The British government’s introduction of degree apprenticeships (DAs) in 2015 marked a turning point in the delivery of both higher and vocational education in England. When announcing the...Continue reading
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In large lectures, it is quite hard to involve and engage students, and if the teacher poses questions during the lecture, many students will refrain from raising their hands out of fear of being...Continue reading
Ensuring students achieve, thrive and survive their educational journeys: Using creative ways to support learning and resilience
The context for this work is complex – all students are faced with academic stressors, which can be further compounded by factors including separation from their support networks and...Continue reading
Mental health and wellbeing in doctoral students from black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) backgrounds
There is a large body of evidence for the poor mental health of both undergraduate and postgraduate students in higher education settings (Peluso, Carleton, & Gordon, 2011), leading to the Higher...Continue reading
In the 21st century, working in a university is a demanding and complex job. The expectations of academic staff are numerous. We are required to publish world-leading research outputs, and our...Continue reading
BERA acknowledges that many of our members are currently engaging in further industrial action organised by the University and College Union (UCU). We express solidarity with those taking part in...
Tender: A literature review to understand the structures and processes that influence research activities in the UK
One strand of BERA’s work historically has been a role in charting the state of educational research in the UK. For example, the BERA Observatory (Oancea and Mills, 2015) which was an initiative...
With increasing attention on blended and mobile learning alongside an ever-increasing attempt to measure engagement means that we are constantly looking for ways or tools to help students achieve....Continue reading
Aesthetic education is usually concerned with the role of arts appreciation in students’ personal development. Its advocates often pitch it in opposition to instrumentalism, but in doing so,...Continue reading
When we gather survey data about human perceptions and attitudes, do we elicit answers to what we really ask? How far can self-administered questionnaires (Schwarz, 1999), with no interviewer...Continue reading
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