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It has been a successful year for LITE events which have enjoyed healthy and a growing attendance. We have seen a strong response across 2019 from the LITE Community to both our traditional and new events. And we’ve added up the numbers and presented below to help explain.    ...

We’re proud to say 2019 has been an exciting and busy time of growth for LITE and its community –  and 2020 promises to be just the same. As well as offering our current portfolio of events, projects and funding opportunities, watch out for several new initiatives in the coming...

This year LITE has increased support for staff across campus who are keen to engage with pedagogic research and the scholarship of teaching and learning. As well as delivering focused workshops to help staff develop their expertise in pedagogic research LITE has introduced a number of new funding initiatives to...

IT has been an unprecedented year of growth for the LITE Community. The Institute’s main communication channels through web and social media and Sharepoint continue to go from strength-to-strength across the University, UK and international audiences. And 2019 has seen an expansion of the LITE Affiliate groups and networks and...

IT has been an exciting year of growth and expansion for LITE funding. We saw the relaunch of a new flexible LITE Fellowship as well a raft of new funding streams designed to promote and support Student Education at the University. These include the LITE Student Education Catalyst Fund to support...

IT HAS been a very busy 2019 for LITE and for the LITE community. At the beginning of the year we welcomed Katie Livesey as our Research Support Officer. Katie has gone on to develop outstanding support for all our project leaders and Fellows, enabling us to enhance the impact...

For our winter edition we feature the Project lead for Inclusivity Jenny Brady, who takes her turn in the Bulletin’s Q&A hot seat.   Tell us a bit about your career before your current role? I’ve spent the last 14 years working in Disability Services as a Disability Coordinator, specialising...

This issue’s focus on pedagogic research (PedR) takes a look at a recently published article: ‘The role of authentic assessment to preserve academic integrity and promote skill development and employability’ LITE Research Support Officer, Katie Livesey, examines the key issues here for the Bulletin. This paper explores a range of...

An innovative staff-student collaboration at the University is training student volunteers and aims to teach basic life-saving skills to more than 1,200 local residents in Autumn this year. Undergraduate medical student Ross Gillespie has secured one of the first LITE Student Education Catalyst Funds to strengthen this programme and to...

With an ever-growing demand for workers with computer programming skills how can higher education ensure it teaches and assesses student coders effectively enough to prepare them for the 21st century workplace? LITE’s Dr Craig A. Evans, and Dr Sam Wilson explain how their project to create an automated assessment platform that can...