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.
BILT launched in 2017 and started by:
- providing opportunities for funding for education development projects
- working with students each year around key themes
- developing our BILT blog, podcast and video channels.
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.
Scholarship of Learning and Teaching
BILT encourages evidence-informed practice, and the dissemination of ideas and research.
BILT offers a range of learning and teaching development and resources to support all staff who teach or support learning.
BILT hosts a bank of case-studies on a wide range of themes from Decolonisation to Digital Learning.
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.
Blog posts, case studies, podcasts and events listing