In 2017 nine projects were funded through The Alumni Fund which is made up of donations from UEA alumni.
This year, they include a new smartphone application for international students, redevelopment of Constable Terrace as a postgraduate research (PGR) student centre and the provision of Mental Health First Aid courses for students.
|Project Title||Amount Awarded|
|Library Enhancemenrs to Improve Occupancy||£ 5,500.00|
|National Trauma & Leadership Conference||£ 6,000.00|
|Postgraduate Research Student Participation in a Major New Science Event: the Norwich Festival||£ 10,000.00|
|New International Student Smartphone App||£ 4,800.00|
|Being the 'Right' Human: Gender Equality in the Twenty-First||£ 1,730.00|
|Developing Well Being Through Sport||£ 3,800.00|
|Postgraduate Social Grant||£ 3,000.00|
|Redevelopment of Constable Terrace as a PGR Study Centre||£ 10,000.00|
|Provision of Mental Health Frist Aid (MHFA) Courses for Students||£ 9,710.00|
Funding the purchase of new portable desk dividers will increase the occupancy of the Library, an essential and busy study space at the heart of campus. During busy periods, the library can have in excess of 10,000 visits and these dividers will mean more students can secure places in busy areas.
Funding to host a national student conference for 300+ delegates, focusing on the application of leadership, management and teamwork in medical settings, particularly trauma. The conference will be relevant for all healthcare students and professionals, comprising a mixture of simulations, seminars, and small group teaching, delivered by personnel from a wide variety of backgrounds.
Admissions, Recruitment and Marketing
Funding postgraduate research (PGR) students to develop activities which engage the public with their research at the new Norwich Science Festival.
Student Support Services
Funding to develop a new smartphone application that will deliver important information to over a thousand new international students that supports them in their arrival and increases their participation in the International Student Orientation Programme.
Politics, Philosophy, Language
Funding student-led community engagement events relating to gender equality. The events include student-led workshops in local secondary schools and a public lecture delivered by the students at UEA.
Student Support Services
Funding to trial a new initiative which aims to encourage students to become more active and to get involved in sports to help improve their mental wellbeing.
Funding an array of tailored, one-off or regular events to support groups of postgraduate students. Postgraduate students are able to apply for funding through Union of UEA Students (UEA|SU).
Funding to refurbish Constable Terrace common room to deliver a study centre offering postgraduate research students with flexible learning, training and social space.
UEA|SU and Psychology
Funding to enable staff members from Union of UEA Students (UEA|SU) and the School of Psychology (PSY) to become certified Mental Health First Aiders (MHFA). These members of staff will then cascade this knowledge through training held by UEA|SU and in modules taught in PSY.