Have you ever had a great idea to improve the Library and Archives but not known what to do with it? This is your chance to work with us to shape our services and to improve the experience of fellow students.

The winning idea will receive a prize of £1,000 and we will work with you to introduce it to the Library and Archives. The winner will also receive the title 'Library Innovator 2019'

Your ideas could be about the resources that we stock or the space or technology that we provide. We welcome any ideas, big or small. In addition to the main prize, we will also award smaller cash prizes for ideas that we don't shortlist but that we are able to implement quickly and easily, improving the Library and Archives experience for our students. 

We will consider anything but ideas must be feasible to implement and relevant to using the Library and Archives. Please refer to the full terms and conditions to understand more of what we are looking for.


Submit your idea using our Google form between Monday 14 January and midnight Sunday 3 February 2019

Shortlisting and pitching

After 3 February, submissions will be shortlisted. If you are shortlisted, you will work with a mentor to help develop your pitching skills before presenting to a judging panel on Thursday 28 February.

Submit your idea