Autumn 2022 awards

Student Experience Grants awarded in the autumn 2022 round of applications.

Clubs, societies and social enterprises

Club, society or social enterprise Project title Project overview Amount awarded
Edinburgh University Archery Club Purchase of beginner archery equipment Funding to purchase beginner archery equipment to make archery more accessible to people that are new to the sport. £3,000
Edinburgh University Formula Student Formula Student UK Competition To allow members of the society to participate at the Formula Student UK competition at Silverstone in summer 2023. £4,984
Edinburgh University Fungi Society The Edinburgh Mycology Network Project The aim of this project is to equip students with the tools and resources to engage in the study of fungi as a community science. £4,980
Edinburgh University Hillwalking Club Personal kit To expand the availability of essential kit for members to access. £4,760
Edinburgh University Model United Nations Society Model United Nations Conference To develop a Model United Nations Conference, allowing students from the University to spend 3 days debating some of the most pressing global challenges with fellow students from across the world. £4,735
Edinburgh University Mountaineering Club Leading Lassies This project aims to increase the presence, visibility and confidence of women and non-binary people in climbing and mountaineering. £2,970
Edinburgh University Neurology, Neuroscience and Neurosurgery Society Neurotheatre event To host a ‘live’ performance of brain surgery through the use of virtual and augmented reality. £1,660
Edinburgh University Orienteering Club Edinburgh Mapping Initiative To fund mapping efforts of parts of Edinburgh that do not have existing orienteering maps, giving students access to a greater variety of local training areas. £4,850
Edinburgh University Skydiving Club Edinburgh University Skydiving Club kit renewal To increase skydiving kit body to ensure the club is accessible for as many students as possible. £4,913
Edinburgh University Sub Aqua Club Purchase of additional scuba set ups Funding to purchase 4 additional scuba set ups, in order to offer spaces to more trainees. £4,480
Edinburgh University Swimming & Water Polo Club Learn2Swim Program To allow students to learn the necessary life skill of swimming and enhance their experience of water sports. £1,045
Edinburgh University Ultimate Frisbee Club Ultimate Frisbee game analysis, learning and improvement Funding for the purchase of video equipment to allow the club to review team gameplay. £183
Endeavour Projects Starscout, Ada, and Maxwell To develop a liquid rocket engine to be tested at the Race to Space: National Propulsion Competition. £4,700
Hearty Squirrel Food Co-operative Hearty Squirrel trip to The Shieling Project To take 36 students to The Shieling Project, an outdoor learning centre in the Highlands. The trip will provide an opportunity to learn about culturally and environmentally sustainable land practices, followed by a public knowledge-sharing event. £4,095
Hoppers: Gender Diversity in Informatics International Women's Day To host a flagship event that celebrates the success of gender minorities in tech. £2,000
HYPED Hyperloop pod prototype The aim of this project is to design, manufacture, and test a scalable Hyperloop pod prototype for competition. £5,000
Medical Sciences Society Medical Sciences Immersion Programme To host a range of academic, social outreach, and widening participation events for students interested in a future career in various medical disciplines. £4,800

