The Higher Education Academy
Resource Submission Form
The table below indicates the metadata that we will need for each resource in EvidenceNet
with guidance for completing each field. Fields marked * are mandatory and must be filled
*Title Title of the resource
Rooting and Branching: A Community-wide approach to
*Teaser A short intro to what the resource is about(15-20 words)
Using work placements and volunteering to support international
students ‘ integration into the wider community
*Description A more detailed description of the resource which leads on from
the teaser (50-100 words)
This study was instigated with the specific aim of seeking ways in
which the university can enable the students to feel more ‘rooted’
through ‘branching’ into the local community.
The work comprised surveys of students which investigating their
aspirations and initial experiences in part-time paid and voluntary
work. Alongside this, surveys interviews and a liquid café with local
employers, community groups and voluntary organisations have
been conducted to examine their experience of working with
international students and the particular strengths and skills gaps
that they have identified. The findings from these are discussed
together with the draft strategy for an improved framework of
support for both international students and those who work with
them as employers, mentors or colleagues.
Keywords Free text, up to five per resource
You should avoid repeating terms from the pedagogic categories,
title in this field since these terms will already be searched through
by the search function.
*Pedagogic category Internationalization; employer engagement
*Author/s Amelia Lyons, Dr Jennifer Cann and Lawrence Wilson
*Resource type Conference Report
Format Microsoft Word
*Resource URL A link to the resource itself
This could be a location in the Academy CMS, or an external web
link. For resources that require subscription (such as some online
journals) you should link to the abstract page of that particular
resource (not the homepage of the journal).
Appendix I Pedagogic Category
Assessment & Feedback Formative assessment, summative assessment, e-assessment, plagiarism
Curriculum Content & Development
Employer Engagement Employee learning, work based learning, employability, enterprise, workforce
development, sandwich courses, employer-led degrees
Enhancing Learning through VLE, Blended leaning, learning technologies,
Equality & Diversity Disability, retention, widening participation
Evaluation Evaluation methodologies
HE in FE
Internationalisation Of curriculum, staff and students. Transferability of learning across
international boundaries. Language.
Learning & Learner Support Careers guidance, student counselling, information services, libraries
Organisational Change & e.g. Change Academy
Pedagogic Research Methods Qualitative research, quantitative research, action research
Personal and Professional Professional skills training
Development and CPD
Personal Development Planning
Quality Management & Assurance
Research-teaching nexus Research-informed teaching, practice-informed research
Students Undergraduate students, postgraduate students, first year students,
international students, recruitment.
Teaching & learning practices PBL, EBL, small group teaching, tutorials, lectures
Teaching and Learning strategies Institutional, departmental or programme strategies
Appendix II Discipline
Subject Centre Includes:
Art; Design and Media
Built Environment (CEBE)
Business; Management; Accountancy and
Geography; Earth and Environmental
Health Sciences and Practice
History; Classics and Archaeology
Hospitality; Leisure; Sport and Tourism
Information and Computer Sciences
Languages; Linguistics and Area Studies
Law (UK Centre for Legal Education - UKCLE)
Materials (UK Centre for Materials
Maths; Stats & OR Network (MSOR)
Medicine; Dentistry and Veterinary
PALATINE - Dance; Drama and Music
Philosophical and Religious Studies
Sociology; Anthropology and Politics (C-SAP)
Social Policy and Social Work (SWAP)
Appendix III Resource Types
Abstract A short written piece which summarises a longer written piece
Article A catch-all term to encompass pieces of work that report or focus on some
aspect of evidence but which do not fit into any other category. Resources
which fall under this heading are articles suitable for publication in a
journal but as yet unpublished, opinion pieces, articles from publications
other than journals. E.g. article in Exchange magazine. N.b. Distinct from
journal article (below)
Book Any stand alone publication, typically over 50 pages in length. Can be
electronic or in hard copy.
Book Section A chapter or extract from a book. E.g. Where a piece of work is a chapter in
an edited collection.
Case Study A write up of a working example of a particular learning and teaching issue
or experience such as a report of an individual instance of a teaching and
learning, or policy intervention occurring within a particular context.
Conference Paper A paper written for presentation at a conference.
Conference Report A report of a conference, or conference session (rather than a report
written to be delivered at a conference.). A reflective commentary rather
than a purely descriptive piece of work.
Journal Article An article published in a journal. Can be electronic or hard copy.
Literature Review A document giving an overview or summary of the research literature in a
Policy Document E.g. Institutional, departmental or national learning and teaching strategies,
funding body strategies and frameworks.
Presentation Typically a PowerPoint (or similar software) but can be just a handout or
other documentation supporting a presentation.
Report (development project) A scholarly piece of work communicating the findings of a learning and
teaching project (e.g. FDTL)
Report (research) A piece of work reporting and reflecting on the aims, methodology and
outcomes of a particular piece of research (e.g. reward & recognition
report, Healey on research-teaching nexus)
Research Synthesis A piece of work drawing together a range of pieces of research in a
particular area and drawing out key themes,
Summary A synopsis of a single piece of research outlining the methodology and
Thesis Work arising from a research degree (PhD, MA or MSc by research, EdD,
Toolkit A piece of work to assist others in going through a particular process. E.g.
Guide to implementing e-learning framework within an institution, guide to
making learning accessible. These should be research-informed pieces of
Appendix IV Formats
Rich Text (RTF)
Appendix V Regions
North East England
North West England
South East England
South West England
Yorkshire and Humberside