The University’s journal of higher education research, IMPact, is marking its first anniversary.
IMPact is an online open access journal established by the University’s Lincoln Higher Education Research Institute to provide a platform for sharing knowledge and innovations in teaching, learning and assessment. So far it has published three editions, and a student special edition, with contributions from a wide range of staff and students spanning multiple disciplines.
Producing and publishing independent research is a key step for research students and early career researchers, and also vital for the University’s teaching and learning approach, research base and thought leadership agenda. Our Student as Producer ethos shows that these skills can be developed in students at all levels.
IMPact accepts a wide range of research outputs and there is a robust but supportive blind peer review process to support newcomers. The call for papers for the next edition of IMPact is now open with a deadline of 2nd September.
On Wednesday 24th April, LHERI will host a first anniversary celebration event in SSB0103 of the Sarah Swift Building between 2 – 4pm, which is FREE for University staff and students to attend. There will be poster presentations and talks from past contributors – plus cake of course being a birthday party!
In the adjacent room we will have presentations of papers by Professor Liz Mossop, Deputy Vice Chancellor, Student Development and Engagement and Dr Mark Smith, College Director of Education in the College of Social Science:
- 2.15 – 3pm – Professor Liz Mossop will present a paper co-authored with Dr Rachel Spacey: “’It’s my sort of new life so to speak’ – students’ experiences of transition to higher education in the Long First Year Project”
- 3.15 – 4pm – Dr Mark Smith will present his paper “The Application of Entrustable Professional Activities (EPAs) within Sport Science Education: An Exploratory Approach”
Staff and Students with an interest in producing research are welcome to attend the celebration event – or consider making a submission to the next edition. There are exciting plans to expand the journal further and these will be outlined on the day.
You can book your place through Eventbrite by clicking here.