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Mentoring Scheme Relaunch


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...

#SEC2020 in pictures


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...

WATCH: SEC2020 keynote


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...

NEW LITE Fellowships and Catalyst Fund projects announced


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...

Registration for #SEC2020 closed


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...

Sustainable #SEC2020


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...

NEW LITE fund to help 'share' teaching innovation across the University launched


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...

TEACHER testers wanted for programming assessment tool


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...

Co-creating a resource to support student learning


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...

LITE Director honoured by fellow academics in 'Festschrift'


SEVENTY academics have contributed to 30 chapters to the publication of a 'Festschrift' in tribute to LITE Director Professor Tina Overton. 'Teaching Chemistry in higher education', is a collection of contributions from experienced chemistry educators from the UK, Ireland and Australia who have worked on themes related to Prof. Overton's approaches to teaching Chemistry. A...