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LEGACY Project

Strand 1: Measurement of Learning Gain

'A longitudinal study which aims to understand core dimensions of student Learning Gain (LG), develop LG measurement instrument and perform analyses of collated data'

Strand 2:
R2 Strengths

'Finalist undergraduates will complete the R2 Strengths profile. Their unique Strengths will help to inform and prepare them for the graduate recruitment and selection process'

Strand 3: Career Adaptabilities

'Tracking of student cohorts across multiple academic years, allowing Careers Advisors to provide individual advice, guidance and support to students who have specific career progression aims'

Strand 4: International Experiences

'Researching self-perceived employability learning gains of students that partcipate in Work Abroad, Study Abroad or On Campus within a HE environment'

About Legacy

Legacy lightbulbThe Learning and Employability Gain Assessment CommunitY Project (LEGACY), is a collaborative research project involving 18 Russell Group universities, it aims to measure and evaluate learning gain in higher education in England. The project will measure variances in knowledge, skills, work-readiness and personal development of students through developed measurement tools, analysis of experiences and implementation of careers advice and support. The LEGACY project will conclude in September 2018 and is part funded by the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE)

Contact us at or tweet us @LegacyLGproject

Project News & Events

Sector Related News


27 September 2018 Learning Gain: An Agenda for Change, Woburn House, London (final event).

22 February 2018 Learning Gain Cross-Institutional Networking Event, Sheffield Hallam University

8 February 2017 LEGACY Seminar -Exploring Learning Gain in Higher Education (PDF Document), Nottingham, UK

13 December 2016 - The Future of Learning Gain in the HE Landscape, London, UK

6 - 9 December 2016 SRHE Conference, Newport Wales

28 - 30 November 2016 - NAGCAS, Adelaide, Australia

Useful Reports/Links

A review of Teaching Quality in Higher Education: Literature Review and Qualitative Research (PDF Document) - prepared for the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills

All HEFCE Learning Gain Pilot Project Coordinators can be contacted through a generic email address set-up by JISC, please email

Contextualising Employability for the LEGACY Project(PDF Document)

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