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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...

Student mental health and wellbeing across higher education is rightly under more scrutiny than ever. LITE’s Dr Bridgette Bewick writes here about her two-year Fellowship and how there has never been a better time for universities to make changes. New approaches are required if we are to address the mental...

Education Officer Abiha Khan is enjoying her time in the job. Here she writes for the first time in a new regular SEB column about her work to date. As I write this, my first column for SEB, I simply cannot believe how fast my time in this post is...

Professor Neil Morris, Dean of Digital Education, gives an update on digital education from across the University of Leeds. Minerva I am writing this fully aware of the very difficult situation currently facing us in relation to the availability of Minerva, and the challenges this is causing for all staff...

Institute Director Professor Tina Overton recaps on a strong year for the LITE Community and looks forward to #SEC2020. As we approach the end of a busy semester we hope that colleagues take the opportunity to recharge their education batteries before the start of semester 2. There is no better...

Professor Tom Ward, Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Student Education), focuses on a refreshed outline for education strategy, gives an update on Minerva, improving accessibility, and others in his last column of the year. As we look forward to the Student Education Conference 2020, I want to take this opportunity to acknowledge all...

Each new edition of SEB, we’ll shine a light on a different aspect of the Student Education community at Leeds. This edition sees outgoing Education Officer, Serene Esuruoso, take her turn in the Bulletin’s Q&A hotseat. How have you found your term as Education Officer? It has been one of...

This issue’s focus on pedagogic research (PedR) takes a look at the recently published article exploring the ‘threshold concepts’ about online pedagogy for novice online teachers in higher education LITE Research Officer, Katie Livesey, examines the salient parts here for SEB. With online learning playing an increasingly significant role in...

The Basque city of Bilbao in northern Spain provided the venue for LITE’s first International Collaborative Writing Retreat (ICWR). Co-organiser, Dr Kelvin Tapley writes for SEB about his experience. From having the idea at last year’s ISSoTL in Bergen, Norway, it was seven months in the organising and attracted attendees from...

THE Professional Recognition in Student Education (PRiSE) scheme at the University of Leeds will celebrate its two-year anniversary in September. Rebecca O’Loughlin, who’s led the scheme from its inception, writes here about the journey so far, the achievements and what the future holds. This feels like a good time to...