BILT Briefings, News

Issue 95

In this issue find out more about BILT’s Annual Conference and find out how you can take part and engage with the theme – Building community and belonging in a challenging and changing world. We are delighted to announce the return of our Student Research Festival. This year for the first time ever the event will be in person – Tuesday 25th April, at Global Lounge. Also, the Bristol Teaching Award (BTAs) nomination period is fast approaching, who will you nominate? We also have new blog posts and new events for your diary. Enjoy!

BILT Annual Conference 2023

BILT Annual Conference 2023 logo - four jigsaw pieces overlapping but not connected. Title of the 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.


Get involved with the conference

Call for contributions

Our call for contributions is now open. We are looking for staff contributions which explore building community and belonging.

Conference Blog Posts

This year we will be sharing a monthly blog related to our conference theme. Find out more in the Introducing … the BILT Conference blog post and enjoy the first full blog post What does a community of practice mean to you? We are inviting responses to the questions posed in the posts and look forward to reading your thoughts. The format of the response is entirely open. It could take the form of a photography, a piece of creative writing, a piece of writing, poetry, an artefact, a poster, or any other medium.

You can send your contributions to:  

Student Research Festival #SRF23

The Student Research Festival is open to all undergraduates and taught postgraduates. It is a one-day in-person event focused on highlighting the best of student-created research, featuring presentations, discussions, workshops, and multimedia resources. To apply to present please complete the Call for Presenters form. The deadline is the 6th March 2023.

This year’s Student Research Festival #SRF23 will take place on Tuesday 25th April, 2023. It will be an in-person event, held at the Global Lounge, Senate House. 10am – 4pm.

Bristol Teaching Awards 2023

The Bristol Teaching Award (BTAs) nomination period is fast approaching! Nomination period 6th – 27th March.

The BTAs recognise and celebrate individual staff and teams (both academic and professional services) who have made an outstanding contribution to teaching, the provision of support for students and/or enhance the student learning experience.

Crafting our student’s reflective voice: how to improve the art of writing reflectively

In this blog post Annie Noble-Denny explores the implementation of a patchwork text-writing approach to support students in improving their reflective writing.

The impact of ChatGPT in Higher Education: A closer look

black flat screen computer monitor

Dr Anienkan Essien takes a closer look at the pros and cons of the emergence of Large Language Models, such as, ChatGPT. Its impact on business schools in the higher education sector and the potential implications of this technology.

Student Research Journal

Please share this opportunity with all undergraduate and postgraduate taught students. The deadline is Monday 6th March 2023.

Student Research Journal - open for submissions. The SRJ is an online, peer-reviewed journal, dedicated to the publication of high-quality UG and PGT research. @biltonline

Exploring decolonisation in the curriculum with students as partners and the role of community engaged learning 

Engaged Learning Community event: Friday 31st March. 1pm – 2pm. Online 60 minute interactive session.

Marie Xypaki from SOAS will be joining the Engaged Learning Community to explore this links between decolonising the curriculum and community engaged learning. This includes:

  • Share the learnings from a staff-student partnership project at SOAS University that looks at decolonising the curriculum based on student self-reflections and lived experiences.
  • Encourages discussion and reflection amongst community engaged learning practitioners on how to strengthen the links between decolonisation and community engaged learning practice.  

Please email to sign up.

Upcoming events

Visit the full calendar

Show, Tell and Talk. Feb 23rd Hybrid. Embedding Case Based Learning in a modern undergraduate curriculum: design, implementation and practice. G.10 Lecture Theatre. 43 Woodland Rd.
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
Show, Tell and Talk. March 15th 3-5pm. In-person. Designing Active Learning Sessions. Lecture room 1.01. Ivy Gate Building.
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.

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