Imperial Award

StudentShapers projects complement, but are not a requirement of working towards the Imperial Award.

Find out more about the Imperial Award

Example application [PDF]

The type of StudentShapers project will depend on which theme the project adopts and who the student partners are.

StudentShapers Curriculum development projects are for undergraduate or postgraduate taught students to undertake a project in partnership with staff to enhance learning and teaching through curriculum redesign, development of innovative teaching methods or enhancement of learning resources for students.  These would take place over the summer vacation. 

StudentShapers Education research and investigation projects are for undergraduate or postgraduate taught students  to undertake a project in partnership with staff to research and investigate an aspect of education at Imperial.  These would take place over the summer vacation

Postgraduate research students can undertake a StudentShapers translation of research in to teaching  in partnership with staff to enhance the input of discipline specific research into the undergraduate or postgraduate taught curricula. These can take place at any time of the year. Alternatively they may engage with the Graduate School’s Student Programme Leader student partnership scheme. 

Additional Ad-hoc projects are for any staff-student partnership project or activity that falls outside the definitions or timeframes suggested above.  Projects involving taught students undertaking activities alongside their studies can be proposed here, but the level of commitment must be justified to not impact on their academic progress.

Opportunities that have been approved are listed in the 'Current Projects' area of the website, and will be advertised within a department, group of departments or a faculty etc., in addition to being listed on the StudentShapers website.