How can Elevate help you enhance your teaching? Upcoming opportunities and events

To help you plan your development for the beginning of the new semester, the Elevate team would like to highlight their upcoming activities, events and important dates for your diary.


Give your feedback on the Learning and Teaching Conference

Thank you to everyone who attended the recent Learning and Teaching Conference. There is still time to give your feedback to help build on this year's success.

Access resources from the conference

Employability was a key theme of the conference. If you would like to continue the conversation about the skills and employability of students, the Careers Service have set up an Employability Community of Practice where members can share good practice, latest research and discuss ideas for ongoing employability development within programmes.


Student Observation of Teaching (SOOT) - last call for applications

Student Observation of Teaching (SOOT) is a great opportunity for students and staff from different disciplines to collaborate to enhance teaching at the University. Students are able to influence the development of learning and teaching, and you can gain feedback from a student perspective on any aspect of your practice you wish. Further information can be found here.

Apply to take part next semester (applications close noon on 23 January)


Recognising and celebrating excellence

The Senate Award Scheme for 2019-2020 is now open! The closing date for submissions is 5pm on Friday 20 March 2020. The Scheme rewards those who are inspirational or who demonstrate an exceptional contribution in the area of learning and teaching and/or supporting and enhancing the student learning experience.

Find further details on the process of nominations and submissions


Mentoring programme for learning and teaching

The Elevate mentoring programme for learning and teaching is centred around positive conversations with a neutral person (outside your department), who helps mentees to create a clear development plan, understand how to achieve what's expected of them in their role, and navigate their way through learning and teaching issues. To find out more about the scheme, sign up to the introductory workshop through the LMS.

Please note, you must attend the workshop to participate in the scheme.


One-off workshops & events

  • Education for Sustainable Development - 29 January, 1-2.30pm, 301 Flexible Workspace
  • Exploring Inclusive Curricula - 26 February, 1-2.30pm, The Elevate Hub
  • Embedding Skills for Employability - 4 March, 1-2.30pm, The Elevate Hub

Book your place for the above events through the LMS

Blackboard Accessibility and Design Drop-in Day - 29 January, 10am-4pm, The Elevate Hub

Event details

You will also see on the LMS a whole suite of events that will support you to develop your learning and teaching, including digital learning events (now enhanced with case studies of digital learning in action), workshops to help you develop your LTPRS applications, workshops for GTAs, and workshops that explore ways to improve your teaching practice more generally.


Ongoing 1:1 support

The Elevate 1:1 Teaching Support Programme offers 30 minute appointments with an advisor on any aspect of learning and teaching, and the Digital Learning Advice Slots offer further one to one support specifically in technology-enhanced learning.

Book a slot


Contribute to the Elevate blog

In September we launched our Elevate Blog, dedicated to discussing all things learning and teaching. We would like to invite contributions to the blog - if you have a case study, reflection, or just a ramble, we'd like to hear from you!

Find out how to contribute to the blog


Further ahead

TELFest will run from 29 June to 2 July this year. The call for proposals for sessions is now open.

Submit your proposal