The Lincoln Higher Education Research Institute (LHERI) has been established to foster and support existing and new higher education research at Lincoln; providing a platform for excellent and useful research being undertaken at the University, independently or with external partners, and aims to develop expertise and impact through guidance and support to colleagues and by facilitating effective internal and external partnerships.

The Institute currently leads on a number of externally funded and internally commissioned projects, including an Office for Students (previously HEFCE) Learning Gain project; two research initiatives funded through the National Collaborative Outreach Programme LiNCHigher project; the University’s contribution to a collaborative OfS Catalyst funded ‘Addressing barriers to student success’ project; and the evaluation of the Lincoln’s Access and Participation Plan.  Additionally, reflecting the University’s focus and reputation around its Student Engagement strategy, a key aim as LHERI evolves is to ensure Student Engagement initiatives continue to be evaluated and disseminated.

Supporting the publication and dissemination of higher education research, the Institute has also established a peer-reviewed on-line research IMPact journal that was launched early in 2017.

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