BILT Associates




Applications for 22/23 are now closed.

Provides funding of £50 per day for up to 10 days, in exchange for contributions to work in a specific theme areas (which change annually) through independent exploration, activities and research. Funding can be used to supplement activities or resources to support scholarship or professional development.

This opportunity is open to academic and professional services staff from across the University who have a passion for exploring and evaluating effective pedagogic innovations in the identified theme areas. Staff employed on all pathways/grades and on both full and part-time contracts are eligible.
BILT Associate time is spent on all or a combination of the following types of activities:

  • Attending BILT meetings with other Associates working within the same theme area and providing regular updates on progress to date . 
  • Undertake individual research and exploration in the theme area in order to: 

    • Plan and deliver workshops on behalf of BILT e.g. contributing to our Show, Tell and Talk series or the BILT annual conference. 
    • Develop online resources, cases studies and/or blog posts for the BILT blog/website.
    • Attending university wide meetings and providing guidance and advice as a theme expert . 

Associate themes  

Associates have now been selected for 22/23 and their work align with the one of the following themes informed by the University’s education strategy and BILT’s priorities: 

Students belonging and wellbeing in the curriculum. For example:  

  • How can we design curricula and sessions to build students sense of belonging and promote their wellbeing?  
  • What kind of activities and engagement help include all students, help bring them together and improve their wellbeing?   

Designing active learning sessions – in-person and online.For example:  

  • How can we design in-person session to attract and engage students? 
  • How can we engage students with online material to complement the in-person session?  

Assessment and feedback. For example:  

  • Assessment that promotes student agency across all years of a programme, including projects and research. 
  • Authentic assessment and assessment reflecting the Bristol Skills Framework . 
  • Group projects and group dissertations. 

Application cycle  

Applications for these opportunities are now closed for 22/23. Applications for 23/24 will open in TB2 2022.  

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