BILT Briefings, News

Issue 90


  • Our Times Higher Education Award winners
  • Details of the forthcoming Research Supervisor Symposium
  • The next blog post in Publishing a book in a year: November
  • New pedagogy podcast series
  • Upcoming events

Congratulations to our Times Higher Education Award winners.

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Dr Francesco Fornetti, Associate Professor of Radio Frequency Engineering at Bristol, was Highly Commended in the Most Innovative Teacher of the Year category. Read more on the We Are Engineering blog post.

Andy Radford, Professor of Behavioural Ecology was singled out for Outstanding Research Supervisor of the Year Award. Hear all about Andy Radford’s approach to research supervision at our Research Supervisor Symposium on Tuesday 13 December 2022, 9am- 12pm.

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Research Supervisor Symposium

Wills Memorial Building. Tuesday 13 December 2022, 9am- 12pm.

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Highlights of this years’ Symposium, include lightning papers, short presentations and a Q&A with Professor Andy Radford. The full programme is now available. Visit EventBrite to book your place.

Student Research Journal 22/23

Is open for submissions and subject editorial board applications.

Please share with all undergraduate and postgraduate taught students.

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Show, Tell and Talk workshop: community building and student belonging online

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Catch up on our latest workshop from the inspiring and thought provoking Show, Tell and Talk series.

Publishing a book in a year: November

The latest in our very popular series, Publishing a book in a year, Professor James Norman talks about a watershed moment. Not to be missed!

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Trauma-informed supervision

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Dr Aisling Tierney explores Katrina McChesney’s recent paper, looking at principles that can be used in a variety of contexts.

Climate anxiety

What is climate anxiety and what are its sources? How can we build an education strategy that is supportive of the emotions that climate education invokes, whilst protecting young peoples associated mental health outcomes? Can this be intertwined with a strategy that aims to develop young people who become change-makers and innovators for the future?

This blog post discusses young people and climate anxiety, offering some actionable points for the development of the climate education curriculum, as well as some tools for educators to immediately begin supporting their students.

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Pedagogy podcast

Are you looking for inspiring new ways to teach? Do you find it tricky to adapt teaching from one context into another? Do you struggle to find the right sources to direct your practice?  

Join us for a new series of podcasts with teaching and learning practitioners from across the institution. Each week we speak with a different academic, read a new text, and think about how to apply ideas into different contexts. The opportunities and challenges of the practice are explored over 20 minutes of discussion.  

The podcast series will inspire academics from all backgrounds and levels but is particularly beneficial to those embarking on qualifications via CREATE (Cultivating Research-rich Education and Teaching Excellence) including the HEA Fellowship route and the Postgraduate Certificate on Academic Practice (PGCAP). 

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This week Louise Howson talks to Emilie Poletto-Lawson a lecturer in Academic Development within BILT who reflects on the paper “Thanks, but no thanks for the feedback” by Alex Forsythe and Sophie Johnson. 

Upcoming Events

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