Developing students as researchers within College-based Higher Education

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Presentation by Jonathan Eaton (Newcastle College) at the Research-Teaching Practice in Wales Conference, 9th September 2013, at the University of Wales, Gregynog Hall. Slidecast edited by Professor Simon Haslett.

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Developing students as researchers within College-based Higher Education

  1. 1. Developing students as researchers within College-based Higher Education Jonathan Eaton HE Research & Scholarly Activity Coordinator
  2. 2. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2OU5NyxUJf8
  3. 3. HE at NCG • HE courses delivered at Newcastle College and West Lancashire College • Over 60 Foundation Degrees, 25 Honours awards, a small number of Masters qualifications and a suite of Teacher Education awards • Foundation Degree Awarding Powers awarded 2011 • Seeking Taught Degree Awarding Powers
  4. 4. Beyond cosmetic student engagement Students at the heart of the system (BIS 2011) ‘to pursue higher education is to belong to a learning community ….. the experience will be most enriching when it is based on a partnership between staff and students.’ (Source: Department for Business Innovation and Skills 2011)
  5. 5. Valuing & Empowering Students 1. Managing research 2. Conducting research 3. Celebrating research 4. Disseminating research
  6. 6. The Research & Scholarly Activity (RSA) Committee • Institutional Committee which oversees research projects and initiatives • Reports to the HE Learning, Teaching & Assessment Committee • Three HE students hold full membership allowing them to engage fully in the activities of the Committee
  7. 7. Computing Employability Audit
  8. 8. HE Student Conference 2013 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PVodJGcANro
  9. 9. Seven Bridges Management Journal http://sevenbridges.ncl-coll.ac.uk
  10. 10. Challenges ‘Unable to be involved due to full time work and three children.’ ‘I live 100 miles away.’ ‘As an old man I feel my involvement would be unhelpful.’ (Source: NCG HE Student Research Survey 2013)
  11. 11. Any questions? Contact: jonathan.eaton@ncl-coll.ac.uk

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