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

Project Lead

Andy Green

Team Members

Brad Blitz
Gemma Moore
John Braime
Anne Laybourne
Jerry Allen
Lynn Sheppard
Hannah Williams
Lyndsey Macmillan
Gill Wyness
Ruth Joss-Unstead

David Gough
Janice Tripney
Andy Westwood
Fatemeh Salehi Yazdi
Laura Etchells
Deborah Buck
Hui-Teng Hoo
Joanna Socha
Ruth Weir
Varant Kurkjian

Funders

Partners

Description

This is a UCL-wide project, in partnership with University of Manchester and led from the LLAKES Centre in UCL Institute of Education.The project aims to demonstrate and evaluate effective practices in student engagement in KE activities to assess their economic and social benefits to individual students and to external partners and communities.

This is a UCL-wide project, in partnership with University of Manchester and led from the LLAKES Centre in UCL Institute of Education.

The project aims to demonstrate and evaluate effective practices in student engagement in KE activities to assess their economic and social benefits to individual students and to external partners and communities.

It will develop and evaluate four initiatives at UCL (two of which jointly with University of Manchester) where students participate in KE activities through: engaging in entrepreneurial and start-up training activities; working with VSOs, or undertaking placements in policy settings.

The activities involve masters students conducting collaborative research as part of their dissertation work, and doctoral students developing business ideas and start-ups or contributing their research skills to VSOs to address an evaluation or impact challenge crucial to service delivery or organisational sustainability.

The four sub-projects provide different KE activities which will be scaled up to include a larger and more diverse range of students and external partners, and improved through the adoption of new pedagogic approaches.

Funders: OfS and Research England
Funding: June 2020 to June 2022 (£828,755)