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By Marc Steward – Careers Consultant – University of Leeds    Background-Author I have worked as a Careers Consultant for 22 years, the last four of which have been at the University of Leeds. My core work at the UoL is with both LUBS and Earth & Environment students, but...

By James Moore – Teaching Fellow – Language Centre   A personal reflection on the experience of running a workshop  The abstract to my workshop at the 2019 LC Summer Conference contained the following assertions: “To put yourself in someone else’s shoes, you must first untie your own. As an...

By Carolin Schneider and Gilly Langley – Leeds Language Zone   The University of Leeds is investing heavily into supporting internationalisation in a meaningful way and enhancing the student experience by developing skills, improving employability and promoting intercultural understanding. Part of the Language Centre, the Language Zone offers students help with language...

By Alex Holloway, Teaching Fellow & Co-Programme Leader for the General English Programme This is a reflection aimed at the reluctant speaker, for the teacher who questions the idea of sharing everyday practice, for the busy innovator focused on planning and delivering education who may not have headspace for preparing...

Tanya Fernbank, Warren Sheard, Joanne Shiel, Eve Smith University of Leeds Language Centre Introduction The following reflection examines the process, benefits to students and lessons learnt from asynchronous peer marking of student writing portfolio drafts on a compulsory 60-credit, pass for progression module for students studying Engineering. The University of...

Scholarship of Language in Higher Education This event, with well over 100 participants, took place on the 15th of January 2021. You can access all the talks below (it will open in a new window).  Video of Scholarship of Language in Higher Education.   The aim of this event is...

Written by Alex Holloway Mental health, well-being, physical health, work-life balance, workload, back pain, loneliness…just a few phrases that came out of a short discussion about mental health in the Language Centre. For a while, now, I have been promising my (incredibly supportive) line manager a blog on this very...

This conference concluded with a panel discussion. On the panel were: Yolanda Cerdá Executive Director of Language Centre Dr. Alex Ding (Chair) Director of Scholarship LCS Dr. Geoffrey Nsanja Lecturer English for Academic Purposes Rasha Soliman Director of the Centre for Excellence in Language Teaching Professor Tom Ward Deputy Vice-Chancellor:...