Alumni Foundation Case Studies

International and Cultural Projects

Japan Day 2015

  • Applied to the Alumni Foundation in November 2014
  • Awarded £500

Japan Day 2015 is an event run by students of the University of Sheffield Japan Society to celebrate and promote all aspects of Japanese culture.

The event featured a range performances and stalls that showcased Japanese culture, including an impressive performance from the Joji Hirota and Taiko drummers. The grant from the Alumni Foundation contributed to the overall costs of running the event including venue hire, publicity and performance costs. As well as raising awareness of Japanese culture, all profits from the event were donated to the charity “Helping Hands for Japan”, who assist in continuing the relief effort for those affected by the Tohoku Triple Disasters of 2011.

Japan Day Performance Japan Day Drum Performance

Malaysian Games 2015

  • Applied to the Alumni Foundation in November 2014
  • Awarded £800

The Sheffield Malaysian Games is an annual one day event organised by Malaysian students and is currently the second biggest Malaysian Games in the United Kingdom. Thanks to a grant from the Alumni Foundation, the team could invest in essential sports equipment for the event, as well as covering the costs of promotional materials.

This year the Games were highly successful in attracting over 1000 supporters and participants from the Malaysian community across the UK and Ireland. Participants competed in a wide array of activities including Football, Netball and Rapid Chess as well as traditional Malaysian games such as Sepak Takraw (Kick Volleyball) and Dam Haji (Checkers). The event was an excellent opportunity to celebrate the strong Malaysian community here in Sheffield, as well as showcase traditional activities and provide students with the opportunity to develop event organisation and planning skills.Section title

Sheffield model UN Malaysian Games Football team

Sheffield Model United Nations

  • Applied to the Alumni Foundation in September 2013
  • Awarded £1000

The Sheffield Model United Nations 2013 conference was held at venues across Sheffield and brought together over 250 students from for than 60 universities in 40 countries for a three day simulation of the United Nations committees and other international bodies.

The grant from the Alumni Foundation was fundamental in setting up the project, contributing towards venue costs and buying the space and domain name for the project’s website. The contribution from Alumni allowed the organisers to offer a better service to participants such as hiring AV and projectors in the Town Hall and having subsidiary meeting rooms in Firth Court. Since 2013, the project has continued to develop into a successful international and multicultural event that now hosts a conference every year.