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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...

Professor Buitendijk writes about the importance of Community here at Leeds in her first Student Education Bulletin column. Let me start by thanking each and every one of you for the incredible efforts you’re making to ensure we continue to offer our students the best education and experience possible in what are truly exceptional circumstances.  These are challenging times for us...

Accessible version of Student Education Bulletin autumn 2020

With European Academic Integrity week and the International day of action against contract cheating, Caroline Campbell and Lorna Waddington, Project Leads for Academic Integrity Strategies LITE Fellowship examine the rise in contract cheating and why we need to convince our students of the benefits of integrity, both academic and personal.   International Day of Action Against Contract Cheating Day reminds us of the growing problem of contract cheating and our responsibility...