021 Spaceport America Cup in New Mexico, USA. £3,956.26
School of Mathematics The Piscopia Society Encouraging women as well as non-binary students to pursue a PhD in Mathematics. The society’s 2021 events will highlight diverse role models, provide application support, and focus on building a UK-wide network of women and non-binary people in Mathematics. £1,655

Non-academic departments

Department Project title Project overview Amount awarded
Edinburgh Global REFUGE.ED  The aim is to gain a deeper understanding of the refugee and asylum seeker student experience at the University by giving student scholars a voice. This project will deliver a suite of supportive materials for students, applicants and support staff. £1,490
Learning, Teaching and Web Services Open e-textbooks for access to music education This collaborative project by staff and students of the Reid School of Music and the University's Open Educational Resources (OER) service aims to create an innovative open e-textbook by repurposing existing content from the Fundamentals of Music Theory course. £4,918