David Boughey

Professor David Boughey

Research Uncovered – Success for David Boughey

Professor David Boughey, our Associate Professor in International Business History, and Director of Student Engagement came top of the leader board in the Research Uncovered competition.

Research Uncovered is an opportunity for students to help create a series of open lectures, sharing our University's world-class research on a wider platform. The University continues to produce world leading research, and this year the Students’ Guild plans to make these ideas available to as wide an audience as possible.

Research Uncovered is based on the fantastic success of the FRUNI lecture series in 2012/13, which saw almost 1000 people attend five inspiring research lectures. This concept has been developed further for 2013/14, reaching out to the local community and wider International audiences with lectures in Exeter and Penryn, plus a dedicated online presence so that anyone can watch highlights.

Students were given the chance to vote for lecturers and lectures containing inspiring research they think should be available for more people to hear about. Professor Boughey came top in the University with an outstanding 148 votes, and will be one of seven lecturers sharing their research with students, staff and members of the local community in 2014. David's lecture on Britain's Railway Empire (with excursions into diamonds, gold, drains, and hotels) will be on January 13th 2014.

We caught up with Professor Boughey following his win:

“It was a wonderful surprise to come first in the Students’ Guild’s Research Uncovered vote. Engaging students in the research process, and facilitating original investigation as part of my final year module, International Business History, has been most rewarding. Students’ questions and discoveries have pushed my understanding of the development of British international business, and together demonstrate the value and validity of research at the centre of our teaching. Having students recognize this via Research Uncovered is an honour, and I hope that the lecture on the 13th will encourage more research/learning collaboration between students and staff.”

Date: 9 January 2014

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