£1million Capital Fund

RUSU £1million Capital Fund

Our £1m Student Experience Capital Fund is a joint initiative between RUSU and the University to support new projects suggested by students to enhance your University experience.

Each RUSU Officer team are responsible for working with the University to agree how the fund should be spent the following academic year, in consultation with students.

You can get involved by submitting ideas and suggestions through RUSU’s Change It! or by contacting your Officer team by email.

New projects from your 2019/20 Officer team

Your 2019/20 full-time Officer team (Daisy, Fifi, Gemma, Molli and Zeid) are pleased to confirm they’ve secured funding for the following:

  • Mojo’s refurbishment
  • Stephen Lawrence Media Centre refurbishment
  • An outdoor gym
  • Outdoor social pods
  • External digital screen outside RUSU
  • Provision of mental health support on Union nights
  • Paramedic support on Union nights
  • Refurbishment of the Muslim Centre
  • Installation of touch screen boards, voting stations and further digital screens
  • Continuation of funding for Good Lad workshops
  • Water fountains in 3sixty
  • Extension for Muslin Chaplain post
  • Continued funding for Positive Mental Health Advisor

We’re working to put plans in place to deliver all of these exciting projects and we’ll keep you updated when we have more information. In the meantime, check out all the great things the fund has already delivered below.

What has the fund delivered so far?

We’ve created a Status Tracker so you can keep up-to-date with the latest initiatives brought to you by the fund:

Complete

More than 50 new lockers to be installed in RUSU and Edith Morley, to provide you with a safe space to store belongings during the day.

Brought to you by
2017/18 Officer Team
Complete

To provide you with a space in RUSU to chill out and relax on campus, with massage chairs and sleeper pods.

Brought to you by
2017/18 Officer Team
Complete

Helping to make our building more accessible for all.

Brought to you by
2018/19 Officer Team
Complete

Start-up funding to increase our faith support.

Brought to you by
2018/19 Officer Team
Complete

A part-time role to extend our mental wellbeing provision, helping students to pro-actively develop their skills for managing the challenges that University and everyday life brings.

Brought to you by
2018/19 Officer Team
Complete

Improving Madjeski and Nike Lecture Theatres to provide additional charging points.

Brought to you by
2018/19 Officer Team
Complete

For carrying out basis repairs such as punctures and adjusting gears.

Brought to you by
2018/19 Officer Team
Complete

Providing signs, maps and markings to suggest routes around campus.

Brought to you by
2018/19 Officer Team
Complete

Improving our network of coverage across campus.

Brought to you by
2018/19 Officer Team
Complete

Expanding these successful workshops so more students can benefit.

Brought to you by
2018/19 Officer Team
In progress

The Study is popular and well used by students. We’re working to upgrade and extend the existing space to increase the overall capacity and improve the range of facilities on offer.

Brought to you by
2017/18 Officer Team
Estimated completion
September 2020
Progress

Work is scheduled to begin at the end of June, to be ready by the start of the 2020/21 academic year.

In progress

A new 3G sports pitch will significantly improve all-weather training facilities for a large number of our clubs.

Brought to you by
2017/18 Officer Team
Estimated completion
Academic year 2020/21
Progress

We’ve been consulting with internal and external stakeholders and we’re in the final stages of discussion with the Council before submitting for planning permission

In progress

Investment in technology to enable teaching staff to record and share teaching materials

Brought to you by
2017/18 Officer Team
Estimated completion
Academic year 2020/21 onwards
Progress

A successful pilot was carried out in 2018/19 with 26 School champions. Software is now being purchased as part of the Learning Capture project, which will equip nearly 100 teaching spaces (at Whiteknights and London Road) to record live lectures and teaching sessions over the next three years.

In progress

Installing more fountains for you to refill re-usable water bottles on campus.

Brought to you by
2018/19 Officer Team
Estimated completion
March 2020
Progress

We’ve finalised the locations and hope the new fountains will be installed in March.

In progress

We will be identifying popular study space across campus and investing to upgrade the facilities on offer.

Brought to you by
2018/19 Officer Team
Estimated completion
Phased over the next two years (2020/21)
Progress

A number of spaces have been identified in the feasibility study and work on several of these is due to start this term.

In progress

Increasing the number of benches around campus to allow you to take some time out and enjoy our green space.

Brought to you by
2018/19 Officer Team
Estimated completion
March 2020
Progress

New benches near Minghella are due to be installed in March.

In progress

Allowing sports clubs to more easily store equipment close to the SportsPark.

Brought to you by
2018/19 Officer Team
Estimated completion
Spring 2020
Progress

The new storage is now in place and we’re waiting for the swipe card reader access to be installed to complete the project.