Research Centre News

HEA Research Skills Workshop - Kingston, Surrey - 26th November 2010

Date: 26 Nov 2010

Start Time: 09:00am

Location/venue: Kingston College Kingston on Thames Surrey, KT1 2AQ

HEA Research Skills Workshop - Newcastle upon Tyne - 19th November 2010

Date: 19 Nov 2010

Start Time: 09:00 am

Location/venue: Newcastle College Sandyford Campus Sandyford Road Newcastle upon Tyne , NE4 7SA

Booking/More infromation:

NFER Research Engaged Celebration Day 21st July 2010 - Presentations

Below are the presentations from the Research Engaged Celebration Day held at St Andrews House, Norwich on the 21st July 2010.

Higher Education in Further Education (HE in FE)

The Higher Education in Further Education (HE in FE) Enhancement Programme supports further education colleges offering higher education programmes.

Their Events can be viewed at: 

SOUL Record Training Sessions 2010

6th October 2010 - Cambridge
9th November 2010 - Peterborough

New design for News

The News page of this website has been redeveloped to split Funding and Consultations from general Research and Education News. This will make it easier to keep up to date with new Funding opportunities. The new page can be viewed by selecting the News Tab above

The Research Centre are awarded the NFER Research Engaged School and College Award

The Research Centre has been successful in its application to get City College Norwich rewarded as a research engaged institution, having received the NFER Research Engaged College Award this week. This award is administered and granted by the National Foundation for Educational Research NFER with the support of LSIS, NUT, Ifl, NCSL and Education Journal and has been granted to only six other schools and colleges so far. Further information about this award and how to become a Research Engaged School or College can be found on NFER's website:

Research Workshops - Dates and venues

On behalf of the Higher Education Academy, Angus Carpenter (Research Centre Manager, City College Norwich) and Becky Turner (HELP CETL, University of Plymouth) have organised a further two, one-day events to support practitioners to engage with scholarly activity and research, and provide managers with information and systems that they may need to manage scholarly activity / research within an FEC.  

These events will address key issues for both practitioners and managers within FECs involved with research / scholarly activity, such as:

i. the meaning of scholarly activity/research and how to build a research ethos;

ii. the key research processes, including research design/dissemination;

iii. making funding applications;

iv. key resources to support their engagement with scholarly activity;

v. considerations for and management of scholarly activity/research within an FEC;

vi. institutional impacts from Scholarly Activity / research.


The workshops will take place on:

 — 25 March 2010 at Engineering CETL, Loughborough University

 — 11 June 2010 at City of Bristol College, Ashley Down Centre

For further details visit and booking form:  or contact Sara Bath

ACER HE in FE Network 2 February 2010 (9.30 refreshments available; 10am start; lunch at 12.30)


The following information has been circulated by Acer:

Dear Colleague – as you know, the next date for the ACER HE in FE Network is 2 February (9.30 refreshments available; 10am start; lunch at 12.30). This email is to both remind you of this date and update you on our latest plans to reinvigorate the forum.

Research Assistant required

Research Assistant required:

To take a lead role in the evaluation of UEA’s BEACONS for Public Engagement project, which is a novel project funded by Hefce/Welcome Trust/RCUK. Duties will include undertaking reviews, data collection and analysis of activities for evaluation and feeding back into the project to aid future activities. This is a 2 year post that requires a highly capable person to undertake all aspects of evaluation for the project. Further details can be found on the City College Norwich website under vacancies: