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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…
KEY CIVIC partners are being sought by the University of Leeds to work alongside students to help shape a new postgraduate course module fit for the 21st century. Leeds-based organisations from politics, culture and the community are being invited to apply to join the engagement and impact project, which will ask fundamental questions about the…
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 (E&IFs) and Teaching Enhancement Project (TEP) Leaders to join its growing community in 2018 Both roles focus on high quality teaching innovation, scholarship and leadership and…
A LITE fellow’s research project paper has been awarded a prestigious ‘best in conference’ award. Lydia Bleasdale, Leeds Institute for Teaching Excellence (LITE) fellow’s paper ‘Contextualising Resilience Amongst Law Students’ was given the Stan Marsh Best Paper prize at the Association of Law Teachers Conference last month. The paper, which is based on Lydia’s LITE…
THE STUDENT Education Bulletin for February has been uploaded and is ready to view. This issue includes coverage of SEC/DigiFest, including a review from Pro-Vice Chancellor, for Student Education at the University, Tom Ward, and reflections from across our range of participants – keynotes, exhibitors, speakers, delegates, workshop leaders and parallel session speakers – and…
LITE HAS scored a successful funding bid for a significant amount to strengthen links between postgraduate taught students and the region’s buoyant cultural industries. The ‘Mending a Broken Bridge’ project, led by Dr Rafe Hallett, Director of the Leeds Institute for Teaching Excellence (LITE), has attracted £30,000 worth funding from the Higher Education Funding Council…
A NEW transcontinental research project will examine the way technology is affecting traditional campus-based degrees. The Unbundled University: Researching emerging models in an unequal landscape is a 26-month project to explore whether the traditional university package for the student-experience, including teaching, content and assessment – is still relevant. As part of the project, which has…
WOULD YOU like to play a key role in shaping the evolution of the digitally-enabled and collaborative learning spaces of tomorrow? The Leeds Institute for Teaching Excellence (LITE) is seeking a Teaching Enhancement Project Leader to evaluate the use and impact of collaborative lecture theatres. Applications for the fixed term, year-long secondment are invited from current…