The University of Leeds Bioscience Education Research Group (ULBERG) has been formed by a dedicated group of teaching and scholarship staff to establish an education research group to broaden the impact of excellence in teaching and scholarship across the Faculty's staff and students and to further the institutional and Faculty L&T strategies. The overarching aim of the group is to be recognised as a centre of excellence for bioscience teaching, scholarship and innovation in the UK and internationally. The education research group at Leeds will also act as a regional hub for colleagues in other northern universities focussing on education and scholarship in bioscience. One of the major aims of the group will be to continue to bid for significant external funding which will maintain and extend the research projects.
The aims of the research group are:
- Undertake innovative research into learning and teaching in higher education;
- Undertake focussed research in a wide range of educational areas, currently including: technology enhance learning, open educational resources, curriculum enhancement, employability and public understanding of science;
- Provide a forum for sharing and dissemination of pedagogic and scholarly research;
- Undertake activities which directly improve undergraduate and taught postgraduate student engagement and enhance the quality of the student experience;
- Enhance professional development opportunities for teaching and scholarship focussed staff.