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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...

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...

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...

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...