The current round of projects (2006-2009) are based on the following themes:
Theme One - Transitions into the University
The University of Huddersfield is proud of its record in widening participation and recognises that some students require additional support to help with their adjustment to Higher Education. This theme is concerned with supporting students with issues of disability, using technology and library systems and via peer mentoring. In addition research is underway into how teaching and learning methods can be enhanced to improve student achievement and support the progression of students with diverse needs.
Theme Two - Creativity and Innovation
The University seeks to develop and build for Creativity and Innovation in Teaching and Learning. This theme focuses primarily on subject based research and its link to teaching and learning. Pedagogical lessons can then be transferred to other subject areas leading to quality enhancements in curriculum delivery.
This theme focuses on how research into teaching and learning can be embedded in practice. It includes such areas as developing creativity within the curriculum, formative assessment and distance learning.
This theme focuses upon support for staff and student volunteering with strong elements of continuing professional development and student progression. It covers the FE Sector, the South Asian Community and Student and Staff Volunteering. This benefits students at the university and further education colleges alongside the wider community with a particular focus on ethnic minority groups.