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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...

Assessment criteria across higher education vary greatly, with a real disparity in their design, delivery and measurement. LITE’s Huahui Zhao introduces her project on the subject here and discusses the wider picture. Global concerns The importance of assessment for learning is widely recognised. Yet, students’ low satisfaction with assessment and...

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...