Dr. Christel Lutz receives Comenius Senior Fellows Grant

We are happy to share that our Director of Education, Dr. Christel Lutz, has been selected as a recipient of the prestigious Comenius Senior Fellows Grant for 2023 from the NRO. The Comenius Grant has been awarded since 2017 to help academics and leaders to bring about their vision for the futures of their respective institutions. Dr. Lutz had prepared a proposal entitled "Student Partners in Community Engaged Curriculum Innovation (SPiCE-UCU)". The summary of the project proposal was as follows:

'Co-creative methodologies enhance the societal relevance of education, and students benefit from partnerships in which they collaborate with their teachers on the design of their education. But co-creation practices come with a new challenge, to make these practices inclusive. By introducing student partners and student-teacher teams, SPiCE-UCU will (1) bring to all our students co-creation practices that currently only our most daring students engage in with our most innovative teachers, (2) develop ways to do this in a manner that suits our specific learning community, and (3) distil encouraging and practical methods which can benefit other institutions.'

We congratulate Dr. Lutz for her achievement and wish her every success in the implementation of this highly significant project.