Student as Producer is a University-wide initiative to link undergraduate study with research and to support you to become engaged in the development of your subject and the University. You will be given opportunities to work alongside academics on research projects in your discipline to gain experience, develop new skills and make a meaningful contribution to the production of knowledge alongside experienced researchers.
Conventional models of modern higher education have seen a separation between the two most fundamental activities which take place in universities: teaching and research. At the University of Lincoln however; these two activities are integral to the creation of knowledge and meaning.
The core concept of Student as Producer, led by the Educational Development and Enhancement Unit (EDEU) at the University of Lincoln, is learning by discovery, or research-engaged teaching. This means that we encourage students at all levels and across all disciplines to be active partners in their learning, working with others and contributing to developments in their subjects, rather than being passive consumers.
The concept of Student as Producer was originally developed at Lincoln by Professor Mike Neary and was supported by funding from the Higher Education Academy. The influence of Student as Producer was recognised in a commendation for enhancement of student learning opportunities by the UK’s Quality Assurance Agency in its last institutional review of the University of Lincoln.