LEARNING INNOVATION FOR TOMORROW

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 is part of our Education for Sustainability work

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 FUNDING 18-19 – CALL OPEN – CLOSING MONDAY 24 SEPTEMBER 12 NOON

The LIFT doors are now open for 18-19 project concepts. Please see below for the proposal form to use and the FAQ.

You can apply for LIFT STEPS PROJECTS (up to £2K each) or LIFT ELEVATOR FUND (up to £4K each).

To find out more, scroll down to view snapshots of previous LIFT projects or view the LIFT film below.

To discuss ideas or for any queries before submitting your proposal, email: sustainability@glos.ac.uk

LIFT Funding Bids

LIFT introductory film

LIFT FAQs

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

For an idea of how sustainability and LIFT principles can be applied in professional practice and different subjects see this quick guide with EfS examples.

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.