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The Learning Community Fund is a funding stream available from the Teaching & Learning Unit (TLU) which can be accessed each year as one of three funding streams through the TLU and AnSEO - The Student Engagement Office’s Combined Funding Call.

As part of the ongoing development of teaching and learning here in MTU, the TLU invites applications from colleagues who are interested in establishing a new Learning Community or sustaining an existing Learning Community. This initiative started in 2019 and such has been the level of interest among staff, that today MTU has 48 Learning Communities established involving over 30 departments and in excess of 300 staff members within/across academic departments and central services.

The purpose of the fund is to build capacity and sustainability within either a discipline specific or cross disciplinary area. Accordingly, we would suggest a simple semester long action plan initially that will promote inclusivity and collaboration. The outcome of this development phase for instance may be the generation of new knowledge, the highlighting of priority areas or the identification of a “best practice approach” within the new LC that is sustainable and supported through future semesters.

If you have any queries or would like to discuss a potential application prior to submitting, then you can contact:

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