Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Project Award now open for applications

The Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Cultures has launched the EDI Project Award fund to support student projects that seek to make our community more inclusive.

Passionate about Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI)? We want to support you!

The EDI Project Award will provide up to £250 to four individuals or groups with a project designed to enhance diversity, equality or inclusion. The scheme is open to all students - Undergraduate, Postgraduate and Postgraduate Research. This year we are keen to receive applications that tackle the following: “cost of living, decolonisation/race/ethnicity, trans awareness, sexual assault/harassment awareness and intersectionality”. We also welcome self-proposed ideas and projects, unrelated to these themes, so be creative and innovative.

Funds can be used for any project that enhances Equality, Diversity and Inclusion. This could be:

  • Holding an event or workshop – a training event, guest speaker, performance or discussion
  • Producing a resource (might be information, but equally might be an artistic work)
  • Doing a small research project
  • Set up a network
  • Or anything else you feel would be of value.

What is important is that you have:

  • A clear sense of the aims of your project
  • An understanding of the intended audience - who is it for and how do you know it is needed?
  • Thought about the practicalities - is it achievable?
  • Sought to maximise the impact of your project

We will also support your project with a staff mentor and show off all you have achieved at our second Faculty Equality and Inclusion Showcase in 2023 (via a project video or presentation).  

To apply, please complete the application form by Sunday 5 February, 12pm.

We will be running an online information session on Microsoft Teams on Wednesday 1st February, 11–11:30am on Teams. Fill in this MS form to receive an outlook invite. You can come along with your ideas and ask questions about the scheme.

For further information, please contact Susan Preston, Faculty Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Project Officer.