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Student Life Grants

For innovative new project ideas that resonate with students and impact our community.


Student Life Grants provide funding and support for students to create innovative co-curricular projects that build a sense of community. They are facilitated by the University's Student Life team.

You can apply as an individual student or a group of students to access up to $3000 of funding and development support for project ideas that support our students in the areas of social activities and mentoring, professional development, community contribution and academic research.

You will get the opportunity to:

  • make a significant impact on students in our community
  • develop your skills in leadership, communications, project management, budgeting and reporting, with training, mentoring and support from the Student Life team
  • build your resume and be recognised as a student leader in our community

You can find out more at the information and brainstorming workshop on October 11.

Grant streams

There are four grant streams:

Welcome Week

Projects will focus on welcoming students to the start of a new semester and research period. 

Project dates: 13 February to 10 March 2023
Maximum funding per project: $3000
Target audience: All students


Projects will focus on providing co-curricular opportunities for students during the semester and break periods.

Project dates: 10 March - 30 June
Maximum funding per project: $2000
Target audience: All students

Sustainability Action

Projects will focus on enabling and embedding sustainability across campus life and within our community. This grant is new for 2023.

Project dates: 13 February - 30 June
Maximum funding per project: $2500
Target audience: All students


Projects will focus on providing opportunities for the Dalyell cohort. 

Project dates: 13 February - 30 June
Maximum funding per project: $2000
Target audience: Dalyell students

Project ideas

Some example activities you could include in your project are:

Social and cohort building activities for our students

  • Activate a space on campus with an activity or event 
  • Trivia or games nights cultural outings such as visits to museums, art exhibitions or tours of key Sydney landmarks
  • Bowling, laser tag, ice skating, bouldering or other activities in an entertainment venue
  • ‘Fix it’ workshops to encourage our community to reduce waste
  • Pollinator projects such as green walls and rooftops
  • Activating circular economy practices
  • Zero waste cooking classes or guides

Community volunteering projects

  • Students participate in corporate volunteering at a local not-for-profit
  • Student-led mental health or sustainability initiatives
  • Student-led volunteering initiatives that benefit the wider community e.g. charity drives organised by students

Professional development or work integrated learning activities for our students

  • Information and networking events such as career fairs or career nights
  • Career development and skill building workshops
  • Pitch, start-up, investment, case or industry project competitions
  • Student-led art exhibitions or creative competitions
  • Student-led podcasts or videos
  • Workplace visits
  • Renewable energy demonstrations

Research and other academic opportunities for our students

  • Student-led conferences
  • 1-minute thesis style competitions or similar opportunities to showcase academic work
  • Writing or essay competitions
  • Student-led public talks
  • Sustainable research projects

Information and brainstorming workshop

If you’re interested in applying for a grant but not sure about your project idea or want some tips and tricks from our team, join the Information and brainstorming workshop at 12.00–1.30pm on Tuesday 11 October.

We’ll take you through the application process, a set of guided exercises to help you develop and refine ideas, all over some light refreshments. Attending is also a great way to meet other students interested in forming a team.

The workshop will be hosted in-person and online. Registration is essential. Please complete our online form to register.

Last updated: 04 October 2022

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