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Education Partnership Fund

This page contains historical information about the Education Partnership Fund. Its content is primarily aimed at staff based at the UK campus but may also be of interest to those in China and Malaysia.

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What you need to know

The Education Partnership Fund (EPF) was a collaboration between the University of Birmingham and the University of Nottingham that funded joint enhancement projects which investigated educational challenges at both institutions.

All of the projects which received EPF funding were conducted by staff from both universities. A summary of the successful projects from 2018 and 2019 can be found in the sections below.

2017 Parameters and successful bids

In 2017, the EPF-funded projects which addressed one of two areas:

  • Investigating and enhancing assessment practice
  • Developing online resources and modules

The successful projects were:

  • 'Understanding contracted support and building resilient assessment'
  • Development of an assessment training toolkit
  • 'Transforming Assessment Culture Through Improved Assessment Literacy (TransACTIAL)'
  • '21st Century Healthcare: Assessing the challenges and futures for health organisation and management'
  • 'TRANSFORM: Teaching Resources for Applying Numeracy and Statistics for Objective Research Methods'
  • 'Academic Integrity'
  • 'Learning from the Past: A guide for the curious researcher'
  • 'Ethics for Engineers'

2018 parameters and successful bids

In 2018, the EPF-funded projects which addressed one or both of the following questions:

  1. What should "inclusive education" in a contemporary research-intensive university look like and what are the implications?
  2. How can we explain and address undergraduate attainment gaps?

The successful projects were:

  • 'Developing and evaluating academic support processes for inclusion: a pilot study' - led by Stephanie Bridges
  • 'BAME Undergraduate Attainment Gap in STEM subjects' - led by Michael Clifford
  • 'ReMEDI in Higher Education Projects (Reverse Mentoring for Equality Diversity and Inclusion)' - led by Stacy Johnson
  • 'Decolonising the Curriculum: a pilot study' - led by Helen Williams and Andrew Fisher

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This page was last updated on 10 August 2022 at 10:54 (GMT)