First Call for TIA Funding!

This is the first call for submissions for Loughborough University applicants seeking funding under the 2017 Teaching Innovation Awards. These high profile awards support individuals or teams of staff or students and staff to develop and share innovative teaching ideas both internally and externally. These awards are a key part of Loughborough University’s commitment toRead more

Loughborough Academics Publish Research in Prestigious Journal

2010 Teaching Innovation Awards winners, Dr Lawrence Leger and Dr Karligash Glass (Kenjegalieva), have recently published their work in Assessment and Evaluation in Higher Education.  Their research article, ‘What if best practice is too expensive? Feedback on oral presentations and efficient use of resources’, suggests that ‘less resource-intensive [teaching and learning] methods need not compromiseRead more

Developing Outreach and Employability through Innovative Teaching

A group of student historians from Loughborough are heading out into schools across the UK this winter on a mission to research teaching. The staff-student collaboration project, Developing Outreach and Employability through Innovative Teaching, led by Dr.Catherine Armstrong and final-year student Lauren Porter involves students observing how history is taught in schools. Both primary andRead more

Changes are a-coming in Disabled Students’ Allowances

This blog post has been contributed by Karisa Krcmar from the Counselling and Disability Service at Loughborough University. I am a little hesitant about writing about disability legislation and cuts in funding in a month Centre for Academic Practice have dedicated to inclusive learning. In an ideal word there would be no need to talk about adjustmentsRead more

Academics' teaching innovation takes awards

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Supporting dissertation students and improving the ways we use technology to develop learning are at the heart of this year’s 2014 Teaching Innovation Awards winning bids. The Teaching Centre has invested a total of £18,443.26 in the winning projects to proactively enhance student learning not only in the six departments who won, but across the University.Read more

Improving the learning experience

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There is a major feature in the latest news at lboro (pp.12-13) regarding the Teaching Centre in an article entitled “Improving the learning experience”. Indeed, our work with students, their representatives and colleagues across campus features on the Spring 2014 cover page! The major focus of the articles are the Teaching Innovation Awards (TIAs), the nextRead more

The Maya Project eBook

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It is not always easy to determine where R (Research), T (Teaching) and E (Enterprise) might begin and end, indeed whether this post should be on the e@lboro blog! Working in the School of Sports, Exercise and Health Sciences here at Loughborough, Dr. Maria Inês Varela-Silva is Director of The Maya Project within the Centre for Global Health andRead more

HEA Workshop and Seminar Series – funding available

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In support of its 2013-14 workshop and seminar series, the Higher Education Academy (HEA) has issued calls regarding STEM, Social Sciences, and Arts and Humanities subjects, as well as opening up a theme-based stream. The HEA wishes to cover a number of areas (see below), and a grant of £750 is available to support each workshop/seminar, with the deadline for submissions setRead more

LUDT funding opportunity

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The Loughborough University Development Trust (LUDT) have recently put out their annual call for funding applications. Fuller details are available on the Lboro Noticeboard  but, as that posting says, the “Loughborough Fund exists to provide support for projects that enhance the student experience. You can submit a bid for up to £5,000 at any time, andRead more

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