Events

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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DUE to popular demand LITE has added a second Getting Started in Pedagogic Research Workshop and Lunch. The session, which will explore how to successfully start research into teaching and learning, booked up quickly the first time around with many left disappointed. So to meet this demand, the Leeds Institute for Teaching Excellence (LITE) has…
WORKING EFFECTIVELY across disciplines and what that means for student learning will be the focus of the next LITE Share, Adopt, Adapt session. LITE’s Dr Scott McLaughlin and Dr Cathy Coombs will lead the seminar which will explore both what interdisciplinary working means in practice, and how does teaching across disciplines translate to student learning. Dr…
IMPROVING the efficiency of ‘indicators’ around student education satisfaction will be the focus of the next LITE Masterclass by Professor Murray Saunders from the Department of Educational Research at Lancaster University. The seminar will explore ways in which ‘indicators of enhancement’ can be redefined to more accurately reflect changes as a result of attempts to…
THE ‘NUTS and Bolts of Student Research Projects’ will be the focus of the next Research-based Learning (RBL) Network meeting led by Dr Dave Lewis. This session will explore the different ways student research projects are delivered, supervised and administered across the University using the Final Year Project guidelines, created to support the introduction of…
EFFECTIVE LEARNING from diversity and inclusivity in the curriculum will be showcased at a ‘Share, Adopt, Adapt’ themed workshop organised by the Leeds Institute for Teaching Excellence (LITE). The event will be delivered by Dr Nina Wardleworth and Dr Ruth Payne, who currently undertake a range of inclusive learning and teaching, assessment and curriculum design…
BRIDGING THE the gap across science and art in teaching and learning to benefit students and staff is the subject of the next LITE Masterclass. Associate Professor Chris Thompson, Dean for Education of Science at Monash University, Melbourne, Australia, will deliver the session: ‘The Science/Art Nexus – a trans-disciplinary approach’ as the latest in the…
THE VALUE of improving language skills of teachers to boost pupil learning will be the focus of the next ‘Share, Adopt, Adapt’ themed workshop organised by the Leeds Institute for Teaching Excellence (LITE). The event: ‘Enhancing Language Skills’ will be delivered by LITE Fellows Helen Sadig and Professor Cecile De Cat who are currently working on a LITE…
A FRAMEWORK for a practical curriculum to ‘bridge the divide’ between procedural and investigative approaches to a degree will be the focus of the first in a new series of LITE Masterclasses. Respected academic Michael Seery, who is a reader in chemistry education at the University of Edinburgh will deliver the workshop, the first in a…
EFFECTIVE learning from employability-related projects in higher education will be showcased at a ‘Share, Adopt, Adapt’ themed workshop organised by the Leeds Institute for Teaching Excellence (LITE). The event: ‘Activities in the Curricula – what works and why?’ will be delivered by LITE researchers who have been or are currently undertaking ‘Employability-related’ projects. But LITE…
AN EVENT to explain and discuss everything about the Discovery and Broadening programme at the University of Leeds has been organised by the Leeds Institute for Teaching Excellence (LITE). A panel of current Discovery Theme leaders will be on hand to give staff an overview and field questions at the Discover Discovery event. The session…