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.
Your 2019/20 full-time Officer team (Daisy, Fifi, Gemma, Molli and Zeid) are pleased to confirm they’ve secured funding for the following:
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.
We’ve created a Status Tracker so you can keep up-to-date with the latest initiatives brought to you by the fund:
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.
To provide you with a space in RUSU to chill out and relax on campus, with massage chairs and sleeper pods.
Helping to make our building more accessible for all.
Start-up funding to increase our faith support.
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.
Improving Madjeski and Nike Lecture Theatres to provide additional charging points.
For carrying out basis repairs such as punctures and adjusting gears.
Providing signs, maps and markings to suggest routes around campus.
Improving our network of coverage across campus.
Expanding these successful workshops so more students can benefit.
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.
Work is scheduled to begin at the end of June, to be ready by the start of the 2020/21 academic year.
A new 3G sports pitch will significantly improve all-weather training facilities for a large number of our clubs.
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
Investment in technology to enable teaching staff to record and share teaching materials
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.
Installing more fountains for you to refill re-usable water bottles on campus.
We’ve finalised the locations and hope the new fountains will be installed in March.
We will be identifying popular study space across campus and investing to upgrade the facilities on offer.
A number of spaces have been identified in the feasibility study and work on several of these is due to start this term.
Increasing the number of benches around campus to allow you to take some time out and enjoy our green space.
New benches near Minghella are due to be installed in March.
Allowing sports clubs to more easily store equipment close to the SportsPark.
The new storage is now in place and we’re waiting for the swipe card reader access to be installed to complete the project.