The Student Space Upgrade is a chance for you to request funding to transform your student space. This can include new furniture, renovations, ripping up and replacing the gross old carpet… Anything you can think of to turn your student lounge into a functional, welcoming environment you’re proud to display.
Your application should focus on cosmetic changes, such as: paint, lighting, new flooring; furniture and equipment (microwaves, computers); or card reader access. Structural renovations to your student lounge (like tearing down walls) will not be considered through the SIF Student Space Upgrade funding stream.
There is no funding limit to how much money you can request for a Student Space Upgrade, however, the committee only has so much funding they can offer. It is a good idea to focus on the most important upgrades you would like to make, rather than creating an elaborate, over the top application.
Along with the application, you will have to give a 5 minute presentation to the committee where you present your request; there will then be 10 minutes for the committee to ask you follow-up questions.
There are several different deadlines involved in a Student Space Upgrade application, so make sure you are familiar with these dates, and submit all your documentation on time.
The deadline to submit your Student Space Upgrade Application is: November 15 (every year).