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Research and Scholarship at Regent

Promoting a culture of research and scholarship which is active and keeps up to date is central to Regent College London’s vision. We support staff and students to engage with high-quality, evidence-based research and encourage staff to pursue their own scholarly interests. We actively champion research and scholarship across all schools and teams at Regent, as well as in collaboration with our partners.

Our programme of support for research and scholarship is responsive to the developmental needs of our staff and includes training and workshops for the enhancement of scholarly engagement and research activity. We aim to empower and support staff to develop communities of practice around special interests and topics, and we coordinate regular events and publications, including the following.

Research Roundtable (RRT)

This monthly knowledge exchange seminar provides an opportunity for colleagues to share their current research and scholarship and reflect on emerging good practices. RRT is open to all staff and students. Regent College employees and students can access recordings of previous RRTs on Regent Digital.

Topics covered have included:

  • How to publish in indexed journals
  • The impacts on children of domestic violence
  • Spillover effects of foreign direct investments in emerging markets
  • Mental health in higher education
  • A blended learning roadmap for the post-Covid new norm
  • Problem-based learning and emotional intelligence
  • Exploring the development of coaching skills in newly qualified HE teachers
  • Building a community of inquirers through interconnected learning

 

Research Development Group (RDG)

This voluntary, consultative group meets regularly to discuss and shape the development of research and scholarship at Regent. The group welcomes input from both academic and professional staff.

The RDG has:

  • Contributed to the development of Regent’s wide range of research interests which involve mature learners, disruptive innovation, and enhancing digital teaching and learning, amongst other growing areas of research at Regent.
  • Consulted on the development and implementation of the programme of support such as Research Roundtable and Regent’s internal research fund.
  • Supported the direction of the Research at Regent Quarterly.

Research at Regent Quarterly

As part of its commitment to promote an active, research-engaged culture, Regent produces a quarterly publication on Regent-relevant research and scholarship as a space for academics to disseminate their work, learn about the scholarship of colleagues, and stay informed on current research and best practices. The publication also celebrates the scholarly activities and achievements of staff and spotlights outstanding student work.

Research at Regent Quarterly Library

Research at Regent Newsletter July 2022

Research at Regent Newsletter April 2022

Research at Regent Newsletter February 2022

Research at Regent Newsletter December 2021

Research at Regent Newsletter October 2021

 

 

Research Papers

Regent College London aims to produce high-quality, evidence-based research papers and reports that are relevant to its student demographic, its context as a higher education college, and to digital teaching and learning issues, amongst other key topics. Regent seeks to contribute to the UK’s higher education sector and innovate from within, toward the improvement of education provision and the enhancement of holistic student support.

The following research papers are part of Regent’s growing contribution to the scholarship and research of the UK’s higher education sector:

Digital Learning – The impact of COVID-19 on the Higher Education sector

Delivering a high quality digital learning experience for students. Advice and Guidance document

The Future of GCSEs, A Levels and University Admissions Post Covid-19

Student Engagement in Digital Teaching and Learning Phase 1 Report

Student Engagement in Digital Teaching and Learning Phase 2 Report

Are current rules and regulations related to UK Higher Education restricting growth in the sector?

Reimagining Knowledge Acquisition in UK Higher Education in a Post-Pandemic Landscape

Is the non-consumer of higher education empowered by technology innovation?

For more information or if you have questions, you can contact our Research and Scholarship Development team at research@rcl.ac.uk

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