A student-staff partnership conducting research in higher education: An analysis of student and staff reflections

Helen Payne, James Cantwell, Richard Bristow

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Abstract

This article reports on an analysis of reflections by students and staff following a student-staff partnership which conducted a qualitative exploratory inquiry case study on student mental health in higher education. Following completion of the inquiry, two engaged students and the principal investigator reflected on their experience of the partnership. The analysis resulted in the following categories: a) benefits, b) support for learning, c) motivations, d) impact, e) outputs, and f) limitations. Students learned research skills, enhancements for learning/career and empowerment. Staff experienced an eased ability to conduct research and the rewards of seeing students develop new skills. It is recommended stakeholders in higher education continue to invest in student-staff partnerships in the context of research studies and mental health inquiry to foster opportunities for positive learning outcomes for students, staff, and institutions.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)96-109
Number of pages14
JournalInternational journal of students as partners (IJSaP)
Volume7
Issue number1(2023)
Early online date20 Apr 2023
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 4 May 2023

Keywords

  • student-staff partnerships
  • mental health
  • student engagement
  • Research

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