BILT Briefings

BILT Friday Briefing Issue 50


Open call for mentors and assessors for the CREATE HEA Fellowship Scheme

We are please to invite expressions of interest from UoB staff to participate in the CREATE HEA Fellowship Scheme as assessors and/or mentors. These roles play a vital part in supporting colleagues to achieve national recognition for their skills and experience. Find out more about the roles, person specifications and how to apply on our website.

Meet the NTF nominees – Professor Alan Champneys

Today we bring you the second in our blog series profiling each of our National Teaching Fellowship nominees, find out more about Professor Alan Champney’s background and approach to teaching in his introductory post.


Online Study Lounges – setting one up in your Faculty or School

Find out about online study lounges, what they are, how they’ve been run and who to contact should you wish to set one up in your own Faculty or School, view the ‘Online Study Lounges’ blog to find out more.

Comments, comments everywhere

Louise Howson discusses her experiences of interacting with social media chat groups and how we and our students can manage online interactions in ways that support our wellbeing in this reflective post.

Playing games with learning

Dr Aisling Tierney explore how principles of game playing can be applied to teaching to engage and inspire students in this thought provoking post.

Find and follow us on social media

Asides from our fortnightly briefing there are plenty of ways to keep up to date with BILT’s news, events and updates. Follow us on Twitter, Facebook, Yammer or Instagram or search @BILTOnline on the listed platforms to find out more and connect with our wider teaching and learning community.

Building and maintaining relationships in online courses – 10 ideas

The Digital Education Office (DEO) have provided this short guide which outline suggestions and includes links to relevant resources. Click the link below to download.


Academic Personal Tutoring workshop – 27th January, 10am – 11:30am

This workshop is suitable for those new to personal tutoring and those wishing to refresh their skills. Find out more and book a place on our Events page.


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