University of Essex
University of Essex

7 May 2014

Students can get £5k funding for an innovative idea

Filed under: Information,News — Alex ONeill @ 9:49 am

What Students Really Want – £5k Funding to Improve Student Life

Jisc strongly believe that students should have a prime role in developing novel uses of technology to improve their experience at college or university.

That’s why last year they ran a competition – the Summer of Student Innovation – designed with RLUK, RUGIT, SCONUL and UCISA as part of a co-design approach to innovation within UK education. 21 projects were successfully funded and supported to develop their ideas. Jisc continue to work with six projects to help develop them and explore the possibility of offering them as a shared service for the whole sector.

The Summer of Student Innovation 2014 competition is running again this year and £5k is available for each successful student idea. Students have until the end of May to submit their entries and with Jisc’s help attract votes.

How you can engage with the Summer of Student Innovation:

If you have any questions, please visit the Jisc FAQs page or send them an email. You can also follow #studentideas on Twitter for the latest about the competition.

And don’t forget to tell LTT if any students get funded, we would love to hear all about it!