Our work and who we are

BILT aims to promote good teaching, inspire educational innovation, and support curriculum enhancement at the University of Bristol through a range of activities and initiatives.

About us 

BILT launched in 2017 and started by:

Our priorities

Encouraging the Scholarship of Learning and Teaching is a key priority for BILT. In 2020 BILT expanded, taking on core staff development activities for those who teach and developing a repository of case studies 

BILT’s core team is small, consisting of approximately 8 FTE staff. We focus our work on key themes which change each year to reflect current areas of interest for the higher education sector. For 2023/24 our themes are: 

  • International student experience 
  • Designing for all – inclusive assessment 
  • Designing for all – AI and assessment  
  • Designing for all – Group assessment 
  • Pedagogic research culture   

BILT also works closely with the Curriculum Enhancement Programme.


Each year we organise events to celebrate excellence in teaching and to provide students with a space to demonstrate their skills and knowledge. There will be ad-hoc activities throughout the year, but our core activities are:

We also provide support for national teaching awards such as the National Teaching Fellowship (NTF) and Collaborative Award for Teaching Excellence (CATE) schemes. 

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