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Student Opportunity Fund

Student Opportunity Fund

The Student Opportunity Fund, made possible through the generosity of King's alumni and is open to all undergraduate and taught postgraduate students. Grants of up to £500 are provided to individual students while grants of up to £1,000 are awarded to groups of students who propose innovative projects to enhance the educational experience.

The fund gives King’s students a new opportunity to collaborate with each other and with their teachers to enhance their learning in new and innovative ways.

The Student Opportunity Fund is now open. Applications will close Friday 26th May at 23:59 hrs.

Grants are awarded by a convened panel, which oversees the Fund.  Awards will be made to individuals or groups of undergraduate or postgraduate taught students who have innovative projects to enhance their  educational experience.

Strong applications will lead to real improvements to the student learning experience and present an opportunity for those involved to develop transferable skills such as project management, time management and financial management.

Examples of how grants may be used include:
  • participation in educational conferences, seminars or excursions aligned to an academic discipline;
  • collaborative student projects, related to their studies
  • extra academic events, invited guest speakers as part of a programme of study
  • attendance of seminars or events intended to enhance transferable skills;
  • room hire to support special educational events

Please note that grants may not be used to subsidise programme or student accommodation fees, purchase equipment not aligned to study, or to support extra-curricular activities. In particular, please note point 12.5 of the regulations, which states that the Student Opportunity Fund cannot be used to support academic-credit-bearing activities.

How should students apply?

Applications for the Student Opportunity Fund are now open. Applications will close Friday 26th May at 23:59 hrs.

Please read the Programme Regulations, and if you have any questions please contact sof@kcl.ac.uk.

Impact

It is important that the Fund is managed to promote and enhance the student academic experience. Successful applicants are required to produce a short report after the project is completed to evaluate the impact on the learning experience. This report will be hosted on the King's Experience Blog.

Contact

For further queries, please do not hesitate to contact us: sof@kcl.ac.uk.

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