BILT Briefing 99
BILT Briefings

Issue 99

Student Research Festival

We held our first in-person Student Research Festival on Tuesday 25th April at the Global Lounge, Senate House. It was great to listen to undergraduate and postgraduate taught students share their research into wellbeing, decolonisation and sustainability. It highlighted the research-rich culture of the University and the interdisciplinary nature of learning. The judges were impressed by all student presenters. The winners will be announced next week.

Research rich festival reflections

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Dr Aisling Tierney shares her thoughts on the Student Research Festival 2023, and students as researchers.

Embedding wellbeing in decolonial movements

BILT Student Fellows Evelyn Miller and Patty Miranda explore the link between wellbeing and decolonisation. 

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How our teaching philosophies shape us as educators

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Dr Sarah McLaughlin explores teaching philosophies and asks Why do you teach? What shapes you as an educator?

SPAIS Lunchtime Talks Series 2023

SPAIS Lunchtime Talks Series 2023: Prof. Lawrie Balfour, University of Virgnia 'Reparations Unbound? Dilemma of Dismantling Racial injustice in the 21st century' 1pm Wednesday 3rd May, Hepple Lecture Theatre, School of Geography, University Road.

Decolonisation Showcase Event

Friday 19th May, 9.30am – 2pm. Venue TBC. The keynote speaker for the event will be Jason Arday, Professor of Sociology of Education at the University of Cambridge. For further information and to book your place please email

Where are the interesting places on campus?

Send in your suggestions for interesting spaces on campus. We want to create an immersive experience of the variety of campus learning spaces, can you help us? Please email the team!

Upcoming events

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BILT Annual Conference 2023

Registration is now open for the BILT annual Conference. Tickets are free. You can choose to attend for the whole day or either of the morning/afternoon sessions. Teas and coffees will be available at the start of each session and lunch will be provided for those attending all day

BILT Annual Conference 2023. Building community and belonging in a challenging and changing world. 12 July. 9.30 am to 6 pm. The Bill Brown Suite. Keynote speakers: Professor Nicola Dandridge, Gail Capper and Sunday Blake Research poster presentations Presentations from staff & students Post conference drinks

Show, Tell and Talk: Active Learning Session - in-person interactive workshop, taking place at Ivy Gate Lecture Room 1.01 on Wednesday May 10th, 2023 between 3pm and 5pm. Hosted by BILT. Chaired by Ros O'Leary and featuring contributions from Marios Kremantzis, James Norman, Andy Crossley, Annika Johnson and Francesco Fornetti.

Workshop: Teaching and learning in the international classroom The workshop will be held in Room 1.20 in 35 Berkeley Square - 10:00 to 12:00 on Wednesday, 17 May 2023. During this workshop we will: • Explore the challenges and opportunities in our learning, teaching and assessment encounters in with international students. • Consider lecturer and student experiences in international classrooms and how they are affected by its diversity of language and culture. • Share some practical strategies & resources and reflect on why certain activities are of value.

Show, Tell and Talk – Group projects and dissertations – How to design and deliver successful group projects and dissertations | May 17th | 1pm – 2.30pm | Online

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