The Higher Education Research Group (HERG) is a University-wide research group. We aim to foster connections across the Centre for Professional and Educational Development (CPED), schools, disciplines and professional services staff engaged in higher education research internally, externally and in international settings – through the sharing of ideas, knowledge and expertise. HERG aims to build external and international networks for the development of research into higher education in multi-disciplinary contexts.
Currently, research activity focuses around the following key themes:
- internationalisation (Prof Jan Bamford)
- pedagogy (Prof Digby Warren)
- learning technologies (Elena Moschini)
- student wellbeing (Associate Prof Sheelagh Heugh)
- students as partners (Associate Prof Cécile Tschirhart)
Although our current work focuses on these themes, the group is open to all interested staff and research students engaged in or planning to undertake higher education research studies or projects.
Vice-Chancellor’s PhD Scholarships
Please see below for the current Vice-Chancellor's PhD scholarship opportunities associated with HERG:
- Development of reading comprehension amongst diverse students in HE
- Developing a postgraduate educational course in biological security
The deadline to apply for the scholarship is 5pm on Tuesday 20 July 2021. You can find more details on how to apply on the Vice-Chancellor's PhD scholarship pages.
Events and seminars at the Higher Education Research Group
Latest news from the Higher Education and Research Group
Joint Degrees and International Transitions in Higher Education
A new book from Professor of International Higher Education, Jan Bamford explores students' experience of internationalisation on joint double degree programmes.