The Undergraduate Research Scholarship Scheme: a co-created approach to transforming student learning

Ruth Ayres, Christopher Wilson

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The value of student as researcher/‘co-producer’ has been well documented in the research literature. This case study outlines an institutional 'student as researcher' initiative that was introduced to enable the co-creation of research by undergraduate students working in partnership with members of academic staff. The paper outlines the establishment and implementation of the scheme and offers a reflection upon and exploration of its perceived value, through the lens of staff and students who participated in it.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages11
JournalJournal of educational innovation, partnership and change
Issue number1
Early online date31 Mar 2018
Publication statusPublished - 1 Apr 2018


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  • Undergraduate Research Scholarship Scheme (URSS)
  • co-creation
  • co-producer
  • co-curricular
  • transferable skills
  • employability

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