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Student as Producer Report Guidelines

As stated in the funding guidelines for Student as Producer applications, on completion of your Student as Producer funded project the Institute for Advanced Teaching and Learning (IATL) will require a final project report, written to a standard suitable for publication on the IATL website. This report should be a practical and accessible account of the project for the general academic reader. We may suggest appropriate editorial changes.

You will be expected to submit your report on completion of the project along with a statement of expenditure (supported by receipts). Your report should be approximately 1500 to 2000 words in length or alternatively, it could take the form of a video or podcast. Video reports are particularly encouraged for Student as Producer (Performance) projects.

Project reports should be arranged under the following headings:

Project title and title page

The title page should include the author’s name, affiliation (e.g. Department of Sociology, University of Warwick), the date and name of the supervisor (if applicable) and should note that the project was funded by IATL’s Student as Producer fund.


A very short and accurate overview of your research, research findings, and the conclusions. The abstract should not exceed 150 words.


This section should include a clear statement of the research problem and main aims of the project. You should also include why you are studying it. This section should also describe clearly but briefly the background information of the problem and what has been done before (with literature citation) and draw a relationship between your research project and the scope and limitation of the previous works.


This section should include which methods you used to carry out your research and why these methods were preferred. You also need to provide a chronological account about how your project was carried out from the initial planning to its implementation.


If your research included data collection (more likely if you are working in a Science or Social Science area), this section should summarise the collected data and include any observation and statistical reports, tables, figures, maps etc which are required to analyse the data effectively.

Conclusion and outcome

This section should summarise the main conclusions of your research findings. Also add what you actually achieved throughout the project and reflect on the experience of undertaking research. This section should also include the ways in which you disseminated your knowledge both within and beyond your department and the university.


Provide a list of relevant bibliographical references.

Supplementary information

Where possible we ask that you also provide at least one photograph for use on your page on the IATL website. If you wish to provide any additional information e.g. further photographs, film, blog links etc., then please feel free to do so.

Reports should be submitted to IATL (IATL at warwick dot ac dot uk), by the deadline in your original offer letter, in either Microsoft Word or RTF file format.