Current Projects

  • Leaders of the Future in Sustainable Development - Programme Evaluation

    The Research Centre, City College Norwich is one of seven partner organisations that successfully awarded an LSIS Leaders of the Future in Sustainable Development project. The programme aimes to build participants’ capability and confidence to be leaders, influencers and change agents within their organisations, and equip them to work across their organisations to embed sustainable development in all areas of activity.

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    Open
  • City College Norwich Change Teams Initiative

    In the academic year 2009/2010 a Change Teams initiative was instigated at City College Norwich. The development of the Change Teams built on a process of ‘remodelling’ established by Dame Pat Collarbone within the compulsory education sector and subsequently piloted in the FE sector in 2007/2008.

    This short study will briefly outline the Collarbone ‘remodelling’ change agenda, detail how the Change Teams have been established within the College, establish whether the original model has been adapted in the FE setting, and, through interviews, provide examples of the projects undertaken during the first academic year together with staff comment.

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    Open
  • Review of CCN Diplomas

    Diplomas were a recent set of education qualifications introduced to the 14-19 age group that were to be delivered jointly between school and FE college consortia. City College Norwich established several consortia with various schools in the region and several Diploma programmes were developed and delivered by these consortia. This project seeks to review all aspects of these Diplomas, from a review of scale of delivery and uptake to reviewing retention and achievement and making comparison benchmarks with more traditional programmes, whilst also collecting the experiences and perceptions from staff working within these consortia.

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    Open
  • HEA Research Skills Workshops Evaluation

    The Research Centre has been funded by The Higher Educatin Academy to evaluate last years workshops.

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    Open
  • Higher Education Academy's EvidenceNet

    EvidenceNet is a service to promote and explore the use of practice- and research-based evidence in teaching and learning in Higher Education. The Research Centre is working with The Higher Educatioin Academy to make available the resources from our own Research repository via EvidenceNet http://www.heacademy.ac.uk/evidencenet

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    Closed
  • HEA Research Workshops Phase II

    It has been highlighted by several agencies / organisations that there is a need for improving the skills of individuals’ capabilities and activities regarding scholarly activity within the HE in FE sector. Therefore, a need exists within the FE sector for the organisation, development and delivery of a training workshop that addresses these issues by providing relevant staff within institutions with the appropriate training after which they will have the capabilities to develop and promote their own practices.

    status: 
    Open
  • Big Lottery Funded SOUL Record™ Development project

    The Research Centre has been successful in bidding for funding from The Big Lottery Fund to widen the availability and accessibility of The SOUL Record™; a toolkit to measure soft outcomes.

    The SOUL Record™ will be professionally translated into Polish and Portuguese before being trialled and assessed by key voluntary sector personnel across Norfolk. Upon completion of the project, The Research Centre will identify key learning outcomes from the project to enable further translation into other languages in the future and will make the Polish and Portuguese versions of The SOUL Record™ available nationally.

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    Closed
  • Photo-ID

    The Norfolk Contemporary Art Society (NCAS), in partnership with The Forum Norwich and Norwich University College of Arts are to stage a major city-centre photography exhibition, Photo-ID: Photographers and Scientists explore identity, in August 2009, which will combine with a scientific context to address issues of how we construct personal and social identity, the ways in which our exploding information about the human genome does, or does not, impact on that, and the societal and ethical issues that emerge. The Research Centre, City College Norwich has been appointed as the independent evaluator for this project.

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    Closed
  • Enabling Access to Effective Mentor Support

    This project seeks to establish a cascaded mentoring methodology with training teachers who use The SOUL Record™ to mentor a sample of students. This three tier structure exposes the training teachers to experiencing both being the mentor and mentee. However, the project's overall aim is to 'Professionalise the workforce' in mentoring through providing nominees with the training and mentor support to use The SOUL Record™ as a mentoring toolkit for future use with students as the recipient mentees.

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    Closed
  • Charities evaluation services

    Charities Evaluation Services (CES) was established in 1990 as a registered charity with support from the Home Office, charitable trusts and corporate funders to help strengthen the voluntary sector. It does this through helping third sector organisations develop via self-evaluation, their approaches to enhance their quality of services. The National Outcomes Programme is a major initiative designed to build organisations' capacity to monitor their outcomes.

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    Closed