Providing gifts to the University serves to form a major part of our future, allowing us to expand our activity beyond our current means and engage our communities in different and interesting ways. Since 2016 we have supported a wide range of projects put forward by both staff and students which have improved the student experience and had an exceptionally positive impact on our surrounding communities.
Through the generosity of our alumni, staff and friends we have been fortunate to be able to fund numerous projects which have allowed us to make improvements to the campus, nurture innovative ideas from our students and provide equipment and resources which would otherwise not be available. We have published all of the projects funded since 2016 below.
Gifts will, unless specified by the donor(s), be directed to Where the Need is Greatest. This will allow us to make gifts across a broad spectrum of areas and impact the largest number of individuals and groups.
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Find out more about the Disbursement of gifts 2018
Find out more about the projects supported in our November 2017 disbursement round.
Projects supported in our first disbursement round in 2016
Student Placement Scheme
"I feel the experience has led me to realise that everything is possible."
The purpose of the scheme was to empower the students to help them improve their employability by gaining experience and offering an opportunity to reflect on their experience. It was aimed at students who have had limited opportunities, or limited experience perhaps due to disabilities. The successful students were given paid challenging employment opportunities which should help them to develop the skills they need to compete for jobs.
The projects supported in 2016 were:
- Student Boost – random acts of kindness to increase the health, happiness and wellbeing of students – Students’ Union
- Refurbishment of the Students’ Union Advice Centre – improve the environment for students
- Toolkit to encourage student engagement with creative problem solving – purchase of kit for Learning Services
- Unlocking, Enabling, Regenerating,: University of Suffolk as the Regional Regenerative Medicine Spotlight – support for resources in this area – Faculty of Health and Science
- Interior Architecture and Design in IE Free Range – support for student led activity – Faculty of Arts, Business and Applied Social Sciences
- Student Placement Scheme – to pilot a scheme providing work experience opportunities for students with learning differences within the University – Student Services
- Netball Kit – new kit for the University team
- Entrepreneur Development Programme – joint project between the Ipswich Waterfront Innovation Centre (IWIC) and Careers to support the development of student led businesses and ambassadors for the Innovation Centre
- Environmental Improvements to Campus North – provide seating and a common area for social use beneath the Library Building – Estates
- Students' Union Minibus - supporting the Students' Union to acquire a minibus for their use and others from the University