Insights into Student Experiences of Covid19

This blog has been written by Ruvimbo Machaka, Student Researcher and PhD student (Health and Wellbeing) who has been working with STEER to review key literature discussing the response to Covid19 in higher education. Over the past few months (March – July 2020), several reports have been published on the impact of Covid-19 on the…

Making a Difference with Data

A new AdvanceHE Connect Group titled ‘Making a Difference with Data’ has been launched today. This sector wide group will be led by an experienced team of institutional researchers and evaluators at Sheffield Hallam University, located within the Directorate of Student Engagement, Evaluation and Research. This Community of Practice aims to support colleagues across the…

Lessons in measuring ‘learning gain’: One size fits none

Adopting a single sector-wide measure to capture ‘learning gain’ – the university student development journey from fresher to graduate – lacks validity according to research conducted by academics at Sheffield Hallam University. Researchers in the directorate of Student Engagement, Evaluation and Research, were asked by the Office for Students to carry out an Evaluation of…