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With the International Day of Action Against Contract Cheating, Caroline Campbell and Lorna Waddington, Project Leads for the  Academic Integrity Strategies LITE Fellowship, review progress made over the last 12 months in combatting the threat of contract cheating, and offer guidance on how we can better inform our students of...

LITE Fellows Ruth Payne and Andrew Mearman consider further implications of their work for future practice at Leeds. This blog is also available here as an audio clip One possible implication of ELIXIR (Exploring links between induction, exit, and retention) is structural. A key impact of the project was to...

When we suggested we might abandon Freshers’ Week, we didn’t anticipate closing the campus completely. LITE Fellows Andrew Mearman and Ruth Payne reflect on the impact COVID-19 has had on the way we approach welcome and induction at Leeds and show where there are signs of positive regrowth.  The blog...

Each new edition of SEB, we’ll shine a light on a different aspect of the Student Education community at Leeds. This edition sees the University’s first ever International Officer, Franks Feng, take his turn in the Bulletin’s Q&A hotseat.   The International Officer post is new to the University, can...

This issue’s focus on pedagogic research (PedR) explores the traditional image problem PedR has faced, but how that is now changing. LITE’s Research Assistant, Andrew Moffat, talks through some of the issues and how they are being overcome here for SEB. Pedagogic research is more important now than ever before.  Modern universities...

With the onset of the pandemic, there was a rapid shift to move everything away from the physical to an online method of delivery. LITE Research Support Officer, Dave Riley, charts here how the Share, Adopt, Adapt Workshops (SAAW) were a central part of that journey. At LITE, our approach...

Too often the higher education story of black and other under-represented students is perennially one of under-performance, lack of ambition, engagement and attainment writ large by data. LITE Fellow Dr Iwi Ugiagbe-Green outlines her project here and asks whether we are using the right language to frame the discussion, and...

PROFESSOR Peter Jimack has been appointed as the interim Deputy Vice Chancellor: Student Education – and he has begun his tenure by paying tribute to the work of his predecessor. Council approved the appointment with immediate effect of Professor Jimack in his new senior leadership role at the University of...

Newly elected Education Officer, Carolina Hall-Rodriguez, writes about her introduction to life as a University Union executive officer and sets out some of her objectives in her SEB column. It has been a whirlwind start to the new academic year, and it is hard to believe that it has already...

In this edition of SEB, Neil Morris, the newly appointed Interim DVC: Digital Transformation, reflects on the hybrid delivery model for student education. In June this year, we established a set of Education Delivery Principles for 2020/21 that set out a vision of a: ‘Student-centred active learning approach to deliver...