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THE IMPACT of Brexit and the dawn of the Trump administration is already having an effect across higher education. How will this changing tide impact on the universities ability to develop globally flexible and emotionally resilient students? LITE Teaching Enhancement Project leaders, Clair Souter, and, Melissa Schuessler, explore this question here. There...

A staggering total of 90 per cent of the world’s data has been generated in just the past two years. But what does this ‘data revolution’ mean for higher education, students and the way they are taught? LITE Teaching Project Enhancement Leader, Dr Luke Burns, explores here this changing world....

  EXPLORING and questioning the knowledge base required to work within the discipline of English for Academic Purposes (EAP) was the theme of a recent symposium. LITE fellow, Bee Bond, reflects here on the emerging themes from the day, how they connect to her current LITE project, and to the...

DESPITE MORE women entering higher education across the world they are less likely than men to choose an entrepreneurship course. Award-winning enterprise lecturer, Dr Sally Jones, explores what role gender-specific language plays in this. Research increasingly argues that entrepreneurship is seen as masculine: reflecting high-profile entrepreneurs like Steve Jobs, Richard...

WHAT DO we as teachers need to know about the language of our discipline in order to communicate its knowledge and expectations? LITE fellow Bee Bond writes here about her project and its focus on making knowledge and language clearer to students. As Internationalization moves further up the strategic agenda,...

HOW DO we better prepare our students in the step up to higher education and the challenges of the world post-university? LITE fellow, Lydia Bleasdale-Hill, will explore in her research how we can enhance student resilience in the face of such tests. If we listened to our intellect we’d never...

  ARE TRADITIONAL lecture theatres and learning spaces getting the best from our teachers and students? Digital Learning Director at the University of Leeds, Dr Neil Morris, writes about how a new collaborative model is transforming the landscape. All universities have large tiered lecture theatres.  They were designed in a...

THE POWER of research-led teaching and student co-creation. Laura King and Kevin Linch, School of History, discuss the value of handing over research initiative to the students. All modules evolve: research-based teaching means that we frequently update the content of our module with latest research, ideas and approaches to a topic....