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Educational Research and Evaluation Team (ERET)

Learn about ERET – a team who focus on student issues and provide solutions through innovations in learning and teaching.

About us

CADQ's ERET team support NTU's Success for All agenda by carrying out research and evaluation, identified by the Success for All Steering Group as important in understanding disparities in educational outcomes.

We ensure NTU remains sector-leading in understanding the student experience and acting upon that knowledge.

ERET research contributes to sector understanding of the complexities of university life, and the impact of social and cultural factors on educational attainment.

By listening to and working with students, ERET collect relevant information about their experiences, and use these findings to inform educational and course development across NTU.

ERET Research Projects

ERET are actively engaged in a variety of projects throughout the academic year. Here are a few examples of our ongoing projects.

Student 2025

This longitudinal study explores students' academic experience, social experience, and sense of belonging. Running for four years from 2021 to 2025, this exciting and intensive research project follows students through every stage of their university journey.

Data from the project so far has been used to inform educational development and course design.

Mansfield Project

Using a diverse sample of students, this project provides a rich understanding of how students experience course design features and the overall student experience at NTU’s Mansfield Hub.

We consider aspects such as active collaborative learning, course flexibility, and delivery of modules used to enhance the learning experience of Mansfield students. This insight enables a thorough understanding about how NTU can continue delivering innovative and high-quality learning and teaching for Mansfield-based students.

Team Based Learning Project Evaluation

Using Office for Students evaluation standards, ERET are producing a Type 2 evidence evaluation for the Team Based Learning pilot. A comparative study is due to be completed in 2024, which will investigate the impact of TBL on student experience and outcomes. The study includes pre and post evaluation of attitudes, and focus groups to capture student narratives.

Get in touch

Please email for more information about any of our research activities.