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Partnership values: An evaluation of student-staff research projects at a UK higher education institution

Authors

  • Xeina Ali
  • James Tatam
  • Karen Gravett University of Surrey
  • Ian M. Kinchin

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.15173/ijsap.v5i1.4354

Keywords:

students as partners, concept mapping, power, student-staff partnerships, inclusivity

Abstract

This research study contributes to understandings of partnership approaches through an evaluation of a number of student-staff research partnership projects that took place across one higher education institution. Drawing on data from semi-structured interviews with both the staff and students involved in the twenty research projects, our data were analysed to surface the underpinning values that informed the partnership process. As a result, this article offers an opportunity to evaluate partnership projects in context, as well as to explore how partnership may serve as a disruptive force in higher education. We conclude with a consideration of how investigating the ways in which students and staff conceptualise student-staff partnership can be valuable, and with recommendations for others considering similar partnership projects.

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Published

2021-05-07

How to Cite

Ali, X., Tatam, J., Gravett, K., & Kinchin, I. M. (2021). Partnership values: An evaluation of student-staff research projects at a UK higher education institution. International Journal for Students as Partners, 5(1), 12-25. https://doi.org/10.15173/ijsap.v5i1.4354

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Research Articles