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R.E.A.L. Inquiry

REAL Inquiry: Research Experience for Aspiring Leaders

R.E.A.L Inquiry is the undergraduate research initiative Longwood University has developed as its Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP). Learn more

Download / View the March 18 PowerPoint Presentation

Dr. Amorette Barber with students in the lab

Win T-Shirts and Other Great Prizes

From mid-February through mid-March, the campus community will have a chance to win multiple prizes including t-shirts, gift cards and a catered coffee break for faculty and staff! 

How do you win? Follow Longwood University on Facebook and Twitter and be the first to answer our weekly quiz questions.  Also, lookout for on-campus events and mail campaigns offering more chances to win prizes and QEP gear.


R.E.A.L. Inquiry uses the development of research skills and the practice of research as a vehicle for improving students' critical thinking, information literacy, and communication skills.

Goal 1: To improve students’ learning by promoting their discovery of new knowledge through research.

Goal 2: To improve students’ learning by facilitating student-faculty collaboration in research.

Goal 3: To improve students’ learning by advancing an understanding of the importance of disseminating the results of research in academic and civic communities.