Jolt has been a project where students submit ideas to win prizes. It has been run twice in 2015 as Jolt the Library and 2017 as Jolt the Colleges.


Students are invited to suggest ideas, then a final 5 are then shortlisted down to by a panel of staff and students. These ideas are then presented by the students at the Jolt final and judge by a panel of Externals and Staff from other areas of the university to choose the winner that is then implemented.

There are also quick win prizes for students who’s ideas are some simple and effective that we should just do them.

Both events were huge successes and proved popular with both students and staff.

How does it improve the student experience?

Allowed students to shape their library and colleges

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