Staff funding available for extra-curricular trips

The Work and Opportunities Fund offers a limited number of monetary grants for students who, through their own initiative, have secured unpaid work experience, are undertaking a training course or attending a networking event, which supports their employability.

The fund can also support Divisions who wish to organise an extra-curricular trip, for example, to an organisation’s office or to a conference, which will contribute to the employability of students at the University.

What can I use the funding for?

This funding can be used to fully fund the cost of travel for the trip e.g. a coach. Where students are attending a conference or event and there is an entrance fee, we may be able to contribute towards these costs too.

Eligibility Criteria

In addition to the terms and conditions, the trip must:

  • be an extra-curricular activity, which does not form part of a programme or module.
  • be offered to registered students at the University, studying in the UK only.
  • contribute to the employability of students, supporting skills development and/or supporting a student’s future career aspirations.

How do I apply and when is the deadline?

To apply, please visit the staff funding page to access the application form and full terms and conditions.

There is no deadline to apply, and applications will be considered on a case-by-case basis, subject to fund availability at the time of application.

If you have any questions about the funding, please email us at:

We hope to receive an application from you soon!