BILT Briefings, News

BILT Briefing Issue 83


Goodbye from us for the summer

We won’t be posting any BILT Briefings until September so we’d just like to say a huge thank you to all our readers. This blog has had over 20,000 visitors since the beginning of the academic year -with our readership increasing each year it’s a real motivation to carry on and keep sharing your teaching stories. Thank you to everyone who has taken part- readers, commentors and contributors alike!

We hope everyone has a great break over the summer and comes back feeling refreshed and without too many items in their inbox!

Work for us!

We’re currently recruiting for a number of roles within the team – a fixed-term Senior Education Developer until July 2023 (September start) and six Student Fellows (starting October).

The BILT annual conference recordings are now available.

If you weren’t able to join us for ‘The Compassionate Conference transforming learning through pedagogies of care’ or if you would like to re-watch the session, all the recordings are now available on the conference’s blog page .


Race, genes and scientific racism: the history and legacy of the invention of racerecording available!

This talk by Dr Adam Rutherford was arranged by the Decolonising STEMM group and took place on Thursday 21st July. The recording is available to UoB staff and students (click ‘log in’ and ‘Authenticate’ to sign in) for seven days, visit the BILT MediaSite to watch the recording now.

Queer friendly classrooms: queer-thought is not alternative thought

The third post in this brilliant student-authored series by Issy Stephens is now available. Read it here. Catch up on the full series here.

Belonging in Bristol: Episode 2

The second episode from this new podcast series is now available, hosted by Student Fellow Ellen Graves and features Student Fellow Kai Charles, in which they discuss mental health, marginalisation and online community. Listen to it here.

Publishing a book in a year: July

The next instalment in this relatable, warming and funny series by Professor James Norman is now available to read. Read the latest post here, and catch up on the full series here.

Lighening the load to optimise learning

BILT’s Spencer Frost discusses how to tackle students’ with cognitive overload through teaching activities. Read it here.

The ABC of Effective Teaching

In our second post from Spencer this week, he looks at what he believes to be the recipe for the most effective teaching. Read it here.

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