Published: 8 July 2014

Friends of the University of Liverpool award £41,000 in grants

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The Friends of the University of Liverpool have awarded £41,000 in grants to support student projects across the institution over the past year.

The Friends contribute to the life and work of the University, providing extra funding to enhance the student experience. They meet four times a year to consider grant applications and make awards.

The awards are supporting projects from the Liverpool University Players, Institute of Integrative Biology, Histories, Languages and Cultures, two projects from Sport Liverpool, and the Formula Student Team 2013/14 who received a grant of £10,000.

Lucas Prytech, the Team Leader of the Formula Student team, said : “The Friends grant has really influenced the success of the Formula Student project. They have supported the team for many years, investing in a data acquisition project and new outdoor equipment, all of which has made it possible for the team to succeed in competition, enriching the student experience for everyone involved. We would like to thank the Friends for their generous contributions.”

The Friends also recently granted £9,000 to the University’s Velocipede Team to help them create the fastest human-powered vehicle in history. The team is attempting to smash the current world record of 83.13 mph at the World Human Power Speed Challenge and will be the first UK university team to compete in the global competition, taking place in Battle Mountain, Nevada in September 2015.

Membership of the Friends is open to anyone who wishes to support higher education, including staff (both present and retired), students, alumni and anyone who has an interest and wants to support the city.

To learn more about the Friends or to become a member please visit: www.liv.ac.uk/friends/.

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