Cameron Graham

Research title

The development of criticality among students in higher education: a case study of Masters students in an elite university.

Research summary

'The development of criticality among students in higher education: a study of masters students in three universities'


The current research project is sponsored by University of Glasgow, College of Social Sciences.

University of Glasgow (2018) – Learning & Teaching Development Fund (LTDF); ‘Evidencing Effective Practice in Groupwork’ Research Project (£2,500)




Graham, C. (2019) Preparing for Uncertainty? Investigating the Development of Criticality in International Masters Students. In European Conference on Educational Research (ECER 2019), Germany: Hamburg, Sep 2-3 2019 (Accepted, Unpublished). 

Graham, C. (2017) Critical beings: to what extent does higher education develop students as reflective, critical thinkers and actors?. In Scottish Educational Research Association (SERA) conference, UK: Ayr, 22-24 November 2017 (Unpublished).

Graham, C. (2017) IoC@UWS: an inclusive approach to Internationalisation of the Curriculum (IoC). In International Higher Education Teaching and Learning (HETL) Conference, UK: Paisley, 27-28 June 2017 (Unpublished).

Graham, C. (2017) Internationalising learning in widening access institutions: a case study. In Quality Assurance Agency (QAA) 3rd International Enhancement in Higher Education Conference, UK: Glasgow, 6-8 June 2017 (Unpublished).

Graham, C. & Mackie, C. (2017) Writing Through Making [poster]. In Association of Learning Developers in HE (ALDinHE) Conference, UK: Southampton, March 2015 - (Winner of Best Poster Prize) (Unpublished).



I have been teaching and supporting students in higher education for over nine years, beginning by leading workshops and labs on using software to assist study skills development, to lecturing large groups of students on academic development and now tutoring masters students in education. 

Most of my teaching has been as an Effective Learning Tutor having worked with student’s at all academic levels and backgrounds teaching in groups (lectures, tutorials, workshops) and providing one-to-one support and consultation on academic development, namely covering areas such as academic writing and critical thinking. I have most recently taught international undergraduate students as part of my role as College Assistant International Learning Officer supoprting these students as they transition into university study and adapt to the demands and expectations of UK higher education, namely in developing academic literacy so as to help them succeed in their studies in the UK and beyond.

In the School of Education, I have taught on the Advanced Educational Research (AER) optional masters course for the last two years and have also taught on other courses within the masters education suite, including Modern Educational Thought (MET) and Seminars in Contemporary Issues in Education (SCIE).