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Project Outputs

The Companion to Undergraduate Research in the Liberal Arts and Sciences (CURLAS)

The Companion to Undergraduate Research in the Liberal Arts and Sciences showcases best practice and provides advice and guidance to institutions who wish to embed UG research in their curricula, and to the students who are interested in carrying out UG research.

Download CURLAS (v1, updated 24.09.2017)

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Integration of research into an undergraduate curriculum
Henk Meijer, Frans van Overveld
University College Roosevelt, Netherlands

Undergraduate Research Model @ VMU Faculty of Law  
Paulius Astromskis
Vytautas Magnus University, Lithuania

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Projects

The Best Practice in Undergraduate Research event took place over five days in October 2017 at Leuphana University Luneberg (Germany). Facilitated by the BLASTER team from Warwick, staff and student experts from BLASTER partner institutions showcased best practice in undergraduate research, and formed small research teams to continue the exploration of innovations in this area.

You can download the results of each project here:

Undergraduate Research In Academia's Gated Communities - a catalogue of crises and a list of questions
Jakob Tonda Dirksen, Marie Josefine Hintz, Leon Kaiser
Leuphana University Lüneburg, Germany

An Investigation into Undergraduate Research: Facilitating and Implementing Undergraduate Research at A Small University

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Rosina Danilova-Cross, Jonathan Pavelka, Veronika Novotná, Paulina Svatoňová
Bratislava International School of Liberal Arts, Slovakia

Reinvention: an International Journal of Undergraduate Research

Undergraduate students studying (or recently graduated from) a Liberal Arts and Sciences programme in the UK or Europe were invited to submit a piece of research for a special issue of Reinvention: an International Journal of Undergraduate Research. This special issue celebrates the research carried out by the authors, and showcases the interdisciplinary work taking place in these institutions.

Explore the special issue

Teacher Training Toolkit

Led by University College Roosevelt, the BLASTER partners produced a toolkit for teachers of the Liberal Arts.

Download Learning and Teaching in the Liberal Arts: A Teacher Training Kit
Rebecca Fisher, University of Warwick, UK
Philip Gaydon, St Paul’s School in London, UK
Sofie Loyens, University College Roosevelt, Utrecht University, Netherlands
Nicholas Monk, University of Warwick, UK
Gabriela Pleschová, University of Economics in Bratislava, Slovakia
Remy Rikers, University College Roosevelt, Utrecht University, Netherlands

Explore Transdisciplinarity and Pedagogy: Theory Building (Warwick's contribution to the toolkit)

Events
  • Undergraduate Research
    • In September 2017 the University of Warwick hosted the Undergraduate Research in the Liberal Arts Symposium at which we celebrated the launch of the Companion to Undergraduate Research in the Liberal Arts and the publication of the special issue of Reinvention: an International Journal of Undergraduate Research.

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Skills R Us - Foundations of Liberal Education
Emil Toescu, University of Birmingham, UK