Learning Innovation for Tomorrow is the University’s professional support programme to bring transformative, futures-oriented learning into the curriculum, co-curriculum and education support.

LIFT offers funding, tools and guidance for new curriculum and learning initiatives across the University . It is led by the Sustainability Team, with support from the Academic Development Unit and RCE Severn, our partnership platform in Education for Sustainability.

LIFT introductory film



LIFT Principles

LIFT is grounded in principles associated with Education for Sustainability, to support new innovations in learning that will help our graduates become more than specialists trained in one discipline, but to think and act in a broader professional and societal context.

The underpinning pedagogical principles of LIFT and the projects it funds are:


  • Futures thinking
  • Systems thinking
  • Critically reflective practice


  • Decolonised learning
  • Stakeholder engagement
  • Learner empowerment
LIFT projects include co-creation in their design, actively involving students in shaping the project focus and goals. They also deliver on underlying enhancement goals such as innovative assessment and feedback, e-learning, research-teaching transfer and employability.

2017-18 Projects

To read about our 10 new LIFT projects click here

2016-17 Projects

To see the summaries and watch the videos of our 16-17 LIFT projects click here

LIFT Showcase Event 2017

To see the programme for the 2017 event click here

2018-19 Projects

Funding opportunities for 18-19 projects will be announced in the summer of 2018