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:
- You could promote this year’s competition to your students. A poster can be downloaded here.
- Hear from last year’s student projects and learn how they benefited from being involved.
- Understand the benefits of supporting student start-ups and raising the profile of the organisation by reading this blog post in University Business.
And don’t forget to tell LTT if any students get funded, we would love to hear all about it!