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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  THE LEEDS Institute for Teaching Excellence (LITE) is proud to unveil its second series of fortnightly Work in Progress seminars showcasing the breadth of teaching innovation and scholarship projects across the University’s student education community. This series (see below) of lunch-time talks captures a small selection of the innovative pedagogic research and projects currently being undertaken…
EXPLORING the career development and importance of leadership in student education will be the focus of a new workshop. The event will provide academics and professional service staff at different levels of fellowship of the Higher Education Academy (HEA) across the University, the chance to share and discuss best practice around student education leadership, development,…
BETTER UNDERSTANDING the value of a university education from a U.S. perspective is the focus of the next LITE Masterclass. Visiting LITE Fellow, Professor Peter Lennie, who is a former Provost at the University of Rochester in New York, will deliver the presentation in which he’ll reflect on the US model of higher education, the…
THE OPPORTUNITIES and challenges presented by breaking up and repackaging public higher education institutions in South Africa, is the theme of a Research Centre for Digital Learning seminar. The event will will explore the affects on teaching, learning and assessment highlighted by the ‘unbundling’ – the separation and reassembly – of the higher education space…
DESIGNING A curriculum that forges productive links with regional politics, culture and business was the focus of a successful LITE event. The ‘Exploring the Civic Curriculum Colloquium’ – organised by the Leeds Institute for Teaching Excellence (LITE)  – explored the role of a university and its relationship with its surrounding region and community. READ: full…
AN INTERACTIVE seminar focusing on defining ‘excellence’ in student education will be led by an award-winning academic. Professor Prem Kumar, Director of Education at College of Medical & Dental Sciences at the University of Birmingham, will lead the event: ‘I don’t know what it is but I’ll recognise it when I see it – What’s…
THE LEEDS Institute for Teaching Excellence (LITE) is currently planning the next series of fortnightly Work in Progress seminars to showcase teaching innovation and scholarship projects throughout the University’s student education community. This series (see below) of lunch-time talks captures a small selection of the innovative pedagogic research and projects currently being undertaken on campus….
UNDERSTANDING students’ experience of curation is the focus of a LITE Masterclass. The presentation will be led by Dr Nick Grindle, art historian at University College London (UCL). Dr Grindle has explored the experiences of curation by students in a number of short publications and through his use of curation activities both in his teaching and as…
THE  ROLE of assessment in the ever changing world of higher education is the focus of a symposia. The last in the Higher Education Academy’s (HEA) ‘Transforming Assessment in Higher Education’ symposia series aims to bring together cutting edge examples of effective efforts at sustainable and manageable change at programme, school, faculty, college and or…
THE UNIVERSITY’S new interactive collaborative lecture theatre will be the venue for a Centre for Research in Digital Learning Research Symposium. The day-longevent, which will involve presentations, panel debates, poster presentations and networking opportunities, will be held at the recently refurbished Mechanical Engineering Lecture Theatre B and is for internal staff only. A keynote presentation will…