Centre for Research in Engineering and Materials Education

Community-based placements in higher education: framework, impact and outlook

Principal investigator:Rehan SHAH
Funding source(s):UCL Centre for Engineering Education
 Start: 30-01-2023  /  End: 31-07-2023
 Amount: £7500
Research Centre:
Community-based placements in engineering education have the potential to generate benefits for students, universities and communities alike and are increasingly being formally included into the curriculum, particularly at universities like UCL and QMUL that have campuses within underrepresented geographical areas in East London. This project aims to generate a comprehensive state-of-the-art review of all aspects of community-based placements at undergraduate and postgraduate taught levels to benefit engineering education: how they are initiated and in what contexts, what their advantages and limitations are and their impact on employability and student experience.