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LITE is pleased to announce a funding call for new fellowships. LITE is working with colleagues in Student Placements and Educational Engagement to be able to offer two commissioned fellowships. The first will explore the international student experience and the second, will look at addressing the BAME awarding gap. There is also an open call…
LITE is relaunching its mentoring scheme with a strong focus on supporting colleagues in carrying our pedagogic research and scholarship of teaching and learning. The new scheme compliments other LITE initiatives designed to build capacity in pedagogic research across the university. Other education-related mentoring opportunities are provided through OD&PL. We are seeking volunteer mentors who…
It was great to kick off the decade with #SEC2020! Preparations for #SEC2021 are already on the horizon; we’d appreciate any feedback you have to make next year’s the best one yet. Find the survey here Tina Overton, LITE Director said: We were delighted with this year’s SEC, with an exciting programme and a great turn…
The LITE team would like to thank Dr Meera Sabaratnam for her excellent keynote speech on “Decolonising the curriculum” at this year’s Student Education Conference. Meera’s engaging presentation discussed challenges and developments of the decolonising movement in teaching. Meera shared insights of “what works” in her own institution, which we can take forward when teaching…
SIX FELLOWS and five projects plus nine new Student Education Catalyst projects from across the University of Leeds have been selected for the latest round of funding by the Leeds Institute for Teaching Excellence (LITE). The flexible Fellowships – which range from between one year to three years in duration – are both single and…
BOOKINGS for the Student Education Conference 2020 are now closed – after an ‘unprecedented’ rate of sign up. Videos and audio recordings of many of the sessions, however, will be made available, including the keynotes. LITE Director Professor Tina Overton, said: “Due to unprecedented demand, registration for SEC2020 is now closed – this has been…
The Student Education Conference 2020 is the most sustainable yet, according to organisers Among the changes made this year by LITE is a significant reduction in the amount of paper to be used at the event. Delegates can now download a conference app that will allow them to register, manage a ‘live’ online programme over…
A NEW fund that aims to promote the sharing of innovation in student education across faculties and schools has been launched by the Leeds Institute for Teaching Excellence (LITE). The LITE Transferring Innovation Fund provides £500 to transfer an innovation, or examples of, effective practice from one school, faculty or service to another at the University…
TWO PROJECT leaders have put the call out for teachers of programming interested in trialling a new automated coding assessment tool to get in touch. Dr Craig Evans and Dr Sam Wilson have developed the platform as part of their Leeds Institute for Teaching Excellence (LITE) project to help them more accurately and effectively assess…
A STUDY GUIDE to help bridge the knowledge of physics students who do not have a chemistry A level has been co-created by a LITE Fellow and one of her undergraduates. Dr Samantha Pugh, of the School of Physics and Astronomy, worked in partnership with student intern, Sukhjivan Sandhu, to produce the resource: Understanding Chemistry…