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LITE announces new fellowship cohort


THE NEXT generation of educational innovators and scholars have been unveiled by the Leeds Institute for Teaching Excellence (LITE). A total of four Excellence and Innovation Fellowships and seven Teaching Enhancement Projects (TEPs) make up the latest of a diverse range of projects designed to improve student education at the University of Leeds. The majority...

LITE lends support to TEDx University of Leeds events


TWO exciting TEDx University of Leeds events to be staged on campus are again being sponsored by the Leeds Institute for Teaching Excellence (LITE). The first on December 7 will focus on women who push the boundaries as part of a series of 'streamed' talks from the sold out TEDWomen conference in Palm Springs, California,...

Discovery Theme Leaders sought


INTERNAL APPLICANTS ONLY LITE is offering a trio of exciting opportunities to lead on the development of a world-class curriculum while shaping the academic experience of students at the University of Leeds. We are seeking Discovery Theme Leaders to work across the Discovery themes of Ethics, Religion and Law, Media, Culture and Creativity and Power and Conflict....

Student-led compendium of assessment launched by LITE


A UNIQUE collection of different higher education assessment methods from a students' perspective have been put together by LITE Fellow Dr Samatha Pugh. The Compendium of Assessment Techniques in Higher Education: From Students' Perspectives is a compilation of degree level assessment techniques from similar UK and international universities researched by three University of Leeds students in their...

Volunteers call for latest LITE Mentoring Scheme


VOLUNTEERS ARE being sought out for a new cohort of student education-focused mentoring programme run by the Leeds Institute for Teaching Excellence (LITE). The LITE Mentoring Scheme provides a framework of support in key areas across the student education network at the University of Leeds. Mentoring themes include scholarship and pedagogy, career development through student...

Student Education Bulletin 2018


THE STUDENT Education Bulletin for Summer 2018 is now available to view online. This themed issue focuses on the many and varied ways in which postgraduate researchers at Leeds contribute to undergraduate student education. Alongside contributions from Claire Honess (Dean of the Doctoral College) and OD&PL outlining the training and support available for PGRs, we...

LITE seeks next generation of excellence and innovation leaders


Internal only: these secondment opportunities are open to University of Leeds employees only The Leeds Institute for Teaching Excellence (LITE) is recruiting the next cohort of Excellence and Innovation Fellows and Teaching Enhancement Project (TEP) Leaders to join its growing community in 2019. Both roles focus on high quality teaching innovation, scholarship and leadership and further rubber...

WATCH: The challenges and opportunities universities face in how they engage with the next generation of students LITE Masterclass


Rebecca Huxley-Binns, who is professor of Legal Education and Vice-Provost, Academic Enhancement, at the University of Law, gave the seminar at the University of Leeds. Generation Z, as they have been coined, consist of those born in 1995 or later. A “Millennial”, or Generation Y, is a person reaching young adulthood around the year 2000. Professor Huxley-Binns...

Time running out to apply for fully-funded PhD in higher education bioscience teaching


A FULLY-funded PhD studentship which blends bioscience and pedagogy has been made available at the University of Leeds - but applicants must apply before Monday, March 12, 2018. The PhD project will take on the challenge of providing an evidence-based evaluation of key pedagogical innovations around higher education bioscience. Dr Dave Lewis, senior lecturer in Bioscience, who...

LITE publishes first research project focusing on undergraduate resilience


HELPING STAFF and students across higher education understand better the nature of student resilience is the focus of the first completed LITE research project. Inaugural Excellence and innovation Fellows at the Leeds Institute for Teaching Excellence Lydia Bleasdale and Sarah Humphreys today publish their final report: 'Undergraduate Resilience Research Project' This report considers the findings of a...