BILT Briefings, News

BILT Briefing Issue 77


Tickets now available to book for BILT annual conference – The Compassionate Conference

Our annual conference this year takes place online on the 28th June and will explore how in difficult times we can take hopeful and compassionate approaches to teaching and assessment for transformational learning, both in person and online. The full schedule for the event, as well as a link to book your ticket, is now available to view.

The conference is a brilliant opportunity to connect and hear from colleagues in an informal but informative way.

Visit the conference page here.

Student Research Festival Success

Our second Student Research Festival took place on Wednesday and was a huge success! There were four streams of presentations taking place simultaneously and a gallery of research posters to browse between sessions.

The entire event was organised and hosted by two of our Student Fellows, Dan Anthony and Tasha Suresh, with support from UG Economics students Hugo Figueiredo, Nick Nikolopolous and Vaibhav Phuloria for the Economics stream and Student Fellow Carlos Shanka Boissy Diaz and Sustainability Champion Mehwish Kareem for the Sustainability stream. We will be hosting the event again next year so please keep a keen eye on the BILT Briefings and our Twitter page to see when opportunities for your students are posted!

View Bristol Teaching Award nominations on the Thanks and Recognition Wall

Nominations have now closed for the Bristol Teaching Awards – this year we received 870 nominations, which is incredible! The vast majority of these were from students nominating their teachers, and it is so fantastic to see the amount of appreciation shown! You can view all approved nominations on the Thanks and Recognition wall.

We will be announcing the shortlist on the w/c 9th May. You can read more about the Awards on our website.


Report from Accessibility and Blended Learning Conference

Our Student Fellows Kai Charles and Ellen Graves hosted a brilliant conference last week looking at the effect blended learning has had on accessibility and the student experience. You can read the report here and, if you like to see recordings of any of the sessions, please get in touch with Kai or Ellen.

Read it here.

New blog posts –For research richer or poorerand ‘Swimming against the research current’

Dr Aisling Tierney has written an informative piece about research-led teaching and how you can start to implement it in your teaching and the benefits it can bring to your curriculum. She has also shared a piece about teaching students about the world of research and potential implications and sensitivities to consider when working with others.

Read ‘For research richer or poorer’.

Read ‘Swimming against the research current’.


Show, Tell and Talk: Assessment Literacy, May 11th, 1pm – 2pm.

In this online workshop Dr Rebecca Pike and Dr Rose Murray from the School of Biological Sciences will explore how improvements in assessment literacy (for both staff and students) were realised through a series of co-creation initiatives involving student partners. View the event and book here.

Show, Tell and Talk: Discussing assessment for inclusion: Asynchronous – Slow Reading Circle with a Twist, 17th May to 21st May

Registration closes May 16th

What is assessment for inclusion and why does it matter in academia? Are we doing it at Bristol? If so, to what extent? And, so what? This reading circle invites colleagues across the University to discuss those (and other) questions around assessment for inclusion. View the event and book here.

Research Supervision at Bristol, 13th June, 2pm – 3pm

This workshop is open to new, experienced and aspiring research supervisors and will provide an opportunity to explore key themes in research supervision at Bristol. View the event and book here.

The Compassionate Conference, 28th June, 10am – 4pm.

The BILT annual conference featuring a keynote from Prof. Sally Brown and  Prof. Kay Sambell. View the full schedule and book here.

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