Dr Stuart Sims
Stuart is the Lead Researcher on the REACT project. He is responsible for directing the activities of the research team to explore issues of motivation, attainment, retention and belonging in Student Engagement practices through a mixed methods approach across the REACT network.

Stuart is also Head of Student Engagement at The University of Winchester. This primarily involves developing and implementing the strategic institutional direction for Student Engagement including oversight for various student engagement initiatives.

This includes co-ordinating the Student Fellows Scheme which is core to the work of REACT. This initiative partners students with academic staff on co-educational development projects. The Student Fellows Scheme has received national recognition from The Guardian, HEA and NUS.

Stuart is a frequent contributor to Student Engagement events including presentations at conferences organised by RAISE, SEDA, Jisc and Inside Government. He also teaches on the PG Certificate and MA in Learning & Teaching in Higher Education and edits Winchester’s journal of undergraduate work Alfred.

Publications:

Sims, S., Luebsen, W., Guggiari-Peel, C. (2017) Exploring the Role of Co-Curricular Student Engagement ParticipationS in Student Retention, Attainment and Improving Inclusivity. Journal of Educational Innovation, Partnership and Change. Vol 3 (1). ISSN: 2055-4990.

Dunne, E., Lowe, T., Sims, S., Luebsen, W., Guggiari-Peel, C. (2017) Realising Engagement through Active Culture Transformation: An Introduction to the REACT Programme. Journal of Educational Innovation, Partnership and Change. Vol 3 (1). ISSN: 2055-4990.

Lowe, T., Dunne, E., Luebsen, W. & Sims, S. (2017). Structuralised Peer Feedback between Universities – A Case Study from the REACT Project. Educational Developments. Published by SEDA.

Lowe, T., Shaw, C., Sims, S., King, S., and Paddison, A. (2017) The Development of Contemporary Student Engagement Practices at the University of Winchester & Winchester Student Union. International Journal for Students as Partners , 1 (1). ISSN 2560-7367

Shaw, C., Humphrey, O. Atvars, T., Sims, S. (2017) Who They Are and How to Engage Them: A Summary of the REACT Systematic Literature Review of the 'Hard to Reach' in Higher Education. Journal of Educational Innovation, Partnership and Change. Vol 3 (1) ISSN: 2055-4990.

Elphick, M., Sims, S. (2017) Reflections on Encouragin the Use of Mobile Devices Through Staff-Student Partnership. Journal of Education, Partnership and Change. Vol 3 (1). ISSN 2055-4990.