2015-16 Projects 2015-16 Projects

In 2016 16 projects were funded through The Alumni Fund which is made up of donations from UEA alumni.

This year they include a pilot playwriting project, the purchase of lecterns for Law mooting competitions, and a series of public lectures from the School of Art, Media and American Studies.

Project Title Amount Awarded
Debates in Today's America  £                   603.00
International Conference  £                1,920.00
Pilot FLY Playwriting Project  £                6,000.00
A virtual classroom for students and staff  £                2,533.00
Development of Online Resources for Mathematics Support  £                1,931.00
Institutional License for the Landscan 2015 Global Population Dataset  £                1,300.63
GPR Software  £                5,130.00
Comedy in the Classroom  £                5,500.00
Lecterns for Student Mooting Competitions  £                   744.00
Improving Student Resilience and Wellbeing in Norwich Medical School  £                5,252.00
Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT) Undergraduate Teaching Enhancement  £                4,000.00
Support for Access to Audio-visual Media (SAAM)  £                5,400.00
Online Training Series for PGR Students  £                3,999.13
Buddy SU – matching system  £                5,400.00
Alumni Sports Day  £                5,350.00
Student Events Designer  £                5,120.00

Debates in Today's America Debates in Today's America

Art, Media and American Studies

Funding a series of public talks to be held at the Second Air Division Memorial Library, examining current and controversial issues in American politics and society. The talks will be given by experts from the School of Art, Media and American Studies.

International Conference International Conference

Art, Media and American Studies

Funding 16 UEA students to attend the fourth international conference of the Native Studies Research Network (NSRN), entitled “Indigenous Environments”. The conference is to be held at UEA with keynote speakers including Lisa Brooks (Amherst College) and Margaret D. Jacobs (University of Nebraska; Pitt Professor, University of Cambridge, 2015-16).

Pilot FLY Playwriting Project Pilot FLY Playwriting Project

Admissions, Recruitment and Marketing

Funding a pilot playwriting project which will allow UEA’s postgraduate creative writing students to work with pupils in disadvantaged schools within the local area. They will enable school pupils to write six 15 minute plays to then be produced by UEA drama students and performed at the 2017 literacy festival.

A Virtual Classroom for Students and Staff A Virtual Classroom for Students and Staff

Biological Sciences

Funding the purchase of a Zeiss stereo microscope to create a virtual classroom for the efficient training of students and staff in tissue dissection and manipulation techniques, which is important for delineating molecular mechanisms underlying human diseases.

Development of Online Resources for Mathematics Support Development of Online Resources for Mathematics Support

Student Services (formally the Dean of Students)

Funding the further development of an innovative and highly successful model of mathematics online support. Working with mathematics tutors in Student Services to provide an on-demand resource for students. 

Landscan 2015 Global Population Dataset Landscan 2015 Global Population Dataset

Environmental Sciences

Funding the purchase of an institutional license for the award winning Lanscan 2015 dataset, to enhance research and teaching at UEA. This license will espcailly help those within the Environmental Sciences and International Development schools. 

GPR Software GPR Software

Environmental Sciences

Funding the purchase of software and equipment to allow the optimisation of two ground penetrating radar antennae. This will allow full processing, analyses and visualisation of acquired data to provide students with learning experiences similar to industry applications. 

Comedy in the Classroom Comedy in the Classroom

Environmental Sciences

Funding an award-winning creative teaching innovation in the School of Environmental Sciences which enhances student engagement and learning. The funding will ensure its long-term sustainability by creating a repertoire of filmed extraordinary classroom events.

Student Mooting Competitions Student Mooting Competitions

Law School

Funding the purchase of lecterns to be used by a large number of Law students in both internal and external mooting competitions. These advocacy competitions provid students with opportunities to develop essential employability and advocacy skills in the practice of law or elsewhere.

Improving Student Resilience and Wellbeing in Norwich Medical School Improving Student Resilience and Wellbeing in Norwich Medical School

Medical School

Funding the research and creation of materials to address resilience and improve wellbeing. Providing access to evidence-based resources for Norwich Medical School (MED) students care for themselves while learning to care for others.

Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT) Undergraduate Teaching Enhancement Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT) Undergraduate Teaching Enhancement

Medical School

Funding the purchase of equipment to enhance the current learning experience in Otorhinolaryngology (The study of diseases of the ear, nose and throat) through hands-on access to high-quality instruments and models.

Support for Access to Audio-visual Media (SAAM) Support for Access to Audio-visual Media (SAAM)

Politics, Philosophy, Language and Communication

Funding opportunity for students to further develop their translation and subtitling skills, enhancing their employability prospects. The project places significant emphasis on accessibility to the media by providing subtitles for audio-visual materials for charitable and non-profit organisations. 

Online Training Series for PGR Students Online Training Series for PGR Students

Social Sciences

Funding a series of live-taught online training sessions, delivered on weekday evenings, that aims to make high-quality research and transferable skills training more accessible to part-time PGR students and/or those working at a distance. 

Alumni Sports Day Alumni Sports Day

UEA Sport

Funding for current sports clubs to play against alumni, who used to be in clubs themselves and to set up career related talks from alumni which students can attend into gain advice on getting to a particular industry or general tips.

Buddy SU Matching System Buddy SU Matching System

UEA|SU

Funding the purchase of a digital student matching system which will connect Student Buddys with new first-year students. The project aims to reduce social isolation, increase retention rates, and most importantly, the welfare of UEA students.

Student Events Designer Student Events Designer

UEA|SU

Funding a student post to transform how the Union of UEA Students (UUEAS) advertise and promote student events, societies and peer-support groups.