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Eleven new Teaching Enhancement Project (TEPs) have been unveiled by the Leeds Institute for Teaching Excellence (LITE). The majority of the new cohort of educational innovators and scholars will start work this month (January) on a diverse range of projects strategically designed to improve student education at the University. The 11 projects – three of…
A NEW team dedicated to driving forward the development of teaching and learning in physics has been launched. The ‘Physics Education Research Group’, or, PERG, brings together staff who have interest and track record in developing students’ learning and engagement in physics to promote more in-depth research and development. Founded at the University of Leeds School…
The DIRECTOR of LITE has been awarded one of the most prestigious honours for higher education teaching. Dr Raphael Hallett, who heads up the Leeds Institute for Teaching Excellence, has been made a National Teaching Fellow by the Higher Education Academy, along with Dr Sarah Underwood, Director of the Centre for Enterprise & Entrepreneurship Studies,…
The School of Physics and Astronomy has officially joined the respected White Rose Industrial Physics Academy. The Academy (WRIPA), which is led by the Universities of York and Sheffield, alongside Hull and Nottingham, was established to promote technical career opportunities for physicists and help students find placements and graduate jobs. The University of Leeds has…
A VIRTUAL reality tool that could revolutionise the teaching and learning of geography has scooped a prestigious award. The Virtual Landscapes team at the University of Leeds, and Leeds College of Art, jointly developed the software which won the Times Higher Education award for Outstanding Digital Innovation in Teaching or Research at a ceremony in central…
THE LATEST edition of the Student Education Bulletin (SEB) is out. Deputy Vice-Chancellor of Student Education, Tom Ward, writes about his focus for the coming months and sets out how the University can adapt to the changing higher education environment. This edition also shines a light on some of the varied career-development pathways available for University…
A PRESTIGIOUS award that recognises international excellence in teaching and learning has been scooped for the third time by the Leeds Institute for Medical Education. The School is now one of only two medical schools internationally, along with the Southern Illinois University School of Medicine, in the US, to have been awarded three ASPIRE awards….
A NEW module aimed at boosting students’ communications skills is set to launch early in 2017. The ‘Skills in communicating research beyond the university’ is a 10 credit module designed to enable students to better explain research to people outside the higher education sector. It is designed to equip students with the right skills to…
AN INNOVATIVE new Masters degree designed to allow students to study and develop in both England and Germany has been launched. The international joint Masters programme, which focuses on the integration of design, technology and society, has been devised by academics at the University of Leeds in collaboration with an academic team at Mannheim University…