Opinion

It was with great pleasure that I recently accepted the offer to become the new Director of Leeds Institute for Teaching Excellence on an interim basis. I believe that from LITE’s successful beginnings, it is now timely to review and re-energise the work and impact of the Institute. I bring...

ARE YOUNG people really ‘switched off’ from politics and being active in their local communities or are we just looking in the wrong places to see their efforts? LITE Teaching Enhancement Project Leader Bronwin Patrickson explores here how the next generation are making their voices heard across innovative new platforms. In...

University assessment is under the microscope and the sector is working hard to address issues surrounding it. LITE Excellence and Innovation Fellow Samantha Pugh examines what can be learnt from the secondary sector and how it may benefit students and staff in higher education. Assessment in education serves a number...

Higher education is under more pressure then ever to prove its value and measure the learning gain of its students. LITE Teaching Enhancement Project Leaders, Karen Llewellyn and Caroline Campbell, write here about how their project explores the benefits students get from their time at university. The Leeds Curriculum is...

A project designed to strengthen links between postgraduate taught students and the region’s buoyant cultural industries is being jointly run by the Leeds Institute for Teaching Excellence (LITE) and the University’s Cultural Institute. LITE intern and MA student, Francesca Taylor, has been supporting the project and writes here about her experiences. When I...

THE UNIVERSITY of Leeds has recently unveiled three redesigned tiered traditional lecture theatres making them into collaborative learning spaces. LITE Teaching Enhancement Project leader, Alice Shepherd, feeds back here on what it’s like to teach in them. My colleagues call me ‘the tech geek’.  I can understand why. I have a...

DOES CHILDHOOD learning hold the key to helping students grasp difficult concepts? LITE Teaching Enhancement Project leader, Nimesh Mistry, investigates here. From the day we are born we learn about the world around us by interacting with our environment, trying to make sense of it all so that we can...

WATCH HERE the videos of five University of Leeds TEDx speakers as they explore how technological advancements, widening participation and creative enrichment are transforming education as we know it. The Leeds Institute for Teaching Excellence sponsored event, ‘The Edge of Tomorrow’, was showcased in the Riley Smith Hall at the...

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...