The Reinvention Centre for Undergraduate Research, a collaborative project based in the Sociology Department at Warwick and the School of the Built Environment at Oxford Brookes, is part of a national HEFCE initiative to create Centres for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CETLs). The purpose of CETLs is to promote excellence across all subjects and aspects of teaching and learning in Higher Education. Funding 74 CETLs to the amount of £315 million over five years from 2005-06 to 2009-10, the CETLs represent HEFCE's largest ever single funding initiative in teaching and learning.
The main aim of the Reinvention Centre is to integrate research-based learning into the undergraduate curriculum. The purpose is not simply to teach undergraduates research skills but to enable undergraduates to become involved in research and integrated into the research cultures of their departments. Both staff and students in the Department of History have benefited from funding by the Reinvention Centre enhancing undergraduate research.
- Laura Home, 'Twentieth Century Britain oral history wokshop'
- Marcin Stepan and Maarten Hillebrandt, 'The Legacy of the Polish Solidarity Movement'