We Want to Help You Build a Community in Your Department

Research shows that students are happier and perform better academically when they feel part of a community.

With this in mind, we've created the new Academic Communities Fund, providing you with the money, resources, and expertise to build communities within your department. We want to help you to build a whole range of events throughout the year to help you to meet the people you study with, socialise, learn new things, experience London, and expand on what is already covered in your course.

It's really simple to get involved and secure some funding - simply have an idea, apply through our short form, and we'll be in touch to sort out the rest.


Why not take some inspiration from students who've already done just that:

  • Some Media and Comms students are going to see the Barbershop Chronicles at the National Theatre in December.
  • A group of students from History are going to a lecture about Witchcraft at the British Library in November.
  • A Winter Ball for Media and Comms students will be taking place in only a matter of weeks, at the end of this term.
  • Some History students are using the fund to attend a conference day about Queer History in November.
  • Psychology students organised a Trick or Treat day, providing an opportunity for students and staff to meet in a fun and informal way.
  • We're working with Psychology to organise an end of year Boat Party for everyone in the department - watch this space for more details.
  • An 'Around the World' mixer is being organised for Insitute of Creative and Cultural Entrepreneurship (ICCE) postgrads early next year.
  • Educational Studies students will be able to enjoy a free end of year lunch.
  • The first Postgraduate Book Club took place place in the SU Cafe - look out for details of the next.


Find out more and submit your ideas now on our Academic Communities page.