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Phase 1 of my LITE fellowship project involved recruiting students from across campus who self-identified as ‘under-represented’ to form a research team with me to co-create a staff/student reverse mentoring scheme to run in 22/23.[1] I had just over 50 applications which signalled to me that the project speaks to...

Femi Owolade is a Research Assistant at LITE supporting a range of LITE Fellowships contributing to the University’s work in widening participation and student success. Femi reflects on the Student Education Conference through a decolonising lens. The opening address of the Student Education Conference (SEC) saw the Vice Chancellor Simone...

Natalja Nassonova is a Student Research Assistant for LITE. Her role is to support LITE fellows in carrying out their research and to provide the student voice of reasoning to discussions and ideas. This year we invited her to attend the University’s Annual Student Education Conference (SEC) and to offer...

Jenny Brady, Project Lead for Inclusive Learning and Teaching, Leeds Institute for Teaching Excellence, reflects on the standout messages from this year’s Student Education Conference at the University of Leeds   Belonging means being seen  In many ways, this years’ Student Education Conference (SEC) felt like a much deeper dive into...

With the International Day of Action Against Contract Cheating, Caroline Campbell and Lorna Waddington, Project Leads for the  Academic Integrity Strategies LITE Fellowship, review progress made over the last 12 months in combatting the threat of contract cheating, and offer guidance on how we can better inform our students of...

LITE Fellows Ruth Payne and Andrew Mearman consider further implications of their work for future practice at Leeds. This blog is also available here as an audio clip One possible implication of ELIXIR (Exploring links between induction, exit, and retention) is structural. A key impact of the project was to...

When we suggested we might abandon Freshers’ Week, we didn’t anticipate closing the campus completely. LITE Fellows Andrew Mearman and Ruth Payne reflect on the impact COVID-19 has had on the way we approach welcome and induction at Leeds and show where there are signs of positive regrowth.  The blog...