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Top PI Paul Ashwin: Teaching, funding and Covid-19

Tailor teaching to your students rather than sticking to rigid ideas of best practice

At a time when so many academics are struggling to deliver lectures, teach and support student learning online, the research of Paul Ashwin, professor of higher education at the University of Lancaster, has become particularly topical. Ashwin has spent most of his academic career probing how students in higher education learn and what policies and interventions might support or endanger that learning.

He has a few pointers for academics who might be feeling out of their depth now plunged into the new normal of online learning, and discusses his personal philosophy on research funding.

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