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VOLUNTEERS ARE being sought out for a new cohort of student education-focused mentoring programme run by the Leeds Institute for Teaching Excellence (LITE). The LITE Mentoring Scheme provides a framework of support in key areas across the student education network at the University of Leeds. Mentoring themes include scholarship and pedagogy, career development through student…
THE STUDENT Education Bulletin for Summer 2018 is now available to view online. This themed issue focuses on the many and varied ways in which postgraduate researchers at Leeds contribute to undergraduate student education. Alongside contributions from Claire Honess (Dean of the Doctoral College) and OD&PL outlining the training and support available for PGRs, we…
Internal only: these secondment opportunities are open to University of Leeds employees only The Leeds Institute for Teaching Excellence (LITE) is recruiting the next cohort of Excellence and Innovation Fellows and Teaching Enhancement Project (TEP) Leaders to join its growing community in 2019. Both roles focus on high quality teaching innovation, scholarship and leadership and further rubber…
Rebecca Huxley-Binns, who is professor of Legal Education and Vice-Provost, Academic Enhancement, at the University of Law, gave the seminar at the University of Leeds. Generation Z, as they have been coined, consist of those born in 1995 or later. A “Millennial”, or Generation Y, is a person reaching young adulthood around the year 2000. Professor Huxley-Binns…
A FULLY-funded PhD studentship which blends bioscience and pedagogy has been made available at the University of Leeds – but applicants must apply before Monday, March 12, 2018. The PhD project will take on the challenge of providing an evidence-based evaluation of key pedagogical innovations around higher education bioscience. Dr Dave Lewis, senior lecturer in Bioscience, who…
HELPING STAFF and students across higher education understand better the nature of student resilience is the focus of the first completed LITE research project. Inaugural Excellence and innovation Fellows at the Leeds Institute for Teaching Excellence Lydia Bleasdale and Sarah Humphreys today publish their final report: ‘Undergraduate Resilience Research Project’ This report considers the findings of a…
APPLICATIONS ARE being sought for funding up to £500 to support ‘pilot’ projects in the development of pedagogic research and innovative student education activities. It is hoped the Seedcorn Fund – provided by Pedagogic Research in the Arts (PRIA) – will help underpin future long-term research activity in the field of arts, humanities and cultures….
A DIGITAL platform developed by a Leeds medical student to tackle chronic liver disease has won a prize. Year 5 MBChB student Matthew Goldsworthy was awarded this year’s Dennis Parker Prize for his project which aims to improve patient understanding of chronic liver disease by using an educational screencast. The video, which is clinician-narrated, is also…
TACKLING HATE crime and sexual harassment on campus is set to benefit from a cash boost of nearly £60k. The University of Leeds and Leeds University Union (LUU) are joining forces on a HEFCE-funded project to improve hate crime awareness and reporting amongst students by creating a ‘challenge’, ‘report’ and ‘support’ culture on campus. Following a successful…
LITE DIRECTOR Dr Raphael Hallett has contributed to a new book on how Australian universities are preparing their students for the challenges of global employment in the 21st century. The book: ‘Education for Employability: Learning for Future Possibilities’, has been written by leading academics in Australia and will address a number of questions around how well…