About HERN

The Higher Education Research network is designed to facilitate research links across the College in order to enhance the development of scholarly, research led practice in higher education, to encourage cross-disciplinary research networks and in so doing build on the existing strengths of the college in teaching and research.  The philosophy underpinning the establishment of this network is the importance of cross-college links around research into higher education  and a belief in the importance of an approach to higher education practice which, like other aspects of research, conceptualizes it as intellectually challenging, complex and open to investigation.  The approaches and areas of interest outlined in this site are multiple and varied, reflecting the diversity of interests and talents across the college and the rich complexity of higher education.

Latest News

The Higher Education Research Network (HERN) has recently published a new HERN-J volume:

Higher Education Research Network Journal Vol 7 - Prize Winning Essays (4th edition) (pdf, 1.2MB) edited by Dr Deesha Chadha and Dr David Hay.



The Higher Education Research Network (HERN) received its official launch on 15th June 2010 at the King's Learning Institute Excellence in Teaching Conference. To coincide with the launch of the network the first volume of the HERN Journal of Prizewinning Essays was released.  The journal is now available in PDF format and can be downloaded from this website by clicking on the links on this page.


Festival of Learning Tuesday 14 September 2010
HERN Journal Volume 1
HERN Journal Volume 2
HERN Journal Volume 3
HERN Journal Volume 4
HERN Journal Volume 5
HERN Journal Volume 6
HERN Journal Volume 7
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HERN Three Year Development Plan Download PDF