Learning & Teaching Support (LTS)
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Learning and Teaching Support is the central structure for supporting all learning and teaching related activities at the University of Leeds. LTS comprises SDDU’s Learning and Teaching team; the Library’s Skills@Library, Portal and VLE Service teams; and the Academic Quality and Standards team. The Learning and Teaching Support Office (LTSO) co-ordinates activity across LTS and has specific responsibility for Leeds for Life and a range of strategic projects..
Thursday 23 January 2014 - University of the West of England, Bristol
The pressure on HEIs to improve public understanding of what universities do and to engage the public more, particularly around science and technology, in order to make university research a more dynamic part of everyday life.
This one-day conference gives delegates the opportunity to learn about some of the best practice in the sector, while offering an opportunity to consider what makes for successful and effective engagement in the new HE environment.
Delegates will leave the event better-informed about the relevance and potential impact of partnership and collaboration on their work, on the success of their institutions and on their partners. They will have a better understanding of the common factors which contribute to successful HEI engagement. And delegates will have the opportunity to develop a first sketch of an action plan to improve institutional engagement with local institutions, employers and communities.
For more information about this event and to book your place, go to the NIACE website.
There are now only a few places remaining on SEC3, so book quickly to ensure you secure your first choice of parallel session, workshop and symposium. The Conference takes place on Friday 10 January 2014 and this year's theme is Engaging Leeds.
Visit the SEC website for the full programme and to book your place.
We look forward to taking welcoming you to SEC3 on the day.
We are delighted to announce that bookings are now open for SEC3. The Conference takes place on Friday 10 January 2014 and our theme for the day is Engaging Leeds.
Visit the SEC website for the full programme of symposia, parallel sessions and workshops and book now to ensure you secure your first choices.
We look forward to taking your booking and to welcoming you to SEC3 on the day.
The new design will go live in September with enhanced functionality and a mobile-friendly interface. To prepare for this upgrade the website will not be available from 8am - 1pm on Monday 2nd September.
We had a fantastic response to the call for papers for SEC3 2014 - 94 abstracts in total for us to consider!
Thank you to everyone who sent theirs in - we will get a response to you by mid-August at the latest.
Don't forget to visit the SEC website over the coming weeks to see how the programme for SEC3 is shaping up.
The call for papers for SEC3 2014 closes on Friday 5 July 2013, so send your abstract in now!
Download your abstract pro forma from here.
The theme for SEC3 2014 is Engaging Leeds – if your current practice, or a project that you have completed, helps make Leeds an engaging university, then we would like to hear from you. SEC3 takes place on Friday 10 January 2014.
To find out how you can get involved, click here.
The Vice Chancellor, Professor Michael Arthur, praised the Second Annual Student Education Conference in his last "VC’s Week" column on the ForStaff website.
Click here to read his review.
Thank you to everyone who participated in the Second Annual Student Education Conference on Friday last week.
By now you will have been sent a link to an online survey that will help us evaluate what you thought of the day.
Help us make SEC3 2014 even better by getting your feedback to us as quickly as possible. Thank you!
If you have lost your link, please contact Rebecca Shaw on x31700.
UniLeeds is the mobile app with tons of University information staff and students might need on the go. Includes staff listings, timetable access, Library records, maps and news.Content from help@leeds is also available offline.
Go to: http://help.leeds.ac.uk/mobile.html to find out more. Available on iOS, Android and BlackBerry platforms.
Our colleagues in the VLE Service are happy to announce that the Blackboard Mobile Learn app is now available in the Apple App Store, Google Play and BlackBerry AppWorld. Just search for 'Blackboard Learn' in any of the above and get access to the VLE on the move.
Although primarily a student app, it does have some staff-specific features. For more information, visit http://goo.gl.ov9mz
- Feature article – OERs at Leeds.
- Student Education Conference 2013 bookings now open.
- Student transitions – helping our students to cope with transition throughout their time at university.
- Meet the new LeedsforLife student ambassadors
Comments? Contact the Editor Stephanie Stones
Bookings are now open for the Student Education Conference on Friday 4 January 2013! With seven symposia and over 20 parallel sessions to choose from, and an Exhibition Hall full of exhibits and demonstrations to visit, this is an excellent opportunity to find out what your colleagues in L&T and student support are up to around the University.
Programme and booking details available at the Conference website.
SEC1 2012 keynote Claire Cashmore won a silver for Paralympics GB in the London Paralympics 2012.
Claire's silver came in the SB8 100m breaststroke on Saturday 1 September.
Huge congratulations, Claire!
Claire Cashmore, who delivered one of the two keynote addresses at the first Student Education Conference in January 2012, will be part of Team GB at the Paralympics 2012 this August and September.
