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Recent years has seen a growing movement to decolonise the curriculum across higher education and beyond. LITE’s Dr Nina Wardleworth‘s project is at the very heart of making the curriculum at Leeds more inclusive, she writes here about her work and the quickly changing landscape. Decolonising the curriculum initiatives have...

A TWO-YEAR project across five Universities led by Leeds to help widen participation in postgraduate taught students is nearing completion. Project leader Jennifer Coates introduces a video outlining the Office for Students-funded project and writes here about how it produced some interesting findings.   Widening Participation for students entering higher...

In this edition’s digital column,  Professor Neil Morris, introduces the University’s new mobile voting software to support and enhance student engagement across teaching at Leeds. The University has recently agreed to implement an institutional mobile voting solution from August 2019, available to all staff and students, following an extensive cross-institutional...

Institute Director Professor Tina Overton writes about how hard work behind the scenes is contributing to a rising momentum across the LITE community. It has been a busy time in LITE over the past couple of months. We have launched the all new flexible LITE Fellowship and our new Catalyst...

Professor Tom Ward, Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Student Education), covers the University’s 2020 strategy, TEF, the Augar review and the Leeds Curriculum, among others, in his latest column. As we look forward to graduation ceremonies, it is timely to acknowledge the huge effort, thought, and commitment that everyone involved in education here...

Tom Ward, Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Student Education), gives a topical and informative view of what’s happening across the Student Education community at Leeds for SEB. Welcome to the first fully online edition of the Student Education Bulletin. When the young people who’ve recently taken to the streets demonstrating about climate change...

Welcome to the first edition of our relaunched Student Education Bulletin (SEB), now delivered to you online. The relaunched SEB is just one of a number of initiatives that aim to make LITE even more relevant to colleagues involved in Student Education at the University of Leeds. More to do...

Professor Neil Morris, Dean of Digital Education, gives an update from across the University of Leeds. Emerging technologies A recent ‘horizon’ report from Jisc, outlined the challenges facing the sector, and described some of the opportunities offered by the adoption of educational technology. The report highlighted the growth of 5G,...

WITH one in five pupils across primary schools in England having English as an additional language (EAL) and a similar ratio in secondary, language skills of teachers have never been more important. LITE Fellows Helen Sadig and Professor Cecile de Cat introduce their project here and explore how language pedagogy...

This issue’s focus on pedagogic research (PedR) takes a look at the recently published article by Anne Tierney exploring the scholarship of teaching and learning (SoTL) within the research excellence framework (REF), within a disciplinary context. LITE Research Officer, Katie Livesey, examines the salient parts here for SEB. This study...