Undergraduate engagement with their tutors’ original research

Undergraduate engagement with their tutors’ original research
Nick Dimmock, Carey Hime and Miggie Pickton


Following the explosion of interest in the ‘teaching-research nexus’, many authors believe that there may be benefits to be gained from exposing students to scholarly research, either directly, as active researchers themselves, or indirectly, through research led teaching.This collaborative student/staff URB@N project explored the ways in which students were exposed to their tutors’ original research, the ease with which they were able to access tutors’ research outputs and the impact of tutors’ use of their own research on the students’ learning experience.

Preliminary results from semi structured interviews and a desk research exercise will be reported and the implications for future practice will be considered.

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Presenter: Nick Dimmock

In my role as Research Information Specialist I support researchers and research active staff in various capacities, particularly in relation to NECTAR, our institutional repository. I’m also interested in the use of web-based tools and open licences.

Presenter: Carey Hime

Presenter: Miggie Pickton

Miggie PicktonAs Research Support Librarian I lead a team that is responsible for providing support to the university’s research community and coordinating and managing practitioner research within the Department of Library and Learning Services. Within the library and information community I speak and write on the subjects of scholarly communication, research data management and the role of librarians as researchers.

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