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National Inclusion Week 2023

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National Inclusion Week, founded by Inclusive Employers, is dedicated to celebrating inclusion and taking action to create inclusive workplaces. This year’s theme ‘Take Action, Make Impact’, aims to get us thinking about what actions we can take and what positive impact these actions could and should have for marginalised colleagues.  As part of the week,...

Enhancing the University-wide mentoring scheme

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The University-wide mentoring scheme is run by OD&PL and from May to September 2023 applications were closed to allow us to make some changes to the scheme which would enhance your experience further, as either a mentor or mentee. The scheme is available to all staff and you can apply to be a mentor and/or...

In conversation with... Mary-Beth Whittingstall

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In this series of ‘In conversation with...’ articles we will introduce you to some of our learners from our grade 2-5 development programmes. Our first is Mary-Beth Whittingstall from the Digital Education Service who took part in our Fresh Steps programme.

Prestigious teaching fellowship for Leeds academic

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A Leeds academic has been recognised for his outstanding contribution to higher education with a National Teaching Fellowship (NTF). Dan Trowsdale, Deputy Head of the School of Mechanical Engineering, has worked at Leeds for seventeen years, having joined the University with more than 20 years’ industry experience in his field of product design. The National...

Most popular courses of the 2022/23 academic year

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As we reach the end of the 2022/23 academic year, we take a look at what the most popular courses amongst students and staff were over the past year with their free University account. There are over 21,000 courses on LinkedIn Learning to explore, and the lists below give you an idea of what others...

University of Leeds Teaching Awards 2023 winners announced 

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The winners of the 2023 University of Leeds Teaching Awards have been announced.  In their third year, these prestigious accolades are a celebration of excellent practice in student education, as well as the work and innovation of colleagues to deliver high-quality teaching and learning at Leeds. The panel of judges was incredibly impressed by the...

Reflecting on our Grade 2-5 Career Development Programme

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Written by Harriet Boatwright (Learning & Development Adviser, OD&PL) As we prepare for our next Grade 2-5 Career Development Programme, we hear from some of our previous participants to find out about how it has supported them. We also reflect on how we’ve developed the programme over the past year, based on conversations with the...

Mental Health Awareness Week 2023

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Mental Health Awareness Week (15 to 21 May 2023) is the UK’s national week dedicated to raising awareness of mental health and is hosted by the Mental Health Foundation. This year’s theme is anxiety, one of the most common mental health problems. The aim of this year’s campaign is to increase understanding of this aspect of...

New LinkedIn Learning features to grow your career

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LinkedIn Learning has several new features to help personalise your content to meet your learning needs and to reach your career aspirations. Career Goal The Career Goal feature allows you to explore and navigate career paths by personalising the learner experience to meet your professional goal. You will then receive content recommendations tailored to your...

Celebrating our PGCAP Graduates - April 2023

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Congratulations to 15 of our University of Leeds colleagues who have graduated from the University's Postgraduate Certificate in Academic Practice (PGCAP). They have all completed the course run by OD&PL which provides the opportunity for colleagues to reflect on and enhance their teaching practice whilst delivering a pedagogical research project. As a result, they have...