Research & Scholarship

Our work and the courses we offer are research-informed and our staff are engaged in a wide range of scholarly activities. We support and undertake research projects in various aspects of higher education practice and policy and obtain funding for such work from a number of sources at national and international level. We supervise Masters and PhDs in broad areas of higher education practice and policy.

Previous and ongoing topics have, for example, include:

  • Creativity in higher education – constraints and challenges in practice
  • Conceptions of ‘the University’, social imaginaries and collegiality
  • Open Educational Practices
  • CPD and Digital Competence
  • Assessment and Academic Integrity
  • Leadership in Teaching & Learning

We also aim to facilitate staff across the university who may wish to move into this field of research through mentoring, international networking, establishing collaborations and supporting funding applications. 

We are currently partners in the Erasmus+ CUTE project.