BILT Briefings, News

BILT Briefing Issue 79


Bristol Teaching Celebration (including Bristol Teaching Awards) – 8th June at 2pm – register now!

Less than two weeks to go until the Bristol Teaching Celebration and announcement of the winners of this year’s Bristol Teaching Awards. The Bristol Teaching Celebration event is an opportunity for all associated teaching and learning staff to come together, celebrate the year’s achievements and for the University to formally thank staff for their outstanding contributions. 

Read more about the Bristol Teaching Celebration event and register here.

BILT opportunities and funding for 22/23

BILT provides both academic and professional services staff with a range of opportunities and funding to engage in activities related to the University’s education strategy and the Institute’s priority teaching and learning themes. Find out more and apply for our Education Development Projects, Mentoring roles or Associate opportunities starting in August 2022. Closing date for applications – 13th June, 9am.

BILT Summer Hackathon – exciting paid opportunity for students!

This 4-day hackathon event taking place on Monday 25th – Thursday 28th July from 10am – 4pm, provides a unique opportunity for students to provide feedback, input and suggestions on how the University creates a sense of belonging and nurtures student wellbeing through teaching and assessment. The hackathon will explore how teaching, learning and assessment practices can be designed to make students feel part of a learning community and create a deeper sense of connection to the subject and each other. We want to delve deeper into how teaching, learning and assessment practices can improve wellbeing and create positive experiences. Closing date for applications – 16th June.

Find out more and apply Students can access full details via MyOpportunities.

Research Assistant opportunities for postgraduate students

Our current BILT Associates, working on a project to better understand students’ experiences of transitioning to study, are looking to employ postgraduate students to assist in supporting research activities. They are look for students from a range of disciplines who are currently working as HPTs and TAs. Activities will involve undertaking focus groups and interviews in July and into September/October. Please share this opportunity with any relevant students. Closing date for applications – 13th June.

For more information students can view the job advert containing full details and guidance on how to apply.


Publishing a book in a year: May

This month’s instalment of this brilliant series discusses the book’s subject matter and the relationship to riding a bike (*no professors were harmed in the making of this blog post). Read the blog here.

Teaching Sustainability in Computer Science?

This blog, from Dr Ruzanna Chitchyan of the Cabot Institute, reflects on practice taking place in the Faculty of Engineering and discusses the importance of embedding sustainable education as part of the curriculum. Read the blog here.

Newsletter – Decolonising the Bristol Curriculum

May’s ‘Decolonising the Bristol Curriculum’ newsletter is available now, it’s pack with updates, interviews and events. Sign up for the Decolonising the Curriculum mailing list.


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

The BILT annual conference will explore how in difficult times we can take hopeful and compassionate approaches to teaching and assessment for transformational learning, both in person and on-line. The programme includes guest keynote speakers Sally Brown and Kay Sambell – Hear the latest from the sector on compassionate approaches to assessment design that support both staff and students View the full schedule and book here.

Engaged Learning Community Summer Gathering, Wednesday 29th June 2pm-4pm

Join the Engaged Learning Community for a summer meet up for games, food and sharing of engaged learning experiences.  For more info and to register head to the engaged learning SharePoint site.

Show, Tell and Talk – Dialogic Feedback, 15th June, 1pm – 2:30pm.

This online workshop will showcase examples of approaches to dialogic feedback and include contributions from BILT Associates – Dr Lloyd Fletcher (School of Management) and Dr Christophe Fricker (School of Modern Languages) Register your place here.

Decolonising Education from Theory to Praxis – Seminar two: Conceptualising decolonisation as praxis, 9th June, 1 – 2.30pm

The aim of this online seminar is to set out our initial understanding of decolonisation as praxis. We will return to reconsider this understanding in the conclusion. The seminar will run from 1 – 2:30pm (last 30 mins is for discussion). Read more and register here.

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