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Higher Education Research


Higher Education Research LibGuide - A subject guide for higher education research. This guide introduces you to some of the key resources for research into education available through the University Library.

Developing the Higher Curriculum (2017)
A complementary volume to Dilly Fung’s A Connected Curriculum for Higher Education (2017), this book explores ‘research-based education’ as applied in practice within the higher education sector. A collection of 15 chapters followed by illustrative vignettes, it showcases approaches to engaging students actively with research and enquiry across disciplines. It begins with one institution’s creative approach to research-based education – UCL’s Connected Curriculum, a conceptual framework for integrating research-based education into all taught programmes of study – and branches out to show how aspects of the framework can apply to practice across a variety of institutions in a range of national settings.

Free download

A Connected Curriculum in Higher Education is a free resource from Dilly Fung at UCL. 

About the author
Dilly Fung is Professor of Higher Education Development and Academic Director of the Arena Centre for Research-Based Education at UCL. Drawing on her long career as an educator in both further and higher education, she leads a team that focuses on advancing research-based education at UCL and beyond. Proffessor Fung also speaks regularly across the UK and internationally about research-based education and has agreed to give the keynote talk at this years Centre for Higher Education Research (CHER) conference

A Connected Curriculum in Higher Education (PDF, 2,142 KB)


A series of workshops have been put together to support those interested in Higher Education Research and related topics. Contact if you are interested in attending any of these events.

General enquiries

Ruth Woodfield
School of Management
tel: +44(0)1334 461965 

Heather McKiggan-Fee
Educational & PG Research Developer
tel: +44(0)1334 462334