BILT Briefings, News

BILT Friday Briefing Issue 59


Nominees shortlisted for the #btas2021

Congratulations to all those shortlisted for a Bristol Teaching Award! Competition was fierce this year, with more than 850 staff members being nominated and over 1000 nominations from both staff and students.

You can see the full list of shortlisted nominees here.

We look forward to seeing everyone at the Bristol Teaching Celebration. All staff are welcome to attend so please register your interest if you’d like to join us.

Digital Education Office

Following on from the great work of the Student Digital Champions, Bristol Futures Mentors and previous student interns, the Digital Education Office are now expanding their student roles within the team. Full details can be found in their blog post The Digital Education Office are hiring!

Deadline for applications is June 18th. Please contact Suzanne Collins for further information.

BILT Graduate Intern position – Curriculum Enhancement

We are currently looking for a recent graduate to join our team to work on the Curriculum Enhancement Programme. The successful applicant will assist academic developers and professional services staff in the delivery of TESTA and Fast Track TESTA (Transforming the Experience of Students through Assessment). The role-holder will also assist in a wider piece of work reviewing the curriculum. The deadline for applications is 5th June 2021. Full details here.



We are compiling a Teaching and Learning Gallery to showcase the work of our Bristol Teaching Award nominees. This week, we are pleased to share the first three additions to the Gallery:

  • Joe Williams shares his work on offering opportunities for connecting cohorts during lockdown
  • Alison Blaxter tells us about the Summer Journal Club and the benefits it brought to their students
  • Robin Shields speaks about his experience and approach to teaching during 2020-21 with us and what has led him to being shortlisted for the award.

James Norman has shared his thoughts on the effects of teaching online in his latest post, ‘Conversations around the edge’.

Amy Palmer has written about five ways you can create and nurture peer relationships online.

New podcast in the Decolonising the Curriculum series

In this interview, BILT Student Fellow Rhona Wilkinson talks with Jini Agbu, the President of the AfroLit Society. Rhona and Jini explore the importance of providing a platform to voices who are excluded in the mainstream university curriculum, why decolonisation matters and how the work of AfroLit can be translated across the university and disciplines. Listen to the podcast here.

Upcoming Events

Bristol Teaching Celebration, 16th June, 2pm – 3.30pm. Register online.

Includes the Bristol Teaching Awards. See above for more details.

Bristol Conversations in Education – Series launch: Bristol Studies in Comparative and International Education 9th June, 1- 2pm. Register online.

Join the Series Editors, Bristol University Press and members of the Editorial Advisory Board to formally launch this new multidisciplinary book series to be published with Bristol University Press.

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