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Cracking the Enterprise Code: An educator's reflections for effective Teaching and Quality Learning

Journal Article
Omeihe, I., & Omeihe, K. O. (2019)
Cracking the Enterprise Code: An educator's reflections for effective Teaching and Quality Learning. Journal of Higher Education Service Science and Management, 2(3), 1-12
There is a broad consensus that curriculum design principles and practices must be underpinned by effective institutional, national and international agendas. This argument is...

Statistical Assessment of Peer Opinions in Higher Education Rankings: The Case of U.S. Engineering Graduate Programs

Journal Article
Ghaisi, A., Fountas, G., Anastasopoulos, P., & Mannering, F. (2019)
Statistical Assessment of Peer Opinions in Higher Education Rankings: The Case of U.S. Engineering Graduate Programs. Journal of Applied Research in Higher Education, 11(3), 481-492. https://doi.org/10.1108/JARHE-09-2018-0196
Unlike many other quantitative characteristics used to determine higher education rankings, opinion-based peer assessment scores, and the factors that may influence them, are ...

Who Is (Likely) Peer-Reviewing Your Papers? A Partial Insight into the World’s Top Reviewers

Journal Article
Pomponi, F., D'Amico, B., & Rye, T. (2019)
Who Is (Likely) Peer-Reviewing Your Papers? A Partial Insight into the World’s Top Reviewers. Publications, 7(1), 15. https://doi.org/10.3390/publications7010015
Scientific publishing is experiencing unprecedented growth in terms of outputs across all fields. Inevitably this creates pressure throughout the system on a number of entitie...

Seeking Compassion in the Measured University: Generosity, Collegiality and Competition in Academic Practice

Journal Article
Caddell, M., & Wilder, K. (2018)
Seeking Compassion in the Measured University: Generosity, Collegiality and Competition in Academic Practice. Journal of Perspectives in Applied Academic Practice, 6(3), 14-23
In the context of league tables, national student surveys and increasing competition for students and resources, measurement and comparison is an ever-present – and ever more ...

Researching skills development: students as partners in this process

Journal Article
Campbell Casey, S., MacCallum, J., Robertson, L., & Strachan, L. (2018)
Researching skills development: students as partners in this process. New Directions in the Teaching of Physical Sciences, 13(1), https://doi.org/10.29311/ndtps.v0i13.2881
Many employers report that newly qualified graduates lack key skills necessary for success in the workplace. Although variable, many lack general ‘transferable’ or ‘soft’ skil...

Graduate apprenticeships are great opportunities for individuals, but are they inclusive?

Presentation / Conference
Taylor-Smith, E., Smith, S., & Varey, A. (2018, December)
Graduate apprenticeships are great opportunities for individuals, but are they inclusive?. Paper presented at Society for Research into Higher Education (SRHE) Annual Conference
Higher education-level apprenticeships can provide routes to university degrees for people without the financial resources for traditional degrees. In Scotland, the first coho...

From work-integrated learning to learning-integrated work: motivations and apprehensions of Graduate Apprentices

Conference Proceeding
Smith, S., Taylor-Smith, E., Smith, C., & Varey, A. (2018)
From work-integrated learning to learning-integrated work: motivations and apprehensions of Graduate Apprentices. In Proceedings of the 3rdInternational Research Symposium on Cooperative and Work-Integrated Education, Stuttgart, Germany, 199-207
Graduate Apprenticeship (GA) degrees bring new collaborations between universities and employers and new opportunities for apprentices—to gain a university degree, while also ...

'Getting on Board’: Supporting HE students’ transition to employment

Conference Proceeding
Brodie, J., & Weaver, M. (2017)
'Getting on Board’: Supporting HE students’ transition to employment. In QAA Enhancement Themes
In 2013, -The Get on Board (GOB) -extra-curriculum -programme was launched at Edinburgh Napier University’s Business School with the aim of placing students on the boards of l...

An Enhanced Route from FE to HE Graduation?

Journal Article
Meharg, D., Taylor-Smith, E., Varey, A., Mooney, C., & Dallas, S. (2017)
An Enhanced Route from FE to HE Graduation?. Journal of Perspectives in Applied Academic Practice, 5(2), 85-92. https://doi.org/10.14297/jpaap.v5i2.269
This study explores student transitions from further (FE) to higher (HE) education through the Associate Student Project (ASP) and examines the effectiveness of this enhanced ...

Exploring student identity through a university-wide graduate employability initiative

Presentation / Conference
Smith, S., Smith, C., Taylor-Smith, E., Fotheringham, J. & Dencer-Brown, I. (2016, June)
Exploring student identity through a university-wide graduate employability initiative. Paper presented at WACE International Research Symposium, Victoria, Canada
Universities are adopting institution-wide projects designed to enhance opportunities for student work placements and work-related learning across all subject disciplines, as ...