£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.

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.

Last updated 26th September 2019

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
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
Summer 2020
Progress

A number of planning concepts are being reviewed to determine the best option and improve accessibility.

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

Planning application being prepared to submit in autumn 2019

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
Spring 2020 and beyond
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, ready for use in the latter half of 2019/20 and beyond.

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
Spring 2020
Progress

Currently finalising installation locations.

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 we are currently scoping the extent of the works to suit the available budget

In progress

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

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

Madjeski scheduled for completion this September, with Nike arranged for completion by January 2020

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
Spring 2020
Progress

Currently finalising supplier and locations.

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

A suitable space has been identified and work is under way to identify what storage solutions are required.

In progress

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

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

Working to determine best supplier and locations.

In progress

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

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

Three routes of different lengths have been identified and work has started on a map to highlight these.

In progress

Improving our network of coverage across campus.

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

Work under way to identify the best locations.

In progress

Expanding these successful workshops so more students can benefit.

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

28 workshops have been booked for clubs and societies in October and January.