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Professor Anne Tallontire awarded Principal Fellowship (PFHEA) 

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Professor Anne Tallontire has become the ninth colleague currently at the University of Leeds to be recognised as a Principal Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (PFHEA) for her leadership in student education across the institution. Principal Fellowship is awarded by Advance HE to colleagues whose practice involves a sustained record of effectiveness in strategic...

Celebrating our latest PGCAP graduates – March 2024

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Congratulations to all those who have recently graduated from our Postgraduate Certificate in Academic Practice (PGCAP). 18 colleagues from the University of Leeds have recently completed the PGCAP, and as such have also been awarded Advance HE Fellowship (FHEA).  Dr Hannah Campbell – School of Biomedical Science   Kasia Drozdiak – Learning Development Team (Library)  Dr Victoria Easton –...

Developing Critical Thinking Skills Through Semi- Structured Debate

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Critical thinking skills are a central component of teaching and learning in higher education institutions, and utilising the skills and experience debating can be an engaging way to develop these skills in our students.   What did you do? Why did you do it?    Critical thinking skills are a central component of teaching and learning in...

Undergraduate Translation Modules and Student Employability

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NB: This article was first published in 2020 on Casebook@Leeds. Overview This case study presents the findings of an action research project conducted in Autumn 2019 aiming to examine the extent to which employability-enhancing skills are signposted to students in final year translation modules at Leeds. Findings revealed some examples of best practice which can...

Special ceremony recognises excellence in education

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It’s been an honour and privilege to present the awards at this year’s celebration. It’s been lovely to hear about the care, generosity and kindness that goes into teaching. Winners of the University of Leeds Teaching Awards 2023 were recognised during a special celebration held on campus to honour excellence in student education at Leeds. The...

Writing Retreats: Encouraging students to develop the skills needed to succeed

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Against the backdrop presented by sector wide concerns around students’ mental health and well-being (Remskar et al, 2022), it is important to recognise how dissertation modules for independent learning could appear daunting for some students. They may not have previously experienced this mode of teaching and learning, and/or may lack the skills, experience, knowledge, motivation,...

Round-up of OD&PL's student education development opportunities in 2023/24

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At the start of this new academic year we thought it would be a good time to update you with a round-up of the support we have available to help you develop your student education practice.  It includes programmes, events and resources to develop your practice, support for professional recognition, leadership development in student education...