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BILT Briefing Issue 87


Introduction to HE teaching at Bristol programme

Is proving to be a very popular course with over 400 enrolled on Blackboard and up to 100 attendees to the various online and face-to-face workshops. The programme is designed for those new to teaching/and or supporting learning. Providing the skills and knowledge to plan learning and teaching for flexible and blended learning. Missed out? Don’t worry we are offering the asynchronous activities and will be running the programme again in January for teaching block 2, enrolment is now open.

BILT Student Fellows

We are delighted to announce that this year’s BILT Student Fellows have started. We will be introducing them via our Meet the Student Fellows blog in the next week. Watch out for updates.

New Opportunities

Show, Tell and Talk – Developing a sense of belonging with 1st year students

Wednesday 26th October, 1pm – 2:30pm. Wills Memorial Building, Old Council Chambers. Open to staff and students.

The first workshop our new series Show, Tell and Talk, will demonstrate very different examples of how a sense of belonging can be developed with incoming 1st year students.  The session will be chaired by Professor Alvin Birdi (Associate Pro-Vice Chancellor for Education Innovation and Enhancement) and includes contributions from Dr. Steve Bullock (Associate Professor in Aerospace Engineering) and Angela Parry-Lowther (Senior Lecturer in the School of Management) there will be an opportunity for informal discussions in the final 30 minutes of the session.

Invitation to attend a Research Culture Café – Impactful Leadership

Wednesday 2nd November, 9:30 – 10:30am. Beacon House room 4.06, in-person event open to all staff, 25 places available.

We know that effective leadership is an important factor in creating a positive and inclusive research culture. We also know that anyone can show leadership, whatever their role, job title, or career stage.

  • What does effective leadership look like?
  • What leadership skills and behaviours can we all develop for the benefit of our academic and research communities?

You are invited to join the conversation in this Research Culture Café, where we will be exploring these key questions.

IT training and learning opportunities

October 2022 – January 2023, Webinar and courses open to all staff and PGRs.

The IT Learning & Training team are running several training events related to Microsoft Office 365. They include:


What would make you love marking?

Have you ever heard an educator say, “I will be spending the next three weeks marking and I cannot wait!”? I have been working in university education for over 10 years and I don’t recall ever hearing that. Is that how it has to be? Why don’t we (always) look forward to marking? Emilie Poletto-Lawson asks hard hitting questions and offers her opinions in this though-provoking blog.

Responding to Student Feedback: A Guide for Staff

The guide is for all staff who engage with student feedback. It offers some practical steps and advice with a particular focus on feedback received as part of the unit evaluation process, most often using the Blue tool (Bristol Live Unit Evaluation).

Publishing a book in year: October

This month Professor James Norman talks about feedback. Exploring the emotions tied to it, and asking how should feedback be delivered? Missed an instalment? Catch up on the full series.

Upcoming Event Reminders

Visit the full BILT calendar

Learning and Teaching in International Classrooms

Thursday 27th October, 2-4pm. Online.
Wednesday 9th November, 2-4pm. Priory Road Complex, 3F9.

Research Supervision at Bristol

23rd November, 10-11.30am. Online.
24th November, 2-3.30pm. Online.

Best practice in supervising postgraduate research.

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