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). LHERI aims to develop expertise and impact through guidance and support to colleagues and by facilitating effective internal and external partnerships.

Additionally, the Institute is leading on a number of externally funded, institution-wide research projects, including the Learning Gain project, the evaluation strand of the National Collaborative Outreach Programme (NCOP) LiNCHigher project , and the University of Lincoln’s contribution to the collaborative HEFCE Catalyst Fund: Intervention for Success project.

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The Learning Gain Project

The Learning Gain Project is informed by the 2015 Rand Report on Learning Gain in Higher Education and aims to evaluate means for measuring learning gain.

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Access Agreement Evaluation Project (AAEP)

The AAEP has been internally funded to evaluate the University of Lincoln’s Access Agreement.

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Explaining the Gaps Project - funded by NCOP LinCHigher

This OFS funded project collaborates with Bishop Grosseteste University and aims to increase aspirations amongst young people in specific identified areas.

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Intervention for Success

This project will work to make effective use of data analytics and develop interventions which personal tutors can deploy to enable students to continue and succeed.

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Developing Academic Leadership and Innovative Practice

An in-depth evaluative case study of pilot work to implement a personal and professional development scheme for academic programme leaders at the University of Lincoln. Led by the Human Resources Department and supported by LHERI.

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*In addition to the above projects, LHERI supports a wide range of Higher Education Research across the University of Lincoln. Please visit the affiliated research page for more details.