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GRADUATES in the UK face a crowded job market with both employers and students recognising that a good degree alone may not be enough to stand out from the crowd.  So given the potential benefits of a Year in Industry, why don’t more students opt for placement modules? LITE Teaching Enhancement Project leaders,...

IT’s been two years since three new Collaborative lecture theatres were designed, built and launched at the University of Leeds. LITE Teaching Enhancement Project leader, Alice Shepherd, talks here about her experience following two sets of evaluation from both students and teaching and support staff in an eight minute video....

WITH most employers now recognising that many of the jobs on offer today will have vanished in the next 10 years, are our universities doing enough to meet the education challenges of the future? LITE Teaching Enhancement Project Co-Leader, Caroline Campbell, writes here about how her project shines a light...

AS universities across the world race to modernise their learning spaces to better meet the educational challenges of the 21st century, is the humble lecture theatre’s true value being overlooked? Professor Norma Martin Clement delves into the history books to shine a light on this evolving debate. There are regular opinion pieces...

THE effectiveness of assessment across higher education and the sector as a whole is at the centre of much debate. University of Leeds second year Chemistry undergraduate, Olivia Seago, was part of a student-led team who carried out a snapshot review of assessment across UK and international higher education. She...

MASSIVE open online courses or MOOCS are increasingly being used as a flexible alternative to face-to-face teaching. As part of her project LITE Teaching Enhancement Project Leader, Dr Natasha McKeever, has designed a MOOC to teach students the basic principles and ideas behind research ethics. Here Dr McKeever presents her top...

With the march of internationalisation and an increasing growth of online distance learning, the implications of the different academic, cultural and experiential backgrounds of students has made the transition to postgraduate level study more challenging than ever. LITE Teaching Enhancement Project Leader, Helen Durham, discusses how her project can aid...

In this third blog diary of a five-part series, LITE Teaching Enhancement Project Leader, Antonio Martínez-Arboleda, examines some communication nuances of the desktop capture process. My project is going well. I believe I have achieved a lot so far. I have given three presentations in London and Leeds, I am preparing...

DATA permeates most facets of modern living and its rapid growth now and in the future will have a huge bearing on graduate employment.  LITE Teaching Enhancement Project Leader, Dr Luke Burns, introduces his final project report here and asks if universities are doing enough to ensure students are equipped...

ARE students too rigid in their understanding of their subject matter when they join university and would an initial learning level assessment aid their learning journey? LITE Teaching Enhancement Project leader, Nimesh Mistry, writes here about some of the findings from his project and investigates further. How many times in your life...