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Higher Education SIGN

The growing and widening importance of higher education, its purposes and its stakeholders have created a complex sector. Investigating itself is a mark of maturity and a centre for higher education research offers a vehicle through which institutional, sector and policy issues can be located and encouraged.

The activities of the higher education special interest group and network (SIGN) will centre around four core areas:

The higher education SIGN aims to:

  • Provide research to support existing learning and teaching activities
  • Develop relationships with other Centres of higher education in London and beyond and to enhance the essence of higher education's contrition to fairness, dignity and justice
  • Seek funding for, and disseminate, research through scholarly output such as journal conferences and seminars
  • Increase high quality outcomes that will be appropriate for the next REF Education submission.

Sub groups will meet monthly and their function will include invited speakers, written groups, research spotting and applying. Main groups will work across the university to co-ordinate research teams and publications.

Find out more about our Work-Based Learning provision, which facilitates professional practice programmes at undergraduate and postgraduate level.

Related academics

Prof Carol Costley

ROLE: Professor of Work Based Learning

Dr Kate Maguire

ROLE: Associate Professor Head of Research Degrees (IWBL) - Masters/Doctorate in Professional Studies

Dr Paula Nottingham

ROLE: Lecturer
SCHOOL & DEPARTMENT: Faculty of Arts and Creative Industries Department of Media

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