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LITE Catalyst Fund projects selected


THE SUCCESSFUL applicants for this round of the LITE Student Education Catalyst Fund have been announced.

A mixture of staff and students have won the funding to boost innovation in education across the University of Leeds.

Projects ranging from research into 'Germ Bugs', to 'Learning Arabic Dialect(s)', and 'Managing the second year slump', will benefit from the Leeds Institute for Teaching Excellence (LITE) funding.

Professor Tina Overton, Director at LITE, said:

We are delighted with both the take up of this funding stream by both staff and students and the diverse nature of the projects supported.

"This new funding offer is just one way in which we are widening opportunity to both students and staff help improve student education at Leeds.

I now look forward to the evaluation and dissemination, which we hope will develop practice, pedagogy and reputation of student education at the University.

Grant holders, projects and faculties below:

Andrew Kirby Medicine The 'Germ-Bugs': co-design of an arts-based microbiology teaching resource Staff-led
Helen Durham Geography  Faculty of Environment PedR Group Staff-led
Sarah Wenham Faculty of Social Sciences Employability Leadership Within An Academic Setting: An Investigation Into The Influence, Areas of Responsibility and Developmental Needs of The Academic Employability Lead Role Staff-led
Jenny Brady Disability Services Inclusive Learning and Teaching Development- SALIP Training Event Staff-led
Omar Vukusic Languages, Cultures and Societies  

Learning Arabic dialect(s): An investigation of students' learning needs

Hongkang Zang Business Exploring the significance of essential digital skills for business students Student-led
Ross Gillespie Medicine Eight minutes to save a life Student-led
Niamh Tooher History Decolonising the Curriculum Staff-led
Katrina Firth Earth and Environment Managing the second-year slump Staff-led
Rachel O'Pipes Law Reverse mentoring as a tool to create inclusive, international learning communities Staff-led

Both staff and students can apply for the LITE  Student Education Catalyst Fundprovides a small project grant of £1,000 to help boost student education at Leeds.

Grants can be spent on travel, research assistant time or catering, for example and project outputs will be evaluated and disseminated internally and externally by grant holders.

A further round of Catalyst Funding will be offered later this year and will be announced across the usual LITE channels.

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The Leeds Institute for Teaching Excellence embodies the University‘s commitment to excellence and innovation in education, giving academic staff the opportunity to develop and implement projects and establish a culture of high quality teaching innovation, scholarship and leadership.