LHERA 2017-18 Exhibition 4th – 6th June 2018

To celebrate the work of the projects funded by the Lincoln Higher Education Research Awards in 2017, an exhibition was held during 4th-6th June in the Isaac Newton Building.
Neil Housego and Alexa Mottram of the School of Design, curated this audio visual event, displaying images of each of the projects on pods accompanied by descriptions delivered through headphones for an engaging and immersive experience.

We hope to display these pods again in future (check back again for more details). Please take a look at some of the photos in the scrolling gallery slider below, which lets you see what all the pods look like (use left & right arrows to scroll).

We have set up a dedicated page where you can access details on all of this year’s projects, including final reports, summaries and also audio recordings made especially for this event which highlight key details of the projects. The reports do highlight a number of areas for improvement and we are working to address these.

In particular, as the project timelines are very short, any delays incurred had quite a significant impact.  As such we will guide successful applicants through the new centralised ethics system (committee dates to be confirmed).  We are also working more closely with Campus Jobs this year to assist successful applicants in recruiting student project partners quickly and efficiently, and also ensuring that managing their workloads and payments is a smooth process.  If you intend to employ students in your project please look at the wealth of resources on the Campus Jobs portal page here.

We will also work closely with Finance to make budget allocation, control and management more effective, and will also work closely with Project Leads to ensure mailing lists include all collaborators and are kept up to date.

The final exhibition was very well received but was produced to a very tight deadline – this will not be the case for the second round now that we have the model for this.  Successful applicants will be required to record audio summarising their projects in late May for the exhibition in early June.  We have also received a lot of positive feedback in the reports and look forward to continuing this work in 2018-19.  Specifically the drop-in sessions with Dr Karin Crawford for potential applicants were found to be beneficial.  Please note that for the 2018-19 award applications these have been scheduled as follows:

  • 1st August 10-12 noon, One Campus Way
  • 25th September 10-12 noon, One Campus Way