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Browse the latest news and events from across the Student Education Development team below. You can also follow OD&PL on Twitter @UniLeedsODPL.

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Working together with students, we organised co-curricular activities to enhance professional competencies and equip our students with the skills to stand out in the job market upon graduation. In the process we also built a strong sense of community.   What did you do, why did you do it? Multiple co-curricular activities (those that run parallel…
Kahoot and other quizzing software are powerful tools for assessment as they provide instant feedback, gameification, and the MCQ (multiple choice questions) and free typing questions can be modified to assess higher-order skills, as well as knowledge recall. In addition, the anonymity of these tools can allow evaluation of your teaching intervention. What did you…
In this article I reflect on my experience of co-creating marking criteria for summative group presentations with Year 0 students in a fully online [20/21] and flipped [21/22] learning environment. The process has been refined over these two academic years giving increasing control for the student. Students developed the matrix and then practiced their application…
Browse a round-up of OD&PL’s student education development opportunities in the 2022/23 academic year.   It includes programmes, events and resources to develop your practice, support for professional recognition, leadership development in student education and the opportunity to join several communities of practice for ongoing support. Further opportunities will be added throughout the year and…
Congratulations to 11 of our University of Leeds colleagues who have graduated from the University’s  Postgraduate Certificate in Academic Practice (PGCAP). They have all taken part in the course designed to reflect and enhance their teaching practice and to deliver a pedagogical research project. As a result, they have also been awarded AHE Fellowship (FHEA)…
Three academics at the University of Leeds have been recognised for their outstanding contribution to higher education with National Teaching Fellowships. Professor Bee Bond from the Language Centre – part of the School of Languages, Cultures and Societies – and Professor Karen Burland from the School of Music have both been awarded National Teaching Fellowships (NTF) for their work…
Winners have been announced for the University of Leeds Teaching Awards 2022. The awards celebrate excellent practice in student education, as well as the work and innovation of colleagues to deliver high-quality teaching and learning at Leeds. Applications were received from across the University before being reviewed by a panel to determine the winners for…
Joanne Shiel, Director of Year 1 of the Leeds-SWJT Joint School and Director of Languages for Engineering Programmes, has been awarded Principal Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy (PFHEA) for her leadership and contribution to learning and teaching in higher education. Joanne becomes the sixth colleague at Leeds to achieve Principal Fellow status, and the…
Louise Banahene MBE, Director of Educational Engagement at Leeds, has been awarded Principal Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy (PFHEA) for her leadership and contribution to learning and teaching in higher education.   Louise becomes the fifth colleague at Leeds to achieve Principal Fellowship in recognition of her work leading the University’s access and student success…