Let’s talk about anonymisation

Today’s Tale from the field is about anonymisation. Contrary to other items in the researcher’s toolkit, such as scale development or thematic analysis, this is an often neglected point that, for some graduate students, only becomes an issue at the point of publication/reporting. I have been reflecting about this topic lately, given that visual data… Read more »

Working Together for Widening Participation

Thank you to everyone who came to the Fair Access Research workshop, Visible Students/Invisible Needs on Monday 11th July. It was really powerful and humbling to hear from students about their experiences of university — the positive and the negative. Working with students and Students’ Unions is so important for those working to transform higher… Read more »

Organisational Learning and Widening Participation

The core ethos of BU’s Fair Access Research programme is that by working and learning together for widening participation we , as an institution and a sector, can better support marginalised people to access and succeed in higher education. We want to find out more about how widening participation is being learnt in the different institutions… Read more »

Call for Workshop Presentations: ‘Making the links: New directions for social researchers’

Call for Workshop Presentations, Social Research Association 2016 Annual Conference The holiday season is upon us and with just over 5 weeks until the deadline, we’re looking forward to receiving your submissions for the SRA Annual conference: ‘Making the links: New directions for social researchers’ Now more than ever, social researchers need to build strong… Read more »

Assessing Undergraduate Research Assistants’ Learning through Participatory Methods

This blog post reports on the progress of the CEL-Fusion Funded project Assessing Undergraduate Research Assistants’ Learning through Participatory Methods (AURAL). The Undergraduate Research Assistantship (URA) is an institutional programme run by BU’s Research and Knowledge Exchange Office (RKEO), which furnishes academics with the financial means to hire a part-time (spring cohort) or full-time (summer… Read more »

Funding opportunities relevant to the discipline of Education

Dear colleagues, find below some funding opportunities relevant to the field of Education: 1. ESRC-DFID: Raising Learning Outcomes in Education Systems Research Programme 2016 Pre-call announcement has been released. The focus of the 2016 call will be on the dynamic of             accountability, asking questions about how this dynamic interacts with contextual… Read more »

Students Who Bounce Back Project

Are you a student carer? If you are a student carer – providing unpaid support to someone who could not manage without your help – you are invited to take part in a photo-diary research project entitled ‘Students who bounce back’, led by Dr Jacqueline Priego, from BU’s Centre for Excellence in Learning. The project… Read more »