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We've lots to share with you in this April email including the link to book for the final CHSE Staff Development workshops of the cycle, BILT funding opportunities, TLHP funded places and applying for Sustainable Lab Accreditation. We'd love for you to take part! Please see below for a little more information:

The April session in our series of Educational Research Workshops looks at analysing qualitative data and in May we have a session on writing for publication:

Data Analysis Workshops: qualitative
Tuesday 2nd April, 12 noon - 2 pm
This session is aimed at anyone who would like to learn about analysing qualitative data and would like to try thematic analysis. In this workshop we will explore:
  • Different types of qualitative analysis
  • A systematic approach to thematic analysis

You will have the opportunity to undertake thematic analysis of either your own or supplied data and will workshop this in groups.

With - Dr Ellayne Fowler

Writing for Publication
Tuesday 21st May, 12 noon - 2 pm
This session is aimed at anyone who would like to publish in the scholarship of teaching and learning for the health sciences.This workshop will help you to:
  • Identify outlets for your education scholarship
  • Structure your writing to fit your chosen outlet
  • Get started on writing
With -  Dr Ellayne Fowler

Book your places now through the links provided for each event or by visiting the CHSE website events page for the listings for the remainder of the academic year. (Places are free but booking is required for space management). Staff are welcome to bring their own cold food for lunch and tea/ coffee will be provided.  CPD attendance certificates can also be provided for the sessions. You can view information about events that have been previously run in Blackboard as we build up a library of material relevant to education in the Faculty of Health Sciences.


The Faculty is offering 2 bursaries, giving Faculty staff the chance to study on any one of the following TLHP Diploma units in 2019. These entail 2 obligatory face to face days, with some work prior to and between study days. The final assignment is due 12 weeks after the start of the unit and attracts 20 M-level credits. Our study days are lively and participative. You can choose from the following 4 units running in Summer 2019:

Exploring Contemporary issues 02/05/19 & 28/05/19
An opportunity to explore current key issues in healthcare education from diverse viewpoints. Free choice of area of study for the assignment.

Leading in Healthcare Education 08/05/19 & 04/06/19
The unit supports the application of concepts of leadership and change in the context of healthcare education provision.

Technology Enhanced Learning (TEL) 17/05/19 & 18/06/19
The unit introduces key concepts, theory and practices in TEL. We shall explore the use of technology to enhance teaching/learning and encourage you to apply TEL in your own learning and teaching.
NB final assignment is a presentation which will be scheduled to suit all after the 12 week assignment deadline. There will be submission of references and short reflection on the deadline.

Advanced Assessment 13/06/19 & 11/07/19
This offers the opportunity to explore and extend existing practices in the context of the latest assessment theory.

To discuss the academic content of any of these units, please email

Formalities: completion of TLHP application to be ‘occasional student’.
To apply for a place, please contact Rachel Scott in the TLHP office ( for further instructions.

Deadline for all applications – Monday 8th April.
We have up to 10 Teaching Innovation Grants (of up to £3000) available for small, one year projects to support teaching innovation and development within schools and programmes. And up to 2 University Teaching Fellowships (of up to £10,000 for a one to three-year period) available to supports individuals in developing scholarly research.

Educational Enhancement Funds 
This role is unpaid, however BILT contributes costs to support staff in exploring specific areas of interest in teaching and learning, resulting in the generation of outputs. BILT Associates provide an avenue for a larger scale involvement of BILT within schools and the University more broadly, enabling staff to contribute in ways that fit around their existing school commitments.

BILT Associates 
This is a secondment role for either 12 or 24 months, BILT Fellows play a key role in supporting the University's strategic educational development, supporting educational development and priorities within home schools/ faculties and undertake individual scholarly work and research in theme-based areas.

BILT Academic Fellows 
The deadline to apply for BILT opportunities next year is fast approaching, current opportunities to work with BILT from 2019/20 include:
If you have any queries please contact the BILT team who will be happy to help.
Bristol is already a sector leader in 'Responsible/Sustainable Research'. Engagement with the accreditation has gone from strength to strength (2017 - 12 teams, 2018 - 35 teams inc. a whole Department). The new framework stands alone from Green impact and is called the Laboratory Efficiency Assessment Framework (LEAF). 

The difference with the initiative this year is that all institutions in the steering group have committed to standardisation, collaboration for future development and crucially, we are working with the research councils and grant funding bodies (Wellcome Trust, NERC, UKRI). As you know, the research councils are under pressure to demonstrate both financial and socio-environmental responsibility in their funding models; this new accreditation provides one solution for them to achieve this.

Staff members can view the new framework on the LEAF website and view the launch email here.
We've been running the CHSE staff prizes for 2 years now and awarding certificates at our annual conferences. You can read about our worthy nominees and winners on our website.