'Be the Change' grants for staff

Annual grant scheme

Each year we give teaching staff at Anglia Ruskin the chance to develop and test innovative ways to embed Education for Sustainability (EfS) within their curriculum.

These grants are open to all staff involved in teaching or supporting students’ formal learning.

Applications for the current academic year have now closed and will re-open in September 2018. 

The 2017-18 winners were awarded funds for the following projects:

Environmental and Sustainability Education conference - this project is looking at the effectiveness of a conference model to engage BA Primary Education Studies students with Environmental and Sustainability Education. The conference was held on Wednesday 24 January with findings due to be published this summer. In the meantime, you can read about the day in this blog.  

Conservation Coasters - this project is looking at how inter-disciplinary working between students can help to raise awareness, and ultimately promote action, for a more sustainable world, with a particular focus on plastic pollution. Find out more.

Electric Athenaeum: A New Digital Magazine Exploring Sustainability in Science Fiction - this project involves the creation and publication of a magazine looking at the rights of future generations through the lens of science fiction. 

Previous winners

Project: Sustainable Biologists magazine, part of Being a Biologist module for Level 5 Life Science students, Alex Dittrich and Juniper Kiss, Faculty of Science & Technology - you can view the final publication here 

Project: Embedding the Lived Experience Project into MSc Foundations in Clinical Psychology, Emma Kaminskiy, Faculty of Science & Technology

Project: Sustainability Arts Prize, Chris Owen, Cambridge School of Art

Project: Giving Human Resources Management (HRM) students the opportunity to “be the change”: An ongoing project to embedded sustainability practices into HRM education, Nadia deGama and Caroline Rook, Lord Ashcroft International Business School

Project: Trip to the Centre for Alternative Technology, Alison Pooley and Willnara Guimaraes, Faculty of Science & Technology

Project: ‘Early Education’ annual conference, Mallika Kanyal, Christine Such and Paulette Luff, Faculty of Health, Social Care & Education

If you are considering making an application in the future, take a look at our proposal form and guidance document: Guidance and application form, or get in touch with us directly.