UCL Medical School


SQUID: Student Quality Improvement & Development Fund

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Improving the quality of education for UCL medical students and ensuring high standards within teaching and learning processes is a core objective of the Quality Assurance Unit (QAU).  

The MBBS programme has launched a funding scheme, SQUID, which is aimed at improving the quality of medical education for UCL students.

 If you have an innovative idea for a concept aimed at enhancing your medical student experience and require funding, then why not apply for a SQUID?

We are now inviting proposals and commissioning educational development and innovation projects for students, by students.

How to apply:

  • Applications are welcome from all students studying on the MBBS programme
  • Up to £500 is available to support your project
  • Funding is available to support a wide range of projects to address significant, educational priorities, as identified by feedback, external monitoring and /or other quality review procedures (QAU priorities)
  • Ethical approval, if applicable, must be obtained or applied for prior to applying for funding
  • Commissioning and evaluation of applications will be undertaken by members of the QAU
  • Funds are subject to availability and will be allocated on a first come first served basis
  • A written report must be produced within 12 months of obtaining the funding outlining the results
  • All applicants must complete an application form and have a nominated supervisor, who is happy to support them

If you would like to apply, please read the guidance, complete our application form below and send it to the QA unit.


To date, SQUID funding has been provided for various student projects, the final reports of which can be accessed below: