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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SCHOLARS with a passion for improving student education are being sought for a collaborative writing group. The Leeds Institute for Teaching Excellence (LITE) is keen to attract colleagues who are enthusiastic and committed to producing high quality scholarship to take part in this one and a half day writing retreat in January. This will build…
ENGAGING STUDENTS as partners to boost undergraduate learning will be the focus of a LITE event as part of the Festival of Teaching. The talk, led by Dr Glenn Hurst, lecturer and Assistant Professor of Chemistry at the University of York, will explore how adopting a students as partners approach can help teachers enhance the…
JOIN THE Leeds Institute for Teaching Excellence (LITE) as we call for the next cohort of Teaching Enhancement Project Leaders (TEPLs) and unveil details of future Fellowship opportunities. Research themes will be discussed – making this an important event for anyone intending to apply for LITE funding. A selection of past and current TEPLs and Fellows…
A CELEBRATION of higher education teaching showcasing a host of national and international speakers will take place across the University of Leeds this summer. Guest presenters from Harvard as well as National Teaching Fellows will join a number of others speakers in the festival of events jointly funded and organised by the Leeds University Business…
  THE CHALLENGES and opportunities universities face in how they engage with the next generation of students will be the focus of the next LITE Masterclass. Rebecca Huxley-Binns, who is professor of Legal Education and Vice-Provost, Academic Enhancement, at the University of Law, will lead the seminar at the University of Leeds. Generation Z, as they…
PROVIDING EDUCATION for a changing world will be the focus of a symposium by the Centre for Innovation and Research in legal Education (CIRLE). The over-arching symposium theme is ‘Educating for Uncertainty’, with sub-themes of personal uncertainty, global/political uncertainty and professional/workplace uncertainties to be explored on the day. View the symposium programme here. CIRLE Centre…
WE ARE delighted to announce Dr Carl Gombrich of UCL as our new keynote speaker at this year’s Interdisciplinary Learning and Teaching: Pedagogy and Practice conference. Dr Gombrich, who leads UCL’s interdisciplinary Liberal Arts and Sciences programme, will start the conference, replacing Dr Vanda Zajko, who was previously advertised but has had to withdraw due to unforeseen…
SHINING A light on the co-creation of setting up a joint Leeds/China school will be the focus of the second keynote for the Student Education Conference and Digital Festival 2018. Joanne Shiel from the Language Centre, and Andy Kemp from the School of Electronic and Electrical Engineering, will reflect on their experience after setting up the University…
PHOTOGRAPHY AS a visual research tool to engage marginalised communities will be the subject of a guest speaker at a teaching network event. And more speakers are being sought to present at the University of Leeds Academic Skills Network event, to share their ideas or talk about current projects in 10 minute slots or as part…
VIDEO: USING INNOVATIVE technology and digital learning spaces to drive student engagement was the focus of a LITE Masterclass. Dr Lee Campbell, Senior Lecturer at the University of Lincoln, delivered his interactive lecture: ‘Technoparticipation – Digital Realia Possibilities for Practice and Pedagogy’, which showcased aspects of his digital pedagogy. WATCH: the full interactive lecture here. He specifically…