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Placing wellbeing at the heart of the Leeds Curriculum will be the focus of this Share, Adapt, Adopt workshop. The event, led by LITE’s Dr Bridgette Bewick, will explore educational practices for improving student mental health and wellbeing. It will also cover questions such as: “How can we embed wellbeing into university curriculum?”, “How do…
This workshop will look at the various types of quantitative data and the approaches to analysing these. When is it necessary to apply a statistical test to quantitative data? What tests are appropriate for different types of data? How can statistics help us to understand the validity of our finding? The workshop will attempt to…
This Masterclass will be led by Dr Jane Pritchard from Oxford Brookes University. More details to follow… A buffet lunch will be provided.    
Would you like to develop your understanding of how to foster international learning communities? All staff (both academic and professional) working with mixed cohorts of students and/ or those working in diverse and international teams are invited to attend this interactive session. The workshop is designed to inspire changes to practices and approaches in induction…
This workshop will feed in to current discourse surrounding assessment. It will provide the opportunity to hear about three projects across the University that have explored different aspects of how students perceive and understand the literacy of assessment. Findings will provide the opportunity for the audience to reflect on the assumptions made in producing assessment…
(PLEASE NOTE THIS IS A NEW DATE) This interactive workshop, led by Dan Pullinger and Jiani Liu from Skills@Library, will explore research findings from a project which evaluated the academic skills and support needs and expectations of taught postgraduate students. Participants will be provided with initial results and introduced to a new online resource. Participants…
Led by Professor Mick Healey, this interactive workshop aims to unpack some of the mysteries of publishing in a variety of genres. Colleagues will be assisted in developing their voices through valuing the variety of writing genres, including empirical research articles, conceptual research articles, literature reviews, opinion pieces, case studies, and reflective essays , publication…
This Masterclass will be led by Professor Nazira Karodia (Wolverhampton), Lara Lalemi (Bristol), Professor Paul Taylor (Leeds), Dr Katherine Haxton (Keele) and Dr Neil Williams (Kingston) and will focus on decolonising the STEM curriculum. This interactive session aims to start a conversation about decolonising ‘science’, share ‘best practices’ and spark ideas about making changes to the…
If you struggle to find time for academic writing and have some writing about education that you need to get started on or complete, then you might like to join the Write Here Write Now! writing retreat. The retreat will take place over two days on 21st and 22nd April at Weetwood Hall. The retreat…
This workshop will be led by Craig Evans (School of Electronic and Electrical Engineering) and Sam Wilson (School of Computing). The session will give staff a chance to get their hands on a live demo of the automated assessment platform. They will be able to attempt some example C/C++ and Python exercises and see the type…
This Masterclass will be led by Professor Dilly Fung from the LSE. The session will look at the Connected Curriculum. More details to follow… A buffet lunch will be provided.

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REDESIGNING and rethinking modules with a focus on inclusivity is the topic of a LITE Share, Adapt, Adopt, Workshop. The session – Module Redesign: Creative assessment and inclusivity in the curriculum and in practice – will be delivered by a number of presenters, including, Nina Wardleworth – Inclusive Curriculum Design, Samantha Pugh – Reimagining University Assessment…
A RE-EVALUATION of induction and transition across higher education will be the focus of the next Share, Adapt, Adopt event led by LITE’s Dr Ruth Payne and Dr Andrew Mearman Questions such as: ‘Is student induction working effectively in your school?’ and ‘Do you want to create a welcome programme that inspires new students and…
INTRODUCING the basics of pedagogical research practice is the focus of the first of a series of seven new LITE Getting Started in Pedagogic Research workshops. The programme has been designed by the Institute to support pedagogic researchers from the very beginnings of a project idea to the final stages of dissemination and impact across…
ENGAGING EMPLOYERS in the Design and Delivery of your Curriculum will be the focus of the next LITE Share, Adapt, Adopt event led by Dr Samantha Pugh and Sarah Wenham, Employability and Placements Manager in the Faculty of Social Sciences. Three colleagues from across the university will share their experiences of working with employers to…
PROBLEM-BASED learning and student diversity will be the focus of the next LITE Masterclass – with a follow up drop in Q&A session. Both sessions will be led by Dr Patrick Bijsmans, Assistant Professor in European Studies at Maastricht University, who will talk about the development and opportunities of problem-based learning (PBL) in the context…
A DAY-LONG retreat to support colleagues in the early stages of their pedagogic research (PedR) has been organised by the Leeds Institute for Teaching Excellence (LITE). The LITE Pedagogic Research Retreat will offer the time and space to create a ‘sound plan for implementation in the coming year’ for any current or future PedR research…
TWO visiting academics from Australia will deliver two separate seminars as part of a LITE Masterclasses double header focusing on both ‘career development’ and  ‘cognitive competency in the STEM curriculum’. Julia Choate, Director of undergraduate physiology education at Monash University, Melbourne, will present the first session on: ‘Exploring attitudes and beliefs of academic staff towards…
A NETWORK that focuses on both academic development and the skills needed to succeed in the workplace has been launched by the Leeds Institute for Teaching Excellence (LITE). New members are being sought for the ‘Transferable Skills Through the Curriculum Network‘, which will bring together practitioners from across the University interested in embedding employability within…
THE BENEFITS and challenges when using digital technologies to provide feedback and assessment will be the subject of the next LITE Masterclass. The seminar: ‘E-assessment: barriers and benefits in higher education’ will be led by Helena Gillespie, Senior Lecturer in Education and Academic Director of Widening Participation at University of East Anglia (UEA).  Dr Gillespie will…
AN EXCITING opportunity to collaborate with international colleagues at a two-day writing retreat in the Spanish city of Bilbao has been created by the Leeds Institute for Teaching Excellence (LITE) as part of a programme of work. Expression of interest are now being invited for the LITE International Collaborative Writing Project, which begins in Bilbao…