BILT Briefings, News

BILT Briefing Issue 110

Meet the Student Fellows

We are so excited to share that five new Student Fellows have joined our team! They have each written an introductory blog to share a little more about themselves and the project they will be working on.

Advance HE warmly invite suitably experienced individuals to apply to become reviewers for the 2024 NTFS and CATE schemes. Peer reviewing is an essential part of the awards process for these two awards. The UK Teaching Excellence Advisory Panel and Advance HE rely on the assessment of the reviewers to rank applicants and inform the decisions taken as to who will be the eventual winners. 

Read Reviewer Guidance details the CATE Resources webpage and NTFS Resources webpage. Applicants should complete a 2024 reviewer expression of interest survey no later than Monday 20th November 2023.  

BILT Conference revisited

Back in July, we held our first in-person annual conference, following three years of online events. It was a fantastic day with some great feedback from attendees who told us how much they valued the opportunity to mix with colleagues from across campus to share ideas and discuss the presentations they had seen over the course of the day.

The theme of the conference, Building community and belonging in a challenging and changing world explored the importance and value of belonging to a community among our staff and students.

The start of the final session in Room A

Along with the many presentations from staff and students across the University, we were treated to two excellent keynote presentations from Nicola Dandridge in the morning and, Sunday Blake and Gail Capper in the afternoon.

You can relive all the presentations and posters from the day, along with video accompaniment of the two keynotes by heading over to our conference page.

We have published two more blogs in this inspiring series by Dr Christophe Fricker on Resonance Pedagogy.

Dr Amy King shares outcomes of their work with student researchers looking at the of Up the Feeder, Down the Mouth, a theatre production written by ACH Smith based on interviews with former dockers. 

Hailey Yoon has shared the work she is doing with her students to embed ESD into her assessments, allowing students to work on real-life problems while teaching on the International Trade and the summer dissertation units.

Visiting PhD student Priscila Gonsales shares steps to respond to AI alongside a review of a recent report by Education Internacional. 

This interesting case study looks at a project that uses authentic data combined with paired working and gamification with brilliant results and feedback.

Launch of Bristol Skills Profile

There are still a few places available for the Bristol Skills Profile launch on 15th November, 1.00 – 4.30pm in the Queens Building’s Bill Brown Suite. Find out more about the Bristol Skills Profile and how students will interact with the My Skills platform. You’ll hear perspectives from students, staff, and employers, including feedback from last year’s pilots. There’ll also be plenty of time to discuss how all of this can be applied in your own context to support a range of initiatives. 

If you are interested in attending please complete this form to register.

The 3 E’s: Endurance, Education and Excellence

The second seminar of this year’s series of Career Development Seminars – The Third Way will run via zoom on Friday 17 November, 12-1 pm.

Entitled The 3 E’s: Endurance, Education and Excellence, Professor Sarah Montano from the University of Birmingham will talk about her career development journey and share her top tips.

Teaching and Learning in the International Classroom (BILT x CALD)

We have two workshops taking place in November on Teaching and Learning in the International Classroom, where you can expect to: explore the challenges and opportunities in TLA encounters with international students; consider lecturer and student experiences in international classrooms and share some practical strategies and resources (and more!).

CREATE Workshop: Teaching and Learning in the international classroom. In-Person November 10. 12pm-2pm. Venue tbc

Friday 10 November, 10 am-12 pm (in person)

Sign up to the in-person workshop here.

CREATE Workshop: Teaching and Learning in the international classroom. In-Person November 13th. 11.30am-1pm. Online on Zoom

Monday 13 November, 11:30 am-1 pm (online)

Sign up to the online workshop here.

Are you doing something innovative or exciting with your large group teaching this year? Or even something relatively ‘normal’ but is receiving a good reception? We are looking to share good practice of large group teaching – get in touch with us if there’s something you can share with us!

We’re also always looking for case studies on:

  • Decolonising the curriculum
  • Assessment, particularly group assessment, inclusive assessment and engaging with the AI revolution
  • International students’ experience

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