@Lou – you make a very good point. It wasn’t quite captured in the manifesto (time was against us) but we talked a lot about student open practice, drawing on Frances Bell’s excellent recent post about students as reflective practitioners. If anything, I suspect we need to use a more inclusive term (like scholar?) in the text above in place of academic. I suppose an academic is literally “a member of an academy”, which should include students but most often seems not to.