BILT Briefings, News

BILT Briefing Issue 111

Student Research Journal and Festival 2024

The 5th BILT Student Research Journal is now open to Editorial Board Applications and Abstract Submissions! The Journal is student-run and published once a year through BILT. It is peer-reviewed and dedicated to the publication of high-quality student research from across the University.

If you think this could be an interesting opportunity for students you know, please let them know – you can use the downloadable graphics below to share or include in presentations.

The Student Research Festival – Save the Date!

The fourth annual Student Research Festival will be taking place in the Global Lounge on Thursday 25 April 2024.

This is a one-day event, highlighting the best of student-created research, featuring presentations, debates and networking sessions. This is an opportunity for students at the University of Bristol to present research findings in an academic conference setting, enriching their university experience and enhancing their employability skills.

This year the theme will be ‘Conflict & Resolution.’ These terms are intended to be interpreted broadly, and we look forward to the rich diversity of multidisciplinary topics discussed on the day. So, think outside the box! To find out more, please visit:

Express your interest in presenting at the Student Research Festival here:

National Teaching Fellowship candidates 2024

We’re delighted to confirm that this year’s Advance HE, National Teaching Fellowship candidates are Danielle Guizzio, Jo Hartland and Sarah Allsop.

Congratulations and best of luck to all three candidates. Find out further details and ‘meet’ the candidates in the links above.  

The outcomes of the 2024 process will be announced in August.

Peer Observation to be embedded across the University

The University has refreshed its policy on peer observation, which will give teaching staff the opportunity to develop their skills and share good practice. In this news article, Satadru Makherjee shares his experience of peer observation in the School of Economics and gives his feedback on the process.

If you want to find out more about teaching observations, please visit this page on our website or get in touch with the CREATE team at

Read more by Satadru on peer observations, reflective practice and development on teaching and learning on our blog.

You can now view and book onto all ‘Show, Tell and Talk’ events for the year 2023/24! We’ll be running five more workshops covering the key BILT themes for this academic year between now and May 2024, and they are all available to register now.

All the remaining 90 minute workshops take place in person at the same venue (Room 1.20, 35 Berkeley Square) at 1pm on a Wednesday lunchtime.

Visit our blog post to read more about this series and book your place on upcoming events.

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

The latest instalment from this engaging series by Professor James Norman – the final manuscript has been sent and the book cover is revealed!

Dr Aisling Tierney shares what was covered when she took part in a panel on How AI is Changing the Academic Landscape hosted by Bristol University Press.

Show, Tell and Talk: International Student Experience

Our next Show, Tell and Talk event is taking place on Wednesday 6th December from 1 – 2.30pm in 35 Berkeley Square and will explore and discuss ways we can support international to thrive in their learning through programmes.

Make sure to book your ticket soon as our last Show, Tell and Talk event sold out!

Book your place 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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