Professor Colin Bryson
Director of Combined Honours Centre
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BackgroundColin has carried out a diverse range of roles in Higher Education ovver the last thirty plus years in several universities. He is really enjoying the flexibility of his current role as Director of the Combined Honours Centre where he is fortunate enough to have some fine and super-engaged students with whom he has been able to introduce innovative practices and policies.
Colin has two research interests.
Support and development of part-time teachers in Higher Education. Colin has been the leading UK expert on this for many years and been an advisor to other projects across the world. This is now a former interest
Researching and promoting student engagement. Colin is the founder and chair of RAISE. He has carried out a series of major studies and published extensively on these issues. More recent work links SE to the development graduateness. He is a leading advocate of the students as partners model and trying to push back the boindaries of this in his practice at Newcastle.
I teach a number of innovative undergraduate modules that that all been co-designed with students on Combined Honours. There is an independent studies module where students undertake scholarly projects and they are encourages to be creative and interdisciplinary. They are also encouraged to present their findings in innovative formats.
There are also graduate developoment modules where students build their development on a basis of a significant role they undertake within Combined Honours such as menotr or rep, in addition to undertaking a practice based project.
All these modules reward and recognise the process undertaken, de-emphasing the content.
- Bryson C, ed. Understanding and Developing Student Engagement: Perspectives from Universities and Students. Abingdon, UK: Routledge, 2014.
- Bryson C. Creating space for student autonomy and engagement through partnership and letting go. In: Bilham, T, ed. For the Love of Learning; Innovations from Outstanding University Teachers. Basingstoke, UK: Palgrave Macmillan, 2013.
- Bryson C. Supporting sessional teaching staff in the UK – to what extent is there real progress?. Journal of University Teaching and Learning Practice 2013, 10(3), 1-16.
- Hardy C, Bryson C. The Salience of Social Relationships and Networks in Enabling Student Engagement and Success. Journal of College Student Development 2013.
- Wintrup J, James E, Humphris D, Bryson C. Emotional work: students realising, negotiating and overcoming barriers. Journal of Applied Research in Higher Education 2012, 4(2), 170-185.
- Bryson C, Hardy C. The nature of academic engagement: what the students tell us. In: Solomonides, I. Reid, A., Petocz, P, ed. Engaging with Learning in Higher Education. London: Libri Publishing, 2012, pp.25-46.
- Bryson C, Hardy C. Understanding student engagement through the student journey in Higher Education. In: SEDA Spring Teaching Learning and Assessment Conference 2012. 2012, Chester, UK.
- Bryson C. Clarifying the concept of engagement; a fruitful approach to underpin policy and practice. In: Higher Education Academy Conference. 2011, Nottingham.
- Bryson C, Philipson A. Diverse approaches to peer support in the context of a large university. In: UK National Transitions Conference. 2011, UCL, London.
- Bryson C, Cooper G, McHanwell S. Enhancing the value of the student experience at Newcastle through an articulating graduateness approach. Newcastle upon Tyne: University of Newcastle, 2011.
- Cooper G, Bryson C. Improving transition through a multi-stranded and student empowered and led approach to engagement. In: UK National Transitions Conference. 2011, UCL, London.
- Bryson C. In search of conceptual clarity about student engagement in order to deliver better policy and practice. In: ALDHE. 2011, Belfast.
- Bryson C. Keynote address: In search of conceptual clarity abiout student engagement. In: RAISE. 2011, Nottingham.
- Bryson C, Philipson A. Peer support and student engagement - an evaluation of diverse approaches. In: RAISE. 2011, Nottingham.
- Cooper G, Bryson C. Student engagement and empowerment in action in a problematic setting. In: HEA. 2011, Nottingham.
- Bryson C, Cooper G. Student engagement via empoerment and partnership. In: Engaging Voices: Participation and the Student Experience Symposium. 2011, Sheffield.
- Bryson C, Hardy C. Student engagement: conceptions and ways forward. Anglohigher 2011, 3(2), 15-16.
- Bryson C, Philipson A. Student peer mentoring schemes at Newcastle University. Newcastle upon Tyne, UK: University of Newcastle, 2011.
- Hardy C, Bryson C. The class of 2012; engaged students or consumers?. In: RAISE. 2011, Nottingham.
- Bryson C. The RAISE Network. Student Engagement Quarterly 2011, 10.
