Student as Producer in Practice

This site contains examples of modules from across the University of Lincoln which demonstrate principles of Student as Producer. It is intended to show existing practice as a way of informing further development

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Self Assessments of Student as Producer Activity

In 2011, all academic schools and departments were asked to complete a self-assessment of the extent to which their curricula are aligned with the principles of Student as Producer. This summary report provides an institutional baseline.


A template for the second iteration of this exercise is available below



Project Reports

Student as Producer is funded through the HEA NTFS Projects Programme 2010-13. Progress reports are provided every 6-months, and are available rom the links below.

NTFS_Six_month_progress_report-Jan12_final – 6-month report, January 2012
NTFS_year_end_progress_report-2011 – Year One report, July 2011
Student_as_producer_Six_month_progress_report_Jan11 – 6-month report, January 2011


User’s Guide

This document outlines the practices and principles of Research-Engaged Teaching and Learning that underpin the Student as Producer Initiative

User’s Guide (Updated July 2012)

Key Features

The principle of Student as producer is defined by 8 key features

Click here to read a summary

Evaluation Framework

An evaluation framework has been developed using a ‘Theory of Change’ approach. This latest version of the framework was published in June 2012




Neary, Mike (2008) Student as producer – risk, responsibility and rich learning environments in higher education. Articles from the Learning and Teaching Conference 2008. Eds: Joyce Barlow, Gail Louw, Mark Price. University of Brighton Press. Centre for Learning and Teaching

Neary, Mike and Winn, Joss (2009) The student as producer: reinventing the student experience in higher education. The future of higher education: policy, pedagogy and the student experience. Continuum, London.

Neary, Mike (2010) Student as Producer: A Pedgogy for the Avant-Garde. Learning Exchange,Vol 1, No 1.

Neary, Mike and Hagyard, Andy (2010) Pedagogy of Excess: An Alternative Political Economy of Student Life. The Marketisation of Higher Education and the Student as Consumer. Eds. Molesworth, Scullion and Nixon. Routledge.

Neary, M (2012) Student as producer: an institution of the common? [or how to recover communist/revolutionary science], Enhancing Learning in the Social Sciences, Higher Education Academy, York

Neary, M. ( 2012) Beyond Teaching in Public: The University as a Form of Social Knowing, in M Neary, H Stevenson and L Bell ( eds) Towards Teaching in Public: Reshaping the Modern University, Continuum, London and New York

Neary, M. (2012) Teaching Politically: Policy, Pedagogy and the New European University, Journal for Critical Education Policy Studies, 10 (2)

Neary, M. and Amsler, A. (2012) Occupy: A New Pedagogy of Space and Time, Journal for Critical Education Policy Studies, 10(2)

Neary, M. (2013) Student as Producer: Radicalising the Mainstream in Higher Education, in E. Dunn and D. Owen, ( eds)  The Student Engagement Handbook: Practice in Higher Education, Emerald Books, Bingley

Neary, M., Saunders, G. Hagyard, A. and Derricott, D. ( 2014) Student as Producer – Research Engaged Teaching and Learning, An Institutional Strategy, Report for the Higher Education Academy, National Teaching Fellowship Programmes, HEA, York

Winn, Joss and Lockwood, Dean (2013) Student as Producer is Hacking the University, In: Beetham, Helen and Sharpe, Rhona (eds) Rethinking pedagogy for a digital age . Routledge.

Festival of  Teaching and Learning

Dean Lockwood, Rob Coley and Adam O’ Meara (2011) Rhizomes Meets Student as Producer

Student Engagement and Promotion Strategy

Strategy developed October 2011 by Wesley Wells and Dan Derricott (final level students in Lincoln Business School)



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