Call: 0114 234 5197
Call: 0114 234 5197


We have an active Research Working Group that support, develop and disseminate research within the field of work based and placement learning. This group oversee all ASET Bursaries, review and select research papers for the ASET annual conference, facilitate the Practice and Research network meetings and recommend and commission research on behalf of ASET.

We encourage and support research into all aspects of work based and placement learning and we are always keen to hear from members who are looking to share topical and relevant research findings.

Practice and Research Network

Our Practice and Research Network is a community organised through our LinkedIn pages, which facilitates discussion, collaboration and sharing of work. The Network meets twice in the academic year, once at Conference, and again in the Spring, where colleagues come together to disseminate findings and identify more work that can be undertaken.

To contribute to, and learn from, the Network, simply join the LinkedIn group and then select the Network area, everyone from a member institution is welcome. Here you can ask questions and exchange practice with others carrying out research into Work based and Placement Learning from across the UK and beyond.

Spring PRN Meetings

These meetings are an opportunity for members to share their practice and research with others in a friendly and supportive environment. The meetings take the form of a Practice and Research Showcase giving presenters an opportunity to share their work using 3 slides in 5 minutes, followed by an extended Q&A session. The next meeting will be on 6th March 2024 11am-1pm online

Last year's event programme:

  1. Breaking the Glass Filter: Solving Employability Challenges in Photography & Media for Working-Class Students, Alex Vann, Leeds Trinity University


  2. Exploring Placement Experiences in Black, Asian and Minority Students…, Nina WalkerUniversity of Hertfordshire


  3. Exploring Placement Perceptions and Barriers, Chris Jones, Nottingham Trent University


  4. Equality vs Equity – Supporting Physics Students to Achieve their Career Goals, Andrew Mizumori-Hirst, White Rose Industrial Physics Academy and Beth Medley, University of York


  5. Planning for a Placement Student Pilot Networking Event, Dr Rachel Shannon, Ulster University


  6. Work Shadowing, Claire Newbold, University of Reading


  7. How do Business Students Use Mentors to Develop their Pre-Professional Identity?, Stephanie Schiaffonati, University of Lincoln


  8. Student Support: Responding to UUK Suicide-Safer Placements Recommendations, Alistair Boot, Harper Adams University

Spring PRN meetings are Free of Charge to ASET members.

Alongside Presenters, we welcome delegates as observers beginning to think about how they might get started with their own research into Work Based and Placement Learning.