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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...

This issue’s focus on pedagogic research (PedR) takes a look at a recently published article: ‘The role of authentic assessment to preserve academic integrity and promote skill development and employability’ LITE Research Support Officer, Katie Livesey, examines the key issues here for the Bulletin. This paper explores a range of...

An innovative staff-student collaboration at the University is training student volunteers and aims to teach basic life-saving skills to more than 1,200 local residents in Autumn this year. Undergraduate medical student Ross Gillespie has secured one of the first LITE Student Education Catalyst Funds to strengthen this programme and to...

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...