Research & Scoping Awards 2017

Announcement on Wednesday 6th December at 20.15

The Society received its highest ever number of proposals this year, with many excellent and well-designed potential research projects. Following a thorough peer review process, and meeting of the Award Review Panel on November 14th, the Society is delighted to confirm funding of up to £10,000 for each of the following six research proposals received from SRHE members:

Research Awards 2017
How connected are students to campus technologies and official learning spaces? A study of digital literacy and writing in Higher Education
by Ibrar Bhatt, Queen’s University, Belfast
Making EU Staff Welcome in a Hostile Policy Context: Human Resource Strategies in UK Higher Education
by Renee Reichl Luthra & Thomas Hippler , University of Essex
Implementing Inclusive Teaching and Learning in UK Higher Education – utilising Universal Design for Learning (UDL) as a Route to Excellence
by Nicola Martin, London South Bank University
‘Care-free at the top’? Exploring the experiences of senior academic staff who are caregivers
by Marie-Pierre Moreau, University of Roehampton.
Exploring the complexity of universities’ knowledge exchange activities: Looking beyond currently measured outcomes
by Abhijit Sengupta, University of Essex & Federica Rossi, Birkbeck, University of London
Exploring ‘Estrangement’ in Higher Education: Standing Alone or Settling In?
by Yvette Taylor, University of Strathclyde.


Three awards of £5,000 for the separate Scoping Award scheme, open to both members and non-members, were also made as follows:
Scoping Awards 2017
Graduate Resilience: A review of the literature and future research agenda
by Ciaran Burke, Ulster University & Tracy Scurry, Newcastle University
Marketing ‘development studies’ in HEIs: A critical exploration of representations and their effect on student imaginations of ‘development’
by Kamna Patel, University College London
“Why not me?” – The Extent to which Students’ Academic Identity impacts their sense of community and mental health
by Yvonne Skipper & Michael Fay, Keele University

As the funding available to support research and scoping projects is strictly limited, we would like to thank the many Society members and Scoping Award entrants for the time and care taken in putting together so many fascinating proposals.

We have provided constructive, individual feedback to all entrants whose proposals we were unable to fund, which will hopefully help refine these proposals and potentially find alternative sources of funding.

Research & Scoping Awards 2016

Announcement on Thursday 8 December 2016 at 1400



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