These are just some of the student activites which have been supported through the Alliance:
Student Led Activity Fund
The call for applications is now open. Applications can be submitted at any point during the year.
The Alliance is looking to support activities that are structured to benefit the largest number of students possible and to help students develop skills and gain experience in:
- Organisation and project management including planning and controlling budget, delegating tasks.
- Interpersonal skills including communication and negotiation, supporting others, resolving conflict, adjusting style.
- Leadership skills including leading a project group, representing your team, giving and accepting responsibility, counselling and mentoring others.
- Intercultural and international skills: managing the challenge of working across borders, time zones and different institutional and individual approaches.
- Responding to and overcoming unforeseen challenges.
Typical activities supported by the Fund include those that:
- Integrate the student bodies of both universities
- Develop ”globally-engaged students” through working as part of international teams
- Increase both the impact and profile of existing student-led activities at both universities; and transfer knowledge and innovation in student activities across our campuses
Examples of events which will be considered for support include:
- Academic-related initiatives (e.g. summits, student conferences etc)
- Cultural and intercultural activities, including sporting events
- Skills development
- Staged projects that could become embedded within the scope of normal student activities at both universities after the initial funding period would be of interest.
WIHEA Student Engagement projects
The Warwick International Higher Education Academy is the UK's first institutional academy of educators, where staff and students who are engaged in developing and steering learning and teaching come together. Within the programme of Alliance activity in 2015/16, staff and student project teams developed collaborative partnership models across departments to optimise the student experience and enhance learning outcomes. Find out more about past funded projects.
The Alliance provided funding to develop the online aspects of Warwick's innovative intercultural training programme in collaboration with academics at Monash. The programme is designed to help enrich students intercultural experience.
Delivered through three stages it includes access to interactive workshops and online media, helping to develop intercultural competency before, during and after intercultural experiences at Warwick, in the community or abroad.
The Monash student associations and Warwick SU have built close relationships through the Alliance enabling them to identify common areas of interest and pinpoint shared priorities for future developments and campaigns.
Most recently they have shared their experiences of introducing a week zero to the start of the academic year and tackling sexual harassment on campus. Student progression and engagement are likely to be the focus of work in 2017-18 alongside ongoing work to tackle additional course costs.
Student Led Activities
Past activities which have been funded through our Alliance include;
|Activity||Monash University||University of Warwick|
Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
School of Engineering
Global Connections (linked to ICUR)
Justine Vincin and Georgia O’Connor
Samantha Tanizar and Ilina Sen
|International Collaborative Moot||
Jack Busby and Lily Tomkins
|Prospects for an Ethics of Self-cultivation||
Thomas Ryan and James Muldoon
Matthew Dennis and Sander Werkhoven
|Machine Learning Bootcamp||Shenjun Zhong and Parthan Kasarapu
Faculty of Information Technology
|Freeha Azmat and Torgyn Shaikhina
School of Engineering
|Translating Cultures of the Past||
Luke Bancroft and Rosa Martorana
School of Philosophical, Historical, and International Studies
Liam Lewis and Jane Sinnett-Smith
School of Modern Languages
|Collaborative Translation: a Model for Inclusion||
Jessica Trevitt and Christian Griffiths
School of Languages, Literatures, Cultures and Linguistics / Literary and Cultural Studies Graduate Program
Gioia Panzarella and Georgia Wall
School of Modern Languages and Cultures