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THE KEY note speakers for the Student Education Conference 2020 (#SEC2020) have been unveiled by the Leeds Institute for Teaching Excellence (LITE) – and submissions for abstracts are now open. Michael Tomlinson, Associate Professor in Education and Director of the Professional Doctorate in Education at University of Southampton, will present a talk on graduate capital…
SEVENTY academics have contributed to 30 chapters to the publication of a ‘Festschrift’ in tribute to LITE Director Professor Tina Overton. ‘Teaching Chemistry in higher education‘, is a collection of contributions from experienced chemistry educators from the UK, Ireland and Australia who have worked on themes related to Prof. Overton’s approaches to teaching Chemistry. A…
TEN FELLOWS and six projects from across the University of Leeds have been selected for the latest round of funding by the Leeds Institute for Teaching Excellence (LITE). The new flexible Fellowships – which range from between one year to three years in duration – are both single and jointly staffed with staggered start dates…
  THE FINDINGS from two LITE projects have been launched in a new ‘Snapshot’ format Dr Samantha Pugh‘s project: ‘Reimagining university assessment by learning from secondary education’ and Dr Natasha McKeever’s, ‘Teaching Research Ethics: A New resource for an Old Need’ are the first to be previewed in the new style. The new format brings together…
THE SUCCESSFUL applicants for this round of the LITE Student Education Catalyst Fund have been announced. A mixture of staff and students have won the funding to boost innovation in education across the University of Leeds. Projects ranging from research into ‘Germ Bugs’, to ‘Learning Arabic Dialect(s)’, and ‘Managing the second year slump’, will benefit from…
A SUCCESSFUL funding pilot to support events around the scholarship of teaching and learning has been rolled out on a longer term basis by the Leeds Institute for Teaching Excellence (LITE). The  Supporting PedR Fund, which aims to provide up to £400 per bid for staff to deliver an event promoting research into student education…
A Revamped and more sustainable Student Education Bulletin (SEB) has been launched by the Leeds Institute for Teaching Excellence (LITE). The SEB, which started off life as the Learning & Teaching Bulletin in 2002, covers news, features and comment in Student Education from across the University of Leeds. Click the PDF below for a look…
EXPLORING the potential of learning analytics to impact student learning and academic practice is the focus of a new Fellowship launched by the Leeds Institute for Teaching Excellence (LITE). The LITE Learning Analytics Fellowship will play an important role in the development of the institutional learning analytics strategy and a Code of Practice on learning…
A NEW teaching fellowship that brings together two previous secondments into one flexible offer of both funding and time has been designed by the Leeds Institute for Teaching Excellence (LITE). The LITE Fellowship is a merger of the former year-long Excellence and Innovation Fellowship and the shorter Teaching Enhancement Project into a secondment model designed…
A NEW fund to support staff and student innovation in education across the University of Leeds has been launched by the Leeds Institute for Teaching Excellence (LITE). Both staff and students can apply for the LITE Student Education Catalyst Fund, which will provide a small project grant of £1,000 to help boost student education at…