BILT was launched in June 2017 with the aim of inspiring innovation and excellence across the University and beyond. Since its inception, it has grown significantly; engaging with hundreds of staff and growing its core team almost three-fold, while still striving to achieve the same aim.

BILT’s work is organised through five high-level priorities:

  • Championing student engagement
  • Working with programme teams
  • Continuing professional development
  • Research-informed teaching
  • Recognition, reward and celebration
  • Digital and physical learning environment (in partnership with DEO)

BILT core activities include:

  • Hosting events, such as the Bristol Teaching Awards, Best of Bristol lecture series.
  • Providing grants and funds for staff looking to develop innovation in their teaching.
  • Disseminating good practice through a blog, podcast, video channel.
  • Developing practice through online pedagogy toolkits and professional and curriculum development workshops.
  • Hosting learning communities to develop knowledge and practice in key areas.
  • Collaborating and coproducing resources with students via our Student Fellows and other activities.

There are a number of pedagogical areas we are focussing on as an institute, including assessment, spaces, co-creation and student partnership and research-informed teaching.

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