About the Centre for Higher Education Research and Practice
Kingston University's new Centre for Higher Education Research and Practice (CHERP) was launched in August 2013. Based at the Kingston Hill campus, CHERP will significantly contribute to the establishment of higher education studies as a discipline in its own right whilst supporting practicing staff in achieving the highest level of professionalism and scholarship at all stages of their career. This will include staff starting their academic careers through to experienced staff across different career pathways. CHERP's core activities are guided and informed by high quality research and scholarship (including that carried out by the Kingston Education Research Network) relating to current and future national and international contexts.
We offer a range of courses including the Learning and Teaching in Higher Education Postgraduate Certificate (delivered online), the new Research and Practice in Higher Education MA (subject to validation) and, from 2015, a professional doctorate in the same area.
CHERP manages the Kingston Academic Practice Standards (KAPS) framework for academics, which is accredited by the Higher Education Academy. This demonstrates the commitment of our staff to lifelong learning and continuing professional development.