Foundation year programmes aim to prepare ‘widening participation’ students for university-level study, and focus on developing study skills and underpinning knowledge on their chosen subject...Continue reading
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Renegotiating teacher identities: Reflections on student wellbeing and online learning during Covid-19
In response to the current Covid-19 outbreak, universities across Australia quickly moved to restructure the delivery of their courses that customarily took place on campus. We are both first year...Continue reading
The structural inequalities faced by Black, Asian and minority ethnic communities have been deepened by a decade of austerity. We are in the midst of a global pandemic and, following yet another...
From issue 143 of Research Intelligence, BERA's members' magazine.
Research Intelligence Issue 143 is on the theme of 'Widening participation in practice'.
BERA has submitted its response to the current UKRI consultation on its proposed open access (OA) policy. The full response can be found below. As with previous open access interventions, BERA...
The pandemic that has gripped the UK has meant that uncertainty becoming central to our way of life. With borders closed, migration curtailed and social distancing policies in place, this...Continue reading
As a formal nominating body, BERA has been invited to nominate additional panel members for the REF sub-panel for education. This is specifically to address gaps identified by existing members of...
James Derounian of the Association of National Teaching Fellows offers tips on delivering quality distance-learning for quarantined students.Continue reading
If we assume that necessity really is the mother of invention, then the problems of delivery that arose when the Covid-19 virus crisis hit UK higher education represented a golden opportunity for...Continue reading
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
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