A bouquet of sharpened pencils, and the joy of fresh, blank notebooks can mean only one thing: it’s September already. Another start to the academic year is upon us, and yet again we are all becoming excited by trips to stationery shops.
But a fresh batch of multi-coloured Post-its® is not all students at the University of Edinburgh have to be pleased about. This year, for the first time, Innovative Learning Week is providing funding for student-run events.
For anyone who hasn’t heard, Innovative Learning Week (ILW) is a week where ‘regular’ teaching is suspended, and instead students (and staff) are invited to take part in a variety of creative, fresh, different and challenging events. This year’s Innovative Learning Week is taking place from 17-21 February 2014, and it’s never too early to get thinking about brilliant events!
Photo Caption: Patrick Fenner’s 3 Words about ILW2013. Photo by Stella Archer.
Students across the University of Edinburgh, including all postgraduates, and online distance learners, are eligible to avail of this great funding opportunity and lead their very own innovative event. Student societies are also welcome and encouraged to take advantage of this funding.
So get your thinking caps on now, check out the bidding guidelines, and fill out an application form, all available on the ILW Webpage. Submission deadline: 5pm November 8, 2013.
Branch out, and get innovating! That beautifully blank piece of paper beckons….
Any questions or queries can be directed to Alison Treacy