Higher Education Pedagogies, Policy and Practice Research Network

The Higher Education Pedagogies, Policy and Practice (HEPPP) Research Network is convened by Dr Helen King (Associate Director of Academic Practice, Academic Practice Directorate). The Network aims to enhance learning and teaching in higher education through the critical enquiry of contemporary pedagogies, policy and practice.

Through its Strategy 2030, UWE Bristol aims “to be recognised as the leading University for outstanding practice-led learning, fostering the development of ready and able graduates who are ambitious, collaborative, innovative, inclusive and enterprising”. In addition, we intend to focus “on internationally excellent research with real-world impact, enhancing the student experience and the global reach and reputation of UWE Bristol”. These two strategic priorities intersect and inter-relate through world class research on higher education pedagogies, policies and practice (HEPPP). Such research has the potential for impact locally in relation to our students’ learning experiences and more widely through effective dissemination and networking.

The HEPPP Research Network provides an inclusive and supportive research environment that seeks to actively engage a broad range of stakeholders. It enables the development, showcasing and dissemination of evidence-based conceptual frameworks and practical tools for impact on learning and teaching locally, nationally and internationally. Its members’ broad research areas include:

  • educational development
  • discipline-based pedagogy
  • learning, teaching and assessment
  • careers and employability
  • organisational development.

The HEPPP Research Network is open to all staff and students at UWE Bristol (and beyond) who have an interest in improving teaching through evaluation and/or actively researching in higher education pedagogies, policy or practice. If you would like to get involved and receive regular updates, please complete the expression of interest form.

The HEPPP Research Network is hosting a symposium "Exploring Expertise in Teaching in Higher Education" on Friday 16 October 2020.

More about the HEPPP symposium

Contact us

HEPPP convenor:

Dr Helen King
Deputy Director of the Academic Practice Directorate, UWE Bristol.


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