Bid for Funded Education Projects


BU’s Fair Access Agreement includes a project fund to support fair access and widening participation projects and CEL offers the opportunity to bid for funding for pedagogic innovation, research and development projects annually. Therefore staff in Faculties and in Professional Services are now invited to bid for funds for projects which will contribute to outreach/ widening participation objectives and to improving the student learning experience at BU. 

To apply for funding, please complete the relevant project proposal form;

Form A is for Fair Access/ Widening Participation projects costing over £5000*

Form B is for CEL/ educational development ones.

The closing date for submission is Friday 27 February. Completed forms for all projects are to be submitted to:

Lukasz Naglik, Fair Access Outreach Liaison Officer, via email at

Fair Access projects costing over £5000 will be reviewed by the Fair Access Agreement Management Group (FAAMG). Details of projects will then be submitted to the next scheduled ULT meeting where a formal decision will be made. The Chair of the FAAMG will let you know whether the application has been successful within 2 to 4 weeks of this meeting taking place.  The Group may contact you prior to this for further information or clarification on your proposal.

CEL/ education innovation projects will be reviewed by a sub panel of the CEL Steering Group who will work to similar timescales as above.

We look forward to receiving some creative and exciting proposals that will help us to engage more effectively with schools, colleges and community organisations to enhance our targets to widen participation as well as to test out new ideas and approaches that will enhance student learning.


* Opportunities for funding for projects costing under £5000 have been advertised separately. Please contact Lukasz Naglik via e-mail at or phone 01202 9 61031 to request an application form.