College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

School Project title Project overview Amount awarded
Edinburgh College of Art The Edinburgh Environmental Humanities Research Network (EEHN) PhD Lab Retreat This project is a series of Environment Humanities workshops, site-specific to the West Coast of Scotland. It will bring together EEHN researchers in order to cultivate interdisciplinary collaborations within and beyond the University. £4,000
Edinburgh College of Art Queer Improvisation Festival To develop a festival exploring queerness through sonic improvisation. Events will include panels, performances by Scottish-based queer improvisers, and open workshops. £4,600
Edinburgh College of Art Clay Communities: ECA Seed Library To host a ceramics symposium consisting of 2 workshops and a talk with guest artist, Gerald Brown. £1,300
Edinburgh College of Art Gay Club A bi-monthly research group that brings together staff and students to share, discuss, and support LGBTQIA artistic practice and research in contemporary art in Edinburgh College of Art, and the wider University community. £4,290
Moray House School of Education and Sport Enriching practitioner students' experiences and co-constructing peer support To develop tailored study skills guidance and co-constructing a peer support community to enhance student experience. £3,535
School of Divinity Minority Criticism from the Global South: Decolonial Approaches to the Bible To host a workshop in the European Association of Biblical Studies conference in 2023, followed by a panel discussion focusing on the future of decolonial approaches in the field of Biblical Studies. £5,000
School of Divinity New College "Move and Stretch" classes This project aims to support student wellbeing and mental health in the School of Divinity by running gentle move and stretch classes. £375
School of Health in Social Sciences Counselling and psychotherapy in times of political violence A series of workshops for counselling trainees at the University in partnership with local placement providers to support them in working with clients impacted by political violence. £3,178
School of Health in Social Sciences Pre-formative writing workshops This project aims to help scholars who are struggling to move from thinking into writing. £4,963
School of Health in Social Sciences UoE Saving Lives! A student nurse led project that aims to deliver CPR training to the staff and student community of the University of Edinburgh. £5,000
School of Health in Social Sciences What's weight got to do with it? A weight stigma seminar series for Eating Disorder Awareness Week 2023. £5,000
School of History, Classics and Archaeology The Scottish Archaeology Outreach Database To develop a hub of resources and data on Scottish community archaeology. This interactive platform, with searchable map, aims to improve public engagement with the archaeology sector across Scotland. £3,400
School of Law Ice breakers for 1st year law students This project aims to improve student wellbeing and create a sense of community through animal therapy sessions. £1,000
School of Literatures, Languages and Cultures Outcrop Poetry - an independent poetry magazine To create a poetry magazine showcasing the work of poets and writers from the student body and wider communities. £843
School of Literatures, Languages and Cultures Conscious Edinburgh This project aims to increase availability of mental health first aid courses and continue the provision of funded therapy for students. £1,000
School of Literatures, Languages and Cultures Mint Chinese film festival with FECers Funding for students to attend the first Chinese film festival in Keswick dedicated to cultural communications and women’s representations via specialised cinemas. £3,000
School of Social and Political Science Celebrating Queer Joy To develop a series of workshops and discursive forums during LGBTQ+ History Month that celebrate queer intimacy and allows students to create their own pieces, network with other queer people in the community, and learn more about LGBTQ+ History Month. £2,500
School of Social and Political Science Put a Face to the Name An in-person networking event for distance learning postgraduate students within the School of Social and Political Sciences to deepen the sense of community amongst online students. £5,000

College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine

School Project title Project overview Amount awarded
Edinburgh Medical School Improving the online PGT student experience by developing regional Usher Masters To host alumni networking events in Uganda and Nigeria, support alumni and student mentorship programs and establish a platform for sharing life-long learning, job opportunities and collaborations. £4,200
Edinburgh Medical School Little France Postgraduate Society Retreat To develop an annual postgraduate retreat at the Firbush Outdoor Centre, combining adventure days with academic and professional workshops. £4,953
Edinburgh Medical School Exploring the role of culture and language in gaining "Masterness" supporting international students The goal of this project is to coproduce artefacts that could be used to help current and future students propel their academic journey and achieve desirable graduate attributes. £4,990
Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies Dunking Dollys - a wild swimming initiative at Easter Bush To expand and embed a wild swimming initiative formed of students and staff across the Easter Bush campus. £1,800
Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies Snowball Tutoring To develop an online platform where university students can match with clients looking for private tutors. £1,175
Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies Veterinary Anatomy Virtual Atlas (VAVA) To create the foundations for a virtual anatomy teaching tool that students can utilize to augment their learning. £4,125

College of Science and Engineering

School Project title Project overview Amount awarded
School of Biological Sciences Introducing Gambian undergraduate biology students to Bioinformatics To introduce Bioinformatics to undergraduate biology students in The Gambia and provide the University of The Gambia (UTG) with the training and equipment required to routinely run this workshop as a part of its life science courses. £5,000
School of GeoSciences Edinburgh's Student Housing Crisis To interview students at the University of Edinburgh who have experienced homelessness during their studies to understand the impacts it has on the student experience. £5,000
School of GeoSciences Wheelchair fencing World Cup for Paralympic qualification Funding to attend a wheelchair fencing World Cup as part of the British team in Pisa, Italy. £3,064
School of Mathematics Increasing physical activity provision at King's Buildings To install outdoor sports equipment at King's Buildings as part of a wider drive to increase the provision of physical activity on campus. £4,500
School of Physics and Astronomy 2023 Physics Highlands Conference A three day programming and skills workshop for 48 PhD students in the School of Physics & Astronomy hosted in the Scottish Highlands. £5,000