Increasing and Evaluating Student Impact in Knowledge and Learning Exchange (ISIKLE)

The report describes the progress of the ISIKLE project drawing on the findings from the evaluation. The ISIKLE project was launched in June 2020 following a successful bid to Research England (RE) and the Office for Students (OfS). The proposal was led from UCL Institute of Education’s Department of Education Policy and Practice (DEPS), in partnership with the Masood Enterprise Centre, University of Manchester (UoM). The threefold objectives of the project were to scale up four existing student knowledge exchange (KE) programmes in the two universities, making them accessible to a wider range of students; to implement innovations in the delivery of these programmes to enhance the benefits they would bring both to students and our external partners in the local communities; and to improve our understanding of the effectiveness different types on student KE activity by conducting a comprehensive, mixed-method evaluation of our different programmes, and the effects of the changes implemented.