BILT Briefings, News

BILT Briefing Issue 75


Bristol Teaching Awards nominations are now open!

We are so excited to share that nominations for the Bristol Teaching Awards opened on Monday! In our first 24 hours we received 200 nominations and are so happy with the brilliant response we’ve had so far.

Approved nominations will appear on the Thanks and Recognition Wall. We’ve got a brand new nomination app that makes it super simple to nominate so please visit our website and make a nomination (or two!) today! Visit the Bristol Teaching Awards page.

Nominations close on April 11th at 9am. Shortlisted nominees will be announced on May 9th and winners will be announced on June 8th as part of the Bristol Teaching Celebration.


Publishing a book in a year: March

James Norman shares his third post in this entertaining series, with a focus this month on planning and researching the actual content of the book. Read it here.

Bag for life

BILT’s Joe Gould shares his inaugural blog on how the narrative, language and programme-design of assessment might be reappraised, and its implications for how students and staff engage with assessment. Read it here.

Student-run success story: The Anatomy Club

Our latest case study interviews students from the Bristol Vet School Anatomy Club, an extra-curricular club putting on valuable events to deepen their understanding of key concepts, as well as providing a social space with other students. Read more here.

Supporting PGRs who teach

Aisling Tierney has shared an informative piece of what we can do to further support the postgraduate research students with teaching responsibilities, highlighting the different ways they can access training and information. Read it here.

Looking for case studies – especially teaching and assessing large groups

We are always on the lookout to share more case studies as part of our ever-growing collection! We are especially looking for examples with large (500+) group teaching and assessment – but are interested to hear about anything innovative you may be doing with your students. Please get in touch at


Show, Tell and Talk: Making feedback work workshop, April 27th, 11am – 12pm.

Are you interested in uncovering what is often hidden in your students’ writing? And then use this knowledge to inform your feedback practice? If so, join us for this face to face workshop in the Wills Memorial Building.

Read more details and book your ticket here.

Show, Tell and Talk: The Flipped Classroom, April 4th, 12 – 1pm.

This online workshop will showcase examples of how the flipped classroom has been successfully embedded at the University, it will also include practical guidance from the Digital Education Office for those looking to embed flipping in their own teaching.

Read more details and book your ticket here.

Show, Tell and Talk: Teaching and Assessing Large Groups, April 25th, 1 – 2pm.

This online workshop will showcase examples of successful teaching and assessing of large groups and will include contributions from a range of staff at the University. 

Read more details and book your ticket here.

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