Date: 28 October 2011
Work by Professor Paul Trowler and Vicki Trowler (Educational Research) on how to improve student engagement was highlighted by contributors to the Guardian's Higher Education Network Live Chat on the topic on October 14. The work, which has resulted in a major literature review as well as guidelines for practice aimed at university leaders and policymakers, was funded by the Higher Education Academy and the Leadership Foundation for Higher Education. It has been disseminated by invitation at HEA/NUS conferences in London, Nottingham and Manchester, at the SPARQS conference at Heriot Watt University, a development day in London and at the European Foundation for Management Development Conference in Budapest. Professor Trowler has accepted an invitation to sit on the advisory board to the QAA team who are developing a student engagement chapter for their UK Quality Code.
Associated staff: Paul Trowler
Associated departments and research centres: Centre for Higher Education Research and Evaluation, Educational Research