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Student Opportunities Fund – Bath Spa University

Make the most of your time at university and pursue projects which will enhance your future career.

Apply for up to £300 of funding for a project which will improve your future career opportunities through the Student Opportunities Fund.

If you apply as a group of students, you may request a maximum of £1,000.

Applications for larger amounts may be considered by the Disbursement Panel under exceptional circumstances. All applications must be for unique projects.


The fund is available to any student who is currently enrolled at Bath Spa University and wishes to pursue an activity or project which falls outside the criteria of the other awards available.

There is no stipulation as to the type of course being undertaken, however the funds must be used to support your academic and/or future career.

No retrospective funding is available – applications cannot be considered in the event that the applicant has already made the associated purchases.

Successful applicants are required to submit a brief report detailing their participation in the funded activity within 14 days of the activity having been completed.

Please note that any projects which involve travel abroad are not eligible for the Student Opportunities Fund. You should apply to the International Travel Fund instead.

Application deadlines

  • Monday 26 February 2024, 9.00am (GMT)
  • Monday 29 April 2024, 9.00am (BST)

How to apply

Apply via the online application form along with supporting evidence and a supporting statement from your tutor or course leader.

Supporting documentation must be added to the online application as attachments.

Please read the Terms and Conditions before applying, and fully complete all sections of the form before submission. Refer to the Application Guidelines for advice and information on how to complete the form.

Should you have any questions or require assistance completing the form, please email

How applications are judged

All applications will be reviewed by the Bath Spa University Disbursement panel.

The panel will meet within four weeks of each application deadline and applicants should expect to hear an outcome within six weeks. Decisions cannot be appealed.

If you would like further information about supporting the Student Opportunities Fund or another of our Bath Spa University funds, you can find out more on our Gifts to Bath Spa webpage.

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