From SEDA funding do oak trees grow...The unexpected benefits of a SEDA grant

Shelley Parr, Anita Laidlaw, Stephanie Bull, Alison Cooper

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Our group of four education-focused (EF) academic staff from across the UK were awarded a SEDA grant in April 2020 to explore career perceptions of education-focused academics in research-intensive universities. The research was also funded by SALTI, University of St Andrews.
We had not all met in person before being awarded the funding. Little did we know when we applied for the grant that we would be attempting to do this research during a pandemic. Whilst the pandemic did bring about challenges for us to conduct the research, including significantly extending the time we took, the peer support the project provided was invaluable to us through this period of uncertainty and extreme work pressures. It also helped us to reflect on our own career experiences and our expectations and identities of being EF academics in research-intensive
Original languageEnglish
Pages18 - 21
Specialist publicationEducational Developments
Publication statusPublished - 31 Mar 2023


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