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Announcing our new LITE Fellowships commencing 2022


Our newest intake of LITE fellows was recently announced at the Student Education Conference by our DVC for Student Education Jeff Grabill.

As part of our latest round of recruitment we put a specific call out for colleagues in Professional Services to apply for a fellowship offering the opportunity of a supported programme of support to deliver a research project. We were really pleased with the interest shown and in the number of applications we received, demonstrating a real appetite for pedagogic research and scholarship opportunities within the wider team delivering the student education experience at the University of Leeds.

Fellowships starting in 2022 focus on some of the key discussions currently taking place across the HE landscape, such as sustainability, intercultural experience, equality and diversity and academic literacies. The projects will directly inform work in these areas across campus and at curriculum level and we are excited to see how their impact is seen as the projects progress.

New fellowships awarded in 2022 are:

  • Teresa Storey -  Assessing the impact of paid outreach work on student ambassadors’ perceptions of university and subsequent student success at Leeds: a qualitative study.
  • Andrew Walker - A representative medical curriculum to reflect the diverse populations we care for, and those we educate.
  • Jiani Liu - Student partnerships in assessment: evaluating how academic skills provision in the curriculum develops student assessment literacy.
  • Pam Birtill, Madeleine Pownall, and Richard Harris - Developing a global citizenship education toolkit.
  • Jenna Isherwood - Are we a “global community”? Exploring approaches to enhancing intercultural awareness and engagement on campus
  • Gillian Proctor - Authenticity and connection online: The impact of exploring the psychological aspects of online learning on engagement and a sense of belonging for students and staff.
  • Michelle Schneider - Investigating the impact of student and staff perceptions of the Skills@Library service on uptake of the development opportunities it offers
  • Anne Tallontire, William Young and Thom Cooper - Redefining sustainability, climate change and equality in the curriculum