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Teaching and Research

Academic Innovation Project (AIP) fund

Funding opportunities for pedagogic research and outcomes of pedagogic research activities.


DMU Self-Assessment of progress in the implementation of the HR Excellence in Research Award 2010 – 2014

This document reviews the progress made by DMU since it obtained the HR Excellence in Research award in 2010 and provides an action plan for the continuing work from 2012-14.

For further information please contact Dr Ray Kent, Director of Research, Business and innovation in the first instance,

Carving the Information Literacy Niche Within Graduate Employability

A Teacher Fellow project at De Montfort University explored the context and practicalities of developing a Graduate Skills Licence (Information Literacy) in answer to the current higher education drive for graduate employability.  Research revealed the hidden complexities behind the development of an originally simple notion.  It provided scope to create a research informed self-evaluation grid of information literacy skills.  It highlighted the need for a multi-agency approach, forging new connections to achieve employability.  Practice at other institutions is considered.  Librarians have both a key role and a new opportunity to place themselves at the heart of contemporary higher education issues.

Towlson, Kaye and Rush Nathan (2013), Carving the Information Literacy Niche Within Graduate Employability, New Review of Academic Librarianship, 19 (3) pp 300 – 315, Available from:
Accessed 1/12/20