Frequently Asked Questions
Answers to IATL student funding frequently asked questions can be found via the links below.
If you are unable to find the answer to your query on these pages, please contact us directly at IATL at warwick dot ac dot uk
Payment of Award
Payments will be raised as soon as we recieve your funding acceptance and any further requirements outlined in your award of funding letter.
80% of your grant will be awarded in the first instance. This will be put through via BACS (bank transfer) and so you will need to ensure that the University has your current bank details on file; failure to do this will result in payment delays.
Please follow the instructions below to provide your current bank details:
- From your Student finance page select the “Providing Your Bank Details” tab on the left
- Then click on the “Collecting bank details for payments to students” screen
- Select the PG/UG Awards from the drop down list and continue
- To enter your bank sort code and account number
The final 20% of your award will not be raised until your project is complete and we have recieved your final report and financial statement (fully supported by reciepts).
It is vital that all reciepts are kept as any funds which are not accounted for will need to be retuned to IATL.
The role of an Academic Sponsor for students applying for IATL funding is to provide a reference for the student and their project.
The supporting statement can be submitted via email to firstname.lastname@example.org by the Academic Sponsor. The declaration of support from the sponsor could include the following:
- Commendation of the student/s and their ability to undertake the project successfully
- Confidence in the project the student is proposing
- Any other insights into the project or student that the sponsor thinks might be helpful to the assessment panel in making a decision about whether to fund the project or not.
If the student is successful in their funding bid, it is up to the student and their sponsor whether they want to develop the relationship into something resembling mentorship or oversight, this is not however an expectation or requirement of funding.
Publicising Activities and Events
We would be very grateful if you could keep us informed of your activities throughout the project but particularly when it comes to any events, workshops and performances to which other people at the university would be welcome to attend.
Please provide us with information about your activities and events by completing the following online form below:
On receipt of this information we will create a news item on the IATL website and publicise through IATL's Facebook and Twitter accounts.
Where possible we ask that you also engage with IATL's Twitter account: @IATL_Warwick
As stated in the funding guidelines for Student as Producer applications, on completion of your Student as Producer funded project the Institute for Advanced Teaching and Learning (IATL) will require a final project report, written to a standard suitable for publication on the IATL website. This report should be a practical and accessible account of the project for the general academic reader. We may suggest appropriate editorial changes.
You will be expected to submit your report on completion of the project along with a statement of expenditure (supported by receipts). Your report should be approximately 1500 to 2000 words in length or alternatively, it could take the form of a video or podcast. Video reports are particularly encouraged for Student as Producer (Performance) projects.
Project reports should be arranged under the following headings:
Project title and title page
The title page should include the author’s name, affiliation (e.g. Department of Sociology, University of Warwick), the date and name of the supervisor (if applicable) and should note that the project was funded by IATL’s Student as Producer fund.
A very short and accurate overview of your research, research findings, and the conclusions. The abstract should not exceed 150 words.
This section should include a clear statement of the research problem and main aims of the project. You should also include why you are studying it. This section should also describe clearly but briefly the background information of the problem and what has been done before (with literature citation) and draw a relationship between your research project and the scope and limitation of the previous works.
This section should include which methods you used to carry out your research and why these methods were preferred. You also need to provide a chronological account about how your project was carried out from the initial planning to its implementation.
If your research included data collection (more likely if you are working in a Science or Social Science area), this section should summarise the collected data and include any observation and statistical reports, tables, figures, maps etc which are required to analyse the data effectively.
Conclusion and outcome
This section should summarise the main conclusions of your research findings. Also add what you actually achieved throughout the project and reflect on the experience of undertaking research. This section should also include the ways in which you disseminated your knowledge both within and beyond your department and the university.
Provide a list of relevant bibliographical references.
Where possible we ask that you also provide at least one photograph for use on your page on the IATL website. If you wish to provide any additional information e.g. further photographs, film, blog links etc., then please feel free to do so.
Reports should be submitted to IATL (IATL at warwick dot ac dot uk), by the deadline in your original offer letter, in either Microsoft Word or RTF file format.