- Bryson C. Enhancing integration and success through a holistic engagement approach. In: Retention Convention: What works?. 2010, Leeds.
- Bryson C, Cooper G, Hardy C. Reaching a common understanding of the meaning of student engagement. In: SRHE. 2010, Newport, Wales.
- Bryson C. Student engagement and the key role it plays. In: Flying Start Conference. 2010, Liverpool.
- Bryson C. Student Engagement and why it matters so much. In: BALEAP. 2010, Newcastle.
- Hardy C, Bryson C. Student engagement: paradigm change or political expediency. Networks 2010, 9(Spring), 19-24.
- Bryson C. The central role of student engagement in facilitating transition. In: UK National Transition Conference. 2010, UCL, London.
- Hardy C, Bryson C. The social life of students; support mechanisms at university. In: SRHE. 2010, Newport, Wales.
- Bryson C, Hardy C. What students tell us about what influences their engagement with communities in HE. In: SEDA. 2010, Leeds.
- Bryson C, Hardy C. Why does student engagement matter? Introduction for the NUS/HEA Student Engagement Hub. London: NUS Connect, 2010. Available at: http://www.nusconnect.org.uk/pageassets/campaigns/highereducation/student-engagement-hub/resources/articles/SE-A01-BrysonHand.pdf.
- Bryson C, Hand L, Hardy C. An in-depth investigation of students' engagement throughout their first year at university. In: UK National Transitions Conference. 2009, UCL, London.
- Bryson C, Hand L, Hardy C. Settled in well socially socially, but just getting by academically. In: EFYE. 2009, Groningen.
- Bryson C, Hand L, Hardy C. Student expectations in Higher Education. Learning and Teaching Update 2009, 27, 4-6.
- Bryson C, McDowell L, McGugan S, Sanders G. A relationship heading for divorce? Assessment and Student Engagement. In: HEA. 2008, Harrogate.
- Bryson C. How the sector supports and develops part-time teaching staff. Educational Developments 2008, 9(1), 20-21.
- Bryson C, Hand L, Hardy C. 'I am going to work really hard': expectations and reality checks. In: European First Year Experience Conference (EFYE). 2008, Wolverhampton, UK: Institute for Learning Enhancement.
- Anderson V, Atfield R, Bryson C, Courtney N, Morgan A. Making the most of part-time teachers: support and development issies for part-time teachers in Business Schools. In: BMAF. 2008, Edinburgh.
- Hand L, Bryson C, ed. Student engagement. London: SEDA, 2008.
- Anderson V, Atfield R, Bryson C. The role and development of part-time teachers; issues and opportunities. In: HEA. 2008, Harrogate.
- Bryson C, Hand L, Hardy C. The student perspective on enhancing their experience of, and and their engagement with, their studies. In: SEDA. 2008, London.
- Bryson, C., Rice, C. and Scurry, T. The implications for quality of using part-time teachers. 2000. Centre of Academic Practice, Nottingham Trent University.
- Bryson C, Hardy C. The salience of social relationships and networks in enabling student engagement and success. Student Engagement in Higher Education Journal 2016, 1(1), 1-20.
- Bryson C, Furlonger R, Rinaldo F. A critical consideration of, and research agenda for, the approach of ‘students as partners’.. In: IUT Conference. 2015, Ljubljana. In Preparation.
- Bryson C. Engaging students with transformation: ways forward. In: Lea, J, ed. Enhancing Learning and Teaching in Higher Education. Milton Keynes: OUP, 2015. In Preparation.
- Bryson C. Clarifying the concept of student engagement. In: Bryson, C, ed. Understanding and Developing Student Engagement. Abingdon, UK: Routledge, 2014, pp.1-22.
- Bryson C, Hardie C. Nottingham tales: Diverse student journeys through their undergraduate degrees. In: Understanding and Developing Student Engagement. Abingdon, UK: Routledge, 2014, pp.25-46.
- Bryson C, Furlonger R, Petie O, Rinaldo-Langridge F. Partnership - turning theory into practice. In: RAISE Fourth Annual Conference. 2014, Manchester, UK.
- Bryson C. Reflections and Considerations about the Future of Student Engagement. In: Bryson, C, ed. Understanding and Developing Student Engagement. Abingdon, UK: Routledge, 2014, pp.231-240.
- Bryson C, Furlonger R. Unleashing the full potential for student engagement through students as partners. In: International Society for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (ISSOTL). 2014, Quebec, Canada.