The University Teaching Fellowship Scheme aims to raise the profile of teaching and learning by supporting and valuing individuals who make an outstanding impact on the student learning experience at the University of Bristol.
University Teaching Fellowships (to commence from the following August) are awarded through open competition to members of academic staff to facilitate their ability to spend a dedicated period of time (up to one year) on research and disseminating innovative and high-quality teaching and learning practices at a national (or even international) level. The Scheme has been approved by Education Committee and Senate.
Dr Thompson’s project focuses on Sustainable Healthcare Education and the issue that the ideas of sustainability are percolating only slowly into health care and its surrounding educational culture. The project aims to contribute substantively to the development of the sustainable healthcare theme in UK medical education at local (UoB), regional (Severn Deanery), national and international levels.
Ms Visintini’s project focuses on the University’s Personal Learning Space (PLS) - an academic and social networking site which the University bought last year. The project looks to question whether the PLS is the appropriate online environment to support students in getting to know each other, connect, communicate and share learning materials and whether there are more and/or new fit-for-purpose alternatives that the University should consider adopting.
The Scheme is normally open to applications from February, whilst the University deadline for submission is in March each year, though faculties may set their own deadlines for submission prior to this date. The successful applicants / nominees will be informed of the decision late-March, with the winners of the Fellowships being announced at an awards dinner at the end of June.
If you have any questions about the Scheme please contact Stuart Evans.