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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 (PRN) is a community organised through LinkedIn, which facilitates discussion, collaboration and sharing of work. The PRN 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 PRN, first join the  LinkedIn group and then you will be able to request to join the Practice & Research Network, 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 held in Spring 2025.


2024 event programme:

1. Skills for Scientists – A first-year skills program for the Applied Science students       
    Andy Fishburn, Northumbria University
2. Mind the Gap: Degree Skills Applied in the Workplace       
     David Molyneux and Marion Patel, The University of Warwick
3. Paid On Campus Internships – NU: Opportunities Success     
    Julia Bennett, Northumbria University
4. Breastfeeding and Placements
    Abi Holmes, Kingston University
5. Scaling up Work Integrated Learning across the School of Psychology                     
    Donna Bainbridge and Lorna Hurt, University of Sunderland
6. Redesigning the assessment for the Professional Placement Year                          
    Lisa Gallone, Cardiff University 
7. Placement year assessments- what, when and how?                                                                              
    Vanessa Armstrong, Newcastle University
8. Unlocking Student Engagement:                                                                                                                
     Investigating Motivations for Work-Based Learning in Higher Education
     China Booth, Manchester Metropolitan 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.