Located within the Department of Education in the School of Education and Social Work, the research centre CHEER has been established to consolidate higher education research and scholarship at the University of Sussex.
CHEER stands for the Centre for Higher Education and Equity Research. CHEER's director is Professor Louise Morley.
Download the CHEER Annual Report: 2014/15 [PDF 2.32MB]
Download the CHEER Brochure: 2015 [PDF 3.07MB]
Latest CHEER News
1. Professor Louise Morley has been awarded a Visiting Professorship at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden. She will spend a total of 12 weeks with colleagues in Sweden from October 2016 to June 2017, contributing to developing higher education studies in Gothenburg's Faculty of Education, and furthering research and scholarship links with CHEER.
2. Professor Louise Morley presented Future Directions for UK Higher Education [PPTX 1.06MB] on 6 June at the Society for Research into Higher Education's (SRHE) conference Future Directions for UK Higher Education: Looking Forward in Uncertain Times. The event was attended by members of the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE), the Quality Assurance Agency, the National Union of Students, the Higher Education Commission, and academics from around the UK.
CHEER was delighted to welcome Professor Yumiko Hada and Dr Ryo Sasaki from Hiroshima University, Japan on 3 May. The newly-founded Research Institute of Japan aims to develop co-operation between British and Japanese research institutes and universities, as well as involving business sectors - such as companies, private entities and civil societies - in order to deepen the relationship between the two countries.
The partnership with CHEER will include collaborative research, joint seminars in the UK and Japan, and co-authored papers. It will involve CHEER members and doctoral scholars. Some of the key areas of collaborative higher education research interest include:
- Teaching and learning
- Equity and inclusion
- The future of doctoral education.