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Research and Scholarly Activity

At University Centre Somerset (UCS), staff continuously engage with research and scholarly activity. In doing so, they stay up-to-date with trends and developments in industry. Working alongside employers and industry, staff drive innovation, while passing on their research, theories, and understanding to students.

UCS staff's research and scholarly activity is a testament to their passion. By staying at the forefront of their disciplines, they enhance teaching and the student experience. Some staff research projects even involve partnering with students, equipping them with valuable research and employability skills for the future.  

The annual Research and Scholarship Symposium, hosted by University Centre Somerset, allows lecturers and educators to showcase the breadth of research across the institution. The Symposium provides the UCS community with an opportunity to share good practice, highlight innovations and ongoing developments in their disciplines, and foster collaboration amongst researchers.  Research articles are published in the annual Research and Scholarly Activities publication, you can see our most recent articles here:

Staff present at regional, national and international conferences and events, showcasing their engagement in research and scholarship to wider audiences. UCS is an adoptee of the national Scholarship Framework, the main purpose of which is to promote scholarship in College-Based Higher Education and enhance student learning through various forms of scholarship. These include undergraduate research and consultancy projects; engagement with local, national, and international community service projects; application of knowledge and skills in work-based placements; engagement in mentoring, peer support and assessment; collaborative group work, and students as partners in educational development and inquiry. 

UCS works closely with partner university colleagues, employers and industry in developing and enhancing higher education programmes which provide students with the valuable graduate skills required for the 21st century job market.

University Speaking

Our staff have also been regularly featured on BBC Radio Somerset as a part of the 'University Speaking' segment. Here, they have the opportunity to share a bit about their career, research, and teaching. Have a listen to previous episodes featuring UCS staff: