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Measuring student engagement in knowledge exchange

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Students often take knowledge and skills gained in the classroom to external organisations in exchange for practical experience. This is known as Student Engagement in Knowledge Exchange (SEKE). This study aims to understand these dynamics and enhance outcomes for all involved in these knowledge exchange programmes.

This research work is funded jointly by OfS and UKRI, and focuses on Student Engagement in Knowledge Exchange. The overall aim of this research is to determine the success factors that facilitate effective SEKE, and to inform the creation of a tool kit that will support development of good practices in SEKE projects.

What will participants be doing?

Participants will either:

  1. Participate in a one hour virtual (Zoom or Google Meet) interview, or
  2. Complete an online questionnaire

Participant characteristics:

Participants must be either:

  • a module co-ordinator or tutor for at least one module that includes a Knowledge Exchange element where students consult or work for a company or charity, or offer services to the public as part of learning, or
  • a company or external organisation that has worked with at least one student (individually) or as part of a team) within the last 18 months


  • can be any gender
  • must be aged 18+

Closing date

10 July 2022.


To express interest in volunteering for this project please email

For any questions about this project please contact Chidubem Ikeatuegwu at

Ethics code: BAL/2021/40/DANN