IMPact is 1! 2019 Special Student Edition now online


We would like to take this opportunity to thank the editorial board, reviewers and authors for their support in making our first year so successful.

Following publication of our first edition in April 2018 we welcomed a range of papers for the second edition. And now in April 2019 we are delighted to publish two more; our first birthday edition and our 2019 special student edition. Please browse all editions and papers using the archives tab above.

The engagement from University of Lincoln undergraduates with this valuable opportunity to experience a supportive but robust peer-reviewed publication process has been fantastic and we are pleased to be able to share a range of high quality student papers which will inform teaching practices at UoL.

It is an honour to have Professor Mike Neary present the opening paper in this student edition and discussing the importance of student authored contributions, Student as Producer as an organising principle for research and teaching and the production of knowledge and the role of students, and IMPact, within this.

Elena Maria Gaschino’s piece presents a research summary of her evaluation on student mentoring:

Amy Gibbons write a perspective piece on her experience of the Undergraduate Research Opportunity Scheme Experience:

Christopher William Ross with co-authors Dave Prichard (LALT) and Christopher Headleand (Computer Science) describes the PLUS+ peer teaching model currently being piloted in the School of Computer Science:

Marianne Lou Keeler’s piece Fitting-In Whilst Standing-Out In The Academy explores her experiences as a non traditional HE student:

Now accepting undergraduate submissions year round

Following the success of the 2019 Student Edition of IMPact we have taken the decision to accept papers from undergraduates year round. Submissions may be adaptations of final year independent study (dissertations) made collaboratively with supervisors or reflections on experiences of participating in Student as Producer initiatives such as the Undergraduate Research Opportunities Scheme (UROS) or other aspects of higher education.

Launching IMPact blogs

To further the reach of IMPact we are launching blogs, these short notices of approximately 250 words lend themselves to updates from research in progress and allow rapid dissemination and impact. Blogs will be accepted from colleagues and students. Please email to submit or to discuss further.

Plans for the future

  • Call for papers for next edition deadline 2nd September 2019
  • Writing retreat 11th June 2019, 9am-4pm Riseholme Campus – open to colleagues to work on any writing with the IMPact team on hand to offer support. Keynote by Professor John Sharp, Head of LHERI on publishing for beginners 9-10am


Get Involved

  1. Make a submission
  2. Join our panel of reviewers
  3. Join our editorial board. We have a few vacancies and encourage representatives from across all areas of the institution to assist us in continuing to improve and grow the journal.


For more information please email