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The interview series seeks to recognise and celebrate the amazing work of so many at our University in challenging structural inequality and colonialised imaginations and realities within systems of knowledge. ...
We had some technical difficulties with one of the mics, but that didn't stop this interesting discussion between BILT Student Fellows Chloe and Jonny and TESTA researcher Dr Isabel Hopwood-Stephens, ...
TESTA (transforming the experience of students through assessment) aims to improve the quality of student learning through addressing programme-level assessment. ...
Student perspective on pedagogies that support student research, including building communities of practice within the student body, to improve the student experience and build research skillsets that are future ready. ...
After attending the University of Bristol People’s Assembly, BILT Student Fellow Rhona explores some of the discussions, themes and debates that came up and considers ways that sustainability can be ...
Emily Kinder was a BILT Student Fellow in 19/20 working on the theme of Students as Researchers through which she established Bristol's first undergraduate research journal. Back in January, I ...
In order to honour LGBTQ+ History month I thought I would write a blog on how we can make small changes which can make a positive difference for LGBTQ+ students. ...
Welcome to our festival of undergraduate research showcase. ...
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This blog reflects on EDI training provided to the BILT Student Fellows, to explore how it connects to BILT's key themes. As the year progresses, the Student Fellows will take ...
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This summer, students in Bristol were juggling multiple major responsibilities at once:  managing the pandemic; adjusting to online assessments; and fighting different forms of injustice. The city made global headlines in June after the statue of ...
Universities have been adopting ‘student voice’ mechanisms as a means of enhancing their programmes for some time. In my experience, this has been moderately successful, used to move assessment dates to avoid bunching, or reducing multi-part assessments to singular and vice versa. However, I wouldn’t argue that ...
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There has been a distinctive rise of e-learning over the past couple of months, whereby teaching is undertaken remotely and on digital platforms. With learning communities being moved online, instructors ...
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In this blog I hope to introduce you to some top tips for building communities within breakout rooms and why these might be useful! ...
Thinking back to the beginning of my first year in 2017, I remember going to a social mixer with staff and other first year students. Awkward at first, yes, but useful? Undeniably. I met my close friend and future academics who would guide me ...
For the first time, the BILT student Hackathon was delivered entirely digitally. The interactive event provided students with a unique opportunity to feedback on their experience of blended learning and design improvements. It was delivered in a series ...
Last week, I got the chance to take part in BILT’s annual Hackathon, which focused on students’ blended learning experience. For better or worse, this new way of learning is something ...
The BILT Hackathon first involved us splitting into groups and discussing the main challenges that we as students are finding whilst participating in blended learning. Some challenges we discussed did ...
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Addressing and challenging misconceptions around decolonising university curriculums. ...
Student perspective on how flipped learning supports students as researchers through active learning and putting students in the mindset of researchers. ...
Hello Bristol!   My name is Chloe and I’m one of four fabulous Student Fellows who will be working with BILT over the academic year. Although this will be my fourth year at university, as ...
Hi, I’m Jonny! I will be a BILT Student Fellow alongside studying for my Master’s in Education (Learning, Technology and Society). I am incredibly excited to embark on this experience as I will hopefully be able to apply what I ...
My name is Michelle Jideofor and I am one of the new BILT Student Fellows. Being a third year Civil Engineering student, this may not have been the most obvious role for me ...
Hi all – hoping you are all doing well in such strange times (I am sure you have heard this phrase a lot!)   My name is Rhona, and I am a new BILT ...
A student perspective on the importance of peer feedback, academic journal activities, and criticality for active learning and research-engagement. ...