Projects at the University of Leicester

Here is a list of all of the projects showcased on this site, grouped by the academic year the project began. The thematic links on this page will take you directly to where the project is showcased in that theme.

If you would like your project to be added to this list and showcased on the site, please email the LLI

2015 - 2016

Project Lead(s)Department/ SchoolProject TitleThemes of Project
Professor Derek Raine and Dr Sarah Gretton Centre for Interdisciplinary Science Drilling down into student engagement Large Scale Curriculum Transformation
Programme Satisfaction
Students as Partners
Dr Alison Harvey Media and Communication Games as education in the UK Large Scale Curriculum Transformation
Dr Stevie-Jade Hardy and Professor Neil Chakraborti Criminology Bringing the online experience to life: developing new and innovative online learning resources Online Resources
Widening Participation
Dr Marion Krauthaker Modern Languages Modern Languages Study Centre (MLSC) virtual guide Online Resources
Professor Jeremy Levesley Mathematics Game apps for learning calculus Student Performance
Dr Dylan Williams and Dr Sandeep Handa Chemistry Student and staff perceptions of transferable and workplace skills development in Chemistry degree programmes Transferable Skills

2014 - 2015

Project Lead(s)Department/ SchoolProject TitleThemes of Projects
Professor Elizabeth Anderson and Dr Simon Bennett Medical and Social Care Education Building our pedagogical understandings of interprofessional undergraduate simulation with students, patients and faculty Students as Partners
Student Performance
Dr Chris Willmott and Alex Moseley Biochemistry and Leicester Learning Institute AudioVisuals in the Disciplines (AVID): development of subject-specific libraries of broadcast media resources Large Scale Curriculum Transformation
Students as Partners
Dr Oliver Harris and Dr Huw Barton Archaeology and Ancient History Podcasting the past Online Resources
Student Performance
Student Retention
Widening Participation
Dr Alexandra Patel and Dr Laura Mongan Leicester Learning Institute and Medicine Perspectives on the effectiveness of Peer Assisted Learning (PAL) within the School of Medicine from participants, leaders and staff Peer Instruction/Learning
Dr Rob Thornton Engineering Developing new approaches to teaching computational skills in the Physical Sciences and Engineering Modular Level Curriculum Transformation
Dr Judith West and Professor Elizabeth Anderson Medical and Social Care Education Advancing reflection and feedback for medical students: their views on the content of a summative portfolio Modular Level Curriculum Transformation
Students as Partners
Student Performance
Transferable Skills
Dr Hugo Williams Engineering Screencasts in Engineering Online Resources
Student Performance

Widening Participation

2013 - 2014

Project Lead(s)Department/ SchoolProject TitleThemes of Projects
Dr Ross Parry, Katy Bunning, