University of Bedfordshire

University of Bedfordshire

Learning and Teaching Research Fellow

United Kingdom

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Learning and Teaching Research Fellow

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0.5 FTE Permanent


Grade 7, £38,205 - £45,585 per annum Pro-rata

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It is an exciting time to join us in these early days of the establishment of our Evaluation and Enhancement team at the Academy for Learning and Teaching Excellence (ALTE) at the University of Bedfordshire. The applicant will share our commitment to championing research and evaluation for informed higher educational practices and so must be proficient in the use of quantitative and qualitative research methods and data analysis. A proven track record of disseminating research findings is also essential.

The principal responsibilities of the Learning and Teaching Excellence will include the following, although not be limited to:

  • Researching and evaluating the educational context of Higher Education;

  • Designing and delivering research and evaluation of the institutions' Education and Student Experience Strategy and Access and Participation Plan (APP);

  • Designing and undertaking research projects to establish the impact of teaching, learning and the wider student experience;

  • Disseminating research findings and making recommendations for future delivery of teaching, learning and the wider student experience;

  • Championing and supporting staff to design, undertake and disseminate research related to their own teaching and learning practices;

  • Contributing to wider ALTE institutional initiatives (such as provision of staff training and learning resources);

  • Collaborating with the Evaluation and Enhancement team and others within the ALTE;

  • Seeking and leading externally funded projects on areas relating to achieving a high-quality student experience and student outcomes;

  • Supporting the realisation of the Education and Student Experience strategy.

  • If you wish to discuss the role further then contact Dr Diana Pritchard, Head of Evaluation and Enhancement ([email protected])

    We kindly request that all applicants refrain from canvassing during the application process. Your applications will be thoroughly reviewed, and if you meet our qualifications and are a good fit for the role, you will be contacted for the next steps.

    Interviews will be held week commencing 15 th January 2024

    Please log on to our website www. and complete the online application.

    For a full job description and person specification pleaseclick here

    The post will be based at Luton (with travel to other campuses as required)

    The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.

    The University is committed to equality of opportunity and values the diversity of all its workforce and student population.

    Please note that CVs will only be accepted in addition to a fully completed application form.

    All applications must be received by midnight on the closing date. Applications will not be accepted after this deadline

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    Learning and Teaching Research Fellow


    University of Bedfordshire


    United Kingdom


    November 16, 2023

    Application deadline

    January 02, 2024

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    Education,Social Science

    About the employer

    The University of Bedfordshire is located in Luton Bedfordshire United Kingdom. This university was founded in 1882 but it achieved the position of a university in 1992 and was known as the University of Luton. This is a public university. The name the University of Bedfordshire was adopted in 2006 after the approval of the Privy Council after the merging of the University of Luton and the Bedford campus of De Montfort University.

    The university will give about up to 2,400 GBP cash to students of undergraduate studies. The Merit Scholarship spans worth 2,400 GBP and is paid for 3 academic years that is awarded to people with a high level of academic achievement and to those who can score 112 UCAS points or more. Even if a student does not achieve this level the university will give about 1,500 GBP over three academic years along with the bursary or 1,000 GBP over 2 academic years if the student is a top-up one receiving Level 5 bursary. There are many other qualifications for grants and bursaries like the Care Leavers Bursary that is available to the students that are ‘open to care’ and can be supported by the local authorities leaving care services.

    The chancellor is John Bercow (former speaker of the House of Commons) and the vice-chancellor is Bill Rammell. There are a total of 14,000 students on the campus as of 2016-2017 out of which 10,860 are undergraduates and 3,140 are postgraduates for the same year. There are about 4,500 international students at the university. The university is sprawled across six campuses; there are 4 campuses in Bedfordshire, in Luton and Bedford, 2 campuses in Buckinghamshire, in Aylesbury (for the students of Midwifery and Nursing) and in Milton Keynes (for business studies, telecommunications and electronic engineering). The university had entered the Research Assessment Exercise in 2008 and had achieved a GPA of 2.087 with 34.7 percent internationally.

    Top assessment units were Cultural and Media Studies, Communication, Social Work Social Policy and Administration along with English Language and Literature. As of 2012, the university received the status of FairTrade. There are four faculties that are the Health and Social Sciences, Creative Arts, Education and Sports, and Science and Technologies. Notable alumni include Gemma Hunt, Richard Page among others.

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