Student Experience Fund - Apply Now

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University is an experience, not just an education.

Thanks to the generosity of USW Alumni, we are able to offer students the chance to apply for grants from the USW Student Experience Fund, supporting those who want to get the best out of their time at university.

The Student Experience Fund exists to provide students with the skills, drive and opportunities that they need to succeed after graduation. Students are best placed to tell us what it is they need to make their USW experience even better to ensure that they stand out from the crowd.

Whether it’s to support a society, to get new kit for a club or to cover costs to attend a conference, the opportunities really are endless. So if you're a USW Student, tell us what you need & apply now.

The application process will be open until 30 November 2017, so be sure to get your application to us by then.


All UK based campus registered students at the University of South Wales.

 Applications are welcomed from undergraduate and postgraduate students as well as student groups, such as University clubs and societies.

We have £2,000 within the Student Experience Fund for this round of distributions. Applications can be made and will be considered for any amount up to £2,000 though any one project is very unlikely to receive more than 75% of the funds available (£1,500).

Grant funding is to be used in a way that will enhance your experience as a student or indeed enhance the experience of multiple students. Eligible areas for funding are wide ranging and could, although not exhaustively, include: costs to attend a conference, helping fund equipment for your student society, advancing a disability support project, competition costs for a sports club, an experience to develop personal skills as well as to develop new student activities.

Application process

  • To apply, please complete the online form which will be open between November 6 and November 30 2017.
  • All applications will be collated for the dispersal panel to review shortly thereafter.
  • The dispersal panel will meet to review all eligible applications and make their decisions by December 8
  • all applicants will be notified of the outcome of their application shortly thereafter.
  • Successful applicants must agree to a set of terms and conditions in order to receive the funds.
  • All funds should be spent by July 31 2018.
  • Applicants will be asked to write a short report following completion of their project so we can publicise how the funding was used.

Get in touch

If you would like to discuss any aspects of your the Student Experience Fund or application process, please contact David Jones, Alumni Development Officer at


Thanks to all our donors and supporters