BILT Briefings

BILT Friday Briefing Issue 41


Briefing returns

As the new academic year approaches, we are delighted to bring you the first briefing of 20/21. This fortnight’s content includes a range of news and resources, including some details which were published over the summer in case you missed anything. Enjoy!

CREATE Celebrates

Huge congratulations to those staff who successfully completed the Cultivating Research and Teaching Excellence (CREATE) scheme in 2020. View the list of staff members, organised by Faculty on the BILT website.

National Teaching Fellow – Dr James Norman

Associate Professor in Sustainable Design and BILT Fellow Dr James Norman has been named a National Teaching Fellow (NTF). NTFs recognise individuals who have made an outstanding impact on student outcomes and teaching. Find out more about James’ work here. Information about the 2021 scheme and application process will be available shortly. If you have any questions about the scheme please contact


Authentic Open Unit Map

Student Fellow 19/20 Marnie Woodmeade has designed a map to make it easier for staff and students to find units that include elements of authentic learning, it includes everything from integrated assessment to real-world relevance, find out more and search the map here.

Student Fellow reflective pieces

We waved goodbye to our fantastic Student Fellows 19/20 at the end of July. Each of the Fellows wrote a reflective piece on their work, achievements and provided their personal advice and predictions for the future of their themes, click the links below to view the individual blogs and the takeover podcast featuring all four Fellows.

Marnie Woodmeade – Authentic Learning
Toby Roberts – Active, Collaborative Learning
Emily Kinder – Students as Researchers
Owen Barlow – Wellbeing and the Curriculum
Student Fellows takeover podcast – ‘Looking back at the year’

Digital ice-breakers blog

As we enter a new term, BILT Lecturer Aisling Tierney proposes ways to lighten the online experience and take advantage of digital social norms. Read the blog here.


Blended Learning and Teaching: into the brave new world’ course for hourly paid staff.

This online course running from the 21st to the 25th September, focused on blended teaching, has been specifically designed for hourly paid staff. The programme will support you in your role as we face the challenges of a new learning and teaching environment. Find out more and sign up, if you are eligible here.

DEO – Range of events

Please visit our Events page for full listings of forthcoming events.


If there is anything you would like to share via this briefing, please get in touch with the BILT Team at

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