Use of IATL Camera Equipment
IATL have a range of camera equipment that you are welcome to use for work on your IATL funded project. Bookings of this equipment can be made by following the link below:
The following rules are in place for IATL equipment bookings:
- Usual notice period required: 1 working day
- Usual period for which bookings can be made in advance: 45 days
- Usual maximum booking duration: 1 week
- You should allow time to do the following before returning the equipment: importing any video camera footage into video editing software (the time this will take can be about 50% of the total duration of your footage - e.g. 30 mins for 1 hr of footage)/copying content to your computer; removing all files; fully charging any batteries
If you have any further questions, please email us at: IATL dot equipment at warwick dot ac dot uk
Booking IATL Spaces for Rehersals
The normal rules for student bookings of IATL spaces do not apply to those students who have been awarded IATL funding and you are instead welcome to make advance bookings of IATLs teaching spaces for rehearsals and performances related to your IATL funded project.
In order to be provided with authorisation to make room bookings we ask that you please complete this request form:
Once you have been provided with authorisation to make bookings (you will recieve an email confirming) you will be able to make your chosen bookings by using the calendar pages on the IATL website http://www.warwick.ac.uk/iatl/resources/spaces/
- We ask that you book any performance dates in to the room booking calendar as soon as possible.
- You are welcome to make room bookings for rehearsals and performances as required however please be considerate of other users both when making your bookings (only book for times actually required) and when using the space.
- We are unable to offer storage facilities for any belongings or props and no items must be left in IATL teaching spaces.
If you would like to use theatre lighting during your performance please let us know at least one month in advance by emailing Amy dot Clarke at warwick dot ac dot uk with details of performance dates, times and an idea of your requirements.
We work with a freelance Theatre Technician and so you will need to be put aside project funds to pay for his time. Please note that under no circumstances can we allow any students up to the lighting gantry.
The Institute for Advanced Teaching and Learning (IATL) works with a freelance theatre technician so that students who have been awarded Student as Producer (Performance) project funding can use theatre lighting and sound equipment for performances in the Humanities Studio. N.B. Only those people who have been awarded IATL Student as Producer (Performance) funding are able to make us of the lighting and sound equipment in this space.
If you have been awarded an IATL Student as Producer (Performance) grant and would like to use theatre lighting, staging or sound equipment during your performance please email IATL's Office Manager (IATL at warwick dot ac dot uk) at least 4 weeks ahead of your performance dates detailing your requirements and providing answers to the questions below:
- How do you wish to configure the space? (End on/Thrust/Avenue etc)
- Do you require staging blocks or different levels for performance?
- What drapes do you require? Will use reveal the brick walls of the studio or the black tabs?
- Do you wish to hang set pieces/props from the gantry? Please note all scenery/props must be fire proofed and struck for teaching by the following morning.
- Where do you require the control equipment? Will you operate the technical boards from the studio floor? Have you arranged for a member of your team to help operate the show (under supervision)?
- Do you require sound? If so is it playback or live? Have you tried using live music instead?
- How many sound sources (i.e. mics and PC/MACs) do you require? How will this be operated?
- Do you require stage lighting? If so, what type of lighting states (i.e. basic wash/ spot-lights/ colour washes) do you require? Do you require any 'specials' (lighting sources on stage which may need additional planning or ordering)?
- Are you using projections? If so do you plan on using the fixed projector or other?
- How do you wish to program the lighting desk? Will you use a detailed plot or basic states?
- Do you require special effects (i.e. UV/Strobe/Mirror ball)? Please note that these will have to be budgeted for as they are not held by IATL. Some of these will require an additional health and safety check by a professional technician before permission is given.
- What is your production schedule (i.e get-in, technical/dress rehearsals, get-out)? We will also need to know dates and times of performances in order to help you publicise the event.
Please note that - for health and safety reasons - under no circumstances are students allowed to access the lighting gantry and so all lighting and sound requirements will need to be put in place by IATL's theatre technician. On receipt of your technical requirements, a quote will be provided and this cost will need to be deducted from your funded project budget.