See Claire in action in the following:
- S9 100m Butterfly on 30 August
- SB8 100m Breaststroke on 1 September
- SM9 200m Individual Medley on 6 September
- S9 100m Freestyle on 7 September
The Curriculum Enhancement Project is looking to recruit 11 academic Broadening Strand Leaders to take up a 0.2fte appointment for 2.5 years from January 2013.
A copy of the job description and application process is outlined on the project website with a closing date of Friday 12th October. Please pass this on to colleagues who may be interested.
We are delighted to announce that we have received almost 100 abstract submissions for SEC2 2013. Thank you to everyone who has contributed so far. We shall be finalising the programme in August and will publish the programme on the SEC2 website
You can now also visit our Facebook page - don’t forget to ‘like’ us!
Contributions are invited for SEC2, which takes place on Friday 4 January 2013. Our theme is ‘Great Expectations’, be they the great expectations staff have of our students, students here have of us, or that potential employers have of our students and how we can help students to meet them. If you feel that your current practice, or a project that you have completed, helps the students you teach or support to meet their expectations, then we would like to hear from you. Go to the SEC2 homepage to find out how you can get involved.
- Feature article – embedding employability across the University.
- Student Education Conference 2013 call for papers.
- Flying Start project – transition to university.
- The Partnership in action!
- From QA to QE.
Comments? Contact the Editor Stephanie Stones
- Leeds University Student Education Fellowships announced.
- Enhancing our Practice Network launched.
- From a student perspective: Ben Jackson
- Student Education Conference Friday 6 January 2012: a review
- Innovations in Feedback Resources and Practice
Comments? Contact the Editor, Stephanie Stones
Phase 3 of the website is now fully operational with a wide range of enhancements for all users – support staff in schools, students and personal tutors. Enhancements include the new student dashboard, which gives more prominence to the support for personal tutoring, the option for schools and services to list skills development opportunities in any order to highlight those that are relevant at particular points in the year, an online system for tutors and tutees to book personal tutorial sessions, system customisations to make the system more appropriate for Lifelong Learning Centre and Foundation Year students and the provision of ‘dummy accounts’ so that all staff can experience the site as a personal tutor, a student and a graduate. Go to the Leeds for Life website
- Assessment: The MARK Project recommendations
- Employability: how ESSL and MaPS are enhancing the employment prospects of their students.
- Student engagement: Social Responsibility in Action: Leeds University Business School
- The Partnership: articles from Viv Jones and Ben Jackson
- Student Education Conference Friday 6 January 2012: how to book your place
- LeedsforLife: update on new functionality
Comments? Contact the Editor, Stephanie Stones
The First Annual Student Education Conference takes place on Friday 6 January 2012 and our theme for the day will be Excellence.
We are delighted to have secured Jim Parry and Claire Cashmore as our keynote speakers. To find out more about them and the issues they will be covering, visit the Conference website. A full programme, including parallel sessions and exhibits, will also be announced shortly on the site. To find out more, simply click 'Student Education Conference' in the left-hand navigation bar, or go to:
Developing New Opportunities for Student Skills Development
- High quality proposals are invited now to undertake projects to develop and embed new opportunities for students to develop the skills promoted through Leeds for Life.
- Up to 7 projects to develop new opportunities will be funded, each at a maximum cost which would normally not exceed Ł5K.
Leeds for Life stresses the value to students of taking opportunities to develop skills as part of their overall experience of being at the University. These opportunities are provided both by academic departments and by a wide range of co-curricular providers based in staff and student run organisations and services on campus.
In order to broaden the range of opportunities available to students a small amount of pump-priming funding is now available. The funding is provided by the Alumni Annual Fund, supported by donations from former students and friends of the University of Leeds, and the University’s Academic Development Fund. Project proposals are welcome from schools and services, all categories of staff, staff/student groups and student-led organisations.
Closing date for applications is Wednesday 1st June 2011
All staff are invited to contribute to the University’s response to the consultation by HEFCE on proposals to provide a set of publicly available information to enable prospective students to choose the university that is best for them, by:
- giving prospective students useful information about higher education courses and the student experience (in the form of a Key Information Set – ‘KIS’);
- improving accessibility to the information that higher education institutions publish about their courses and which is used for quality assurance; and
- developing the National Student Survey.
The outcome of the consultation will be published in Summer 2011, with a planned deadline of the start of the 2012/2013 academic year for each university to publish its Key Information Set (KIS) in order to inform the decisions of entrants for 2013. The full consultation document is available via the link, below. To contribute to the University’s response, please address the specific questions in the consultation document (as set out in Annex A to that document). Please send your reply to David Gardner (firstname.lastname@example.org) by Wednesday 16th February. David can also provide the consultation questions to you by email.
The LfL Foundation has awarded funding to 15 projects to be undertaken by individual students and groups of students to develop their skills. Project will take place both in the UK and in 7 countries across the rest of the world, including Peru, Kenya and Cambodia. The deadline for the next round of funding is the 19th February 2011 and details can be found on the Foundation pages of the Leeds for Life website.
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