The Hallam Guild: News and Funding Opportunity – Deadline 4 May

You will know that the development of the Hallam Guild is one of our ten strategic priorities for Transforming Lives.   We still have further work to do before the formal launch of the Guild in September.  However, I am thrilled to announce that we have some immediate funding opportunities that we are announcing today.

The Guild is being designed across four core principles:

  • Create
  • Build
  • Enable
  • Give

Our aim is to support the enhancement of a culture of educational excellence in the University by investing in the establishment of a strong professional community focused on building and sharing best practice.

Our focus in this call is for projects which support: extended/foundation or ‘top up’ degrees; post graduate student engagement; getting published; digital engagement; active Hallam and continuous improvement .  Importantly, we also have an open call for more general staff-student engagement.  We are seeking projects proposals from all levels of academic and professional services staff that focus on one of the  key areas outlined .  Examples might include networking events, conference attendance, teaching and research projects or a pilot of a new mini service.

We expect proposals to be in the range £5-10k but will consider proposals of larger sums for exceptional projects that lead to transformational change. Due to the nature of our funding cycle, we also require project to be concluded by Tuesday 31 July in line with the University’s financial year.

The application form, guidance notes and more details on the Hallam Guild are attached.

Deadline for submissions is Friday 4 May

Please send completed proposals and/or direct any questions regarding this process to the hallamguild@shu.ac.uk