Autobiographical accounts of students working on the Innocence Project London (IPL): students telling their story about how working on the IPL affected their lives

Louise Hewitt, Louise Owusu-Kwarteng


This reflection on a presentation at the Greenwich Learning and Teaching Conference (SHIFT) 2021 shows how powerful a sense of belonging can be, not only for students, but also for academics. By sharing their autobiographical reflections’ project, the student and staff presenters so powerfully connected with their audience that everyone was struck by the importance of collaborations that give students a voice. The occasion both produced some unanticipated outcomes and enabled everyone to relate personal experience to that of others.’


Autobiography, higher education, innocence organisation, human experience

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