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Futurelib Student Learning Journey project report

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The Futurelib 'Student Learning Journey project' (October 2017 to May 2018) was an in-depth qualitative research study examining the needs, behaviours, motivations and approaches of Cambridge undergraduate and taught postgraduate students. It provided an opportunity to conduct a proactive, exploratory piece of research with those students, with the aim of developing Cambridge library services that continue to be tailored to the needs of their users.

In the latter stages of the project there was a focus on exploring student perceptions, approaches and experiences related to academic skills and information literacy, to support work being undertaken by CILN (Cambridge Information Literacy Network). There was an emphasis on working with taught postgraduate students, students in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Medicine), as well as students who, for Cambridge, might sometimes be considered ‘non-traditional’, for example, distance learners, part-time students and students who had taken varied routes to higher education.



Qualitative, Qualitative research, Student, Students, Taught students, Learning, University, Cambridge, Library, In-depth, Diary study, Diary studies, Interview, Feedback, Card sorting, Exploratory, User research

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