Solertia is Bishop Grosseteste University’s newly launched student journal that showcases research undertaken by our undergraduate and postgraduate students.

The second edition features contributions from six students: Nicola Cragg (co-authored with Tom Dunn, Senior lecturer in Psychology), Emily Winfield, Libby Smith, Elaine Crane and Janet Taylor. This edition highlights a broad selection of articles ranging from soldiers’ experiences during WWI to the exploration of different perspectives on digital technology on children’s development.

Solertia is an initiative driven by the Faculty in collaboration with the Centre for Enhancement in Learning and Teaching (CELT) as well as Library Services, which publishes students’ work and, in some instances, acts as a springboard for emerging research careers.

The first edition of the biannual journal was published in late 2021, but due to pandemic restrictions, the official launch event was unable to take place and was rescheduled to coincide with the release of the second issue. Contributors from both editions, reviewers, and senior leaders were invited to attend the relaunch event in CELT and were the first to read through the spring edition.

Dr. Sacha Mason, Head of Programmes for Education, Health and Lifelong Learning, and part of the editorial team said: “Solertia plays an important role for research and knowledge exchange at BGU, and I’m delighted that we were finally able to host an official launch as a celebration of all the hard work that has gone into launching BGU’s own student journal.

“The second edition includes two postgraduate articles from MA in Education and MA in Social and Cultural History programmes, and undergraduate submissions from students on programmes within Education, Health and Lifelong Learning and Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences portfolios to offer something for everyone!

“I’d like to thank everyone involved in making Solertia happen, including the student contributors and Faculty for their support in submitting articles for publication, to the reviewers for assisting us with the selection process, and to CELT and BGU Library Services for their support in the publication of both editions. We are looking forward to sharing more from a range of different disciplines and writing genres in subsequent editions!”

Solertia is available as a hard copy and online at:

22nd April 2022

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