Student Diaries Research Project

What is the Student Diaries Research Project? 

We are inviting undergraduate students to keep a diary of their day-to-day experience of Oxford’s learning environment.

The Student Diaries Research Project is part of the Centre for Teaching and Learning's Diversity of Student Experience Research Project. The project is exploring how students from diverse backgrounds participate in teaching and learning at Oxford. 

Students are invited to keep a diary of their teaching and learning experiences for a total of three weeks over the course of three terms, responding to a set of prompts on OneNote (approximately 3.5 hours a week, for about 25 minutes a day). Students will also be interviewed and take part in a focus group. 

Students who participate will be employed on contract and paid at the hourly rate. 

Why do we want to know about your teaching and learning experience? 

As part of the Diversity of Student Experience Research Project, we would like to understand your teaching and learning experience at Oxford. The findings from the project will be used to inform decisions about how to improve students’ experiences of Oxford’s teaching and learning environments.

How can I sign up? 

If you are interested in being involved, please read our participant information sheet (SSO required), then sign up to participate.

We will then contact you to discuss how to use OneNote to document your everyday learning experiences as they occur, using multimedia, audio and visual and text recordings, in an autoethnographic approach.

Who can I contact if I have any questions? 

If you have any questions or comments about the Student Diaries Research Project, please contact the Centre for Teaching and Learning