BILT Briefings, News

Issue 94

Since our last BILT Briefing, International Day of Education has been celebrated. Dr Aisling Tierney shared her reflections and thoughts about why education matters. Share why it matters to you with us #BILTEducation follow us on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.

Call for Contributions: BILT Annual Conference

Building community and belonging in a challenging and changing world 

Wednesday 12th July 2023. In-person, at the Bill Brown Suite, Queens Building, Woodland Road.

This conference will explore the role of community and belonging in creating what Bell Hooks calls “the best climate for learning”. It will examine various themes such as inclusivity, interdisciplinarity, embedded authentic pedagogies, connection with the environment and with local and global communities. We are delighted to welcome contributions from staff across the University of Bristol. Application deadline Monday 6th March, 2023 at 9am.

Publishing a book in a Year (ish)

Professor James Norman updates us on his adventures in publishing and what he has learnt.

Case Studies: embedding employability and community based learning

The Faculty Employability Team have been busy working with academic colleagues developing five new embedding employability and engaged learning case studies. 

Use of coaching in Higher Education

gray and white wallpaper

Dr Rushana Khusainova explores the definition of coaching, looks at examples of it in practice and addresses its limitations.

Valuing research-rich storytelling skills

Dr Aisling Tierney discusses a recent Times Higher Education article which covered a curious finding about how research is perceived by government and uses it to reflect on how the full cycle of the research system can be conveyed to students.

The Future of Student Knowledge Exchange in Social Sciences and Law

Join the conversation

Date: Friday 17th February 2023 

Time: 8:30am-1:00pm (breakfast and sandwich lunch included) 

Venue: Clifton Hill House 

Since September 2020 the Professional Liaison Network’s (PLN) Bristol Model programme has enabled 41 students to work as Research Assistants across seven Social Science projects with partners in the city region.. A team based in the Faculty’s School of Education have been working to evaluate the Bristol Model, analysing and evidencing the direct benefits of this activity on students and external partner organisations, with a strong focus on reducing barriers to entry for students from widening participation backgrounds. To share learnings from the evaluation team and celebrate the success of the Bristol Model, the PLN are running a half-day event exploring this ‘student as researcher’ model of knowledge exchange. We would love to see you there, to join the conversation and contribute your own perspectives. To register please complete this form . 

Student Research Journal – call for papers

Please share this opportunity with all undergraduate and postgraduate taught students.

Upcoming events

Visit the full BILT calendar

Designing active learning sessions – how can we engage students with online materials to complement the in-person experience?
Designing active learning sessions – how can we engage students with online materials to complement the in-person experience?

Do you currently use Case-Based Learning (CBL) in your teaching? Would you like to understand more about how to embed authentic cases in your curriculum?

This interactive session will demonstrate how to design and engage students in interactive sessions and will involve a range of staff with differing approaches from different disciplinary areas.

Title slide
We will hear from some of the academics who are trialling the new Skills Framework about how they are using it to engage their students in their discipline and prompt reflection on achievements and future plans. And we will explore the opportunities and challenges of embedding the new Skills Framework in your programmes.
This event was previously scheduled for 22 February, 2023.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.