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This issue’s article for the PedR Focus has been selected by Katie Livesey, Teaching Excellence Manager in LITE. This article is timely given the huge challenges facing universities, and the wider education sector as a whole, which have had to rapidly adapt in response to the ongoing worldwide crisis. With lecture theatres standing empty and campuses shutting down, lecturers will...

As Education Officer Abiha Khan‘s term draws to a close she provides an update on education developments across the University from the student perspective. We’re already three months into 2020 and what a year it’s been so far!   We kicked off this year with the iconic LITE Student Education Conference...

Could we be seeing an end to Freshers’ Week? LITE Fellows Andrew Mearman and Ruth Payne suggest that students need more than a brief introduction to academia and a pub crawl. LITE’s ELIXIR project is looking closely at what 21st century students want and need in their first year at...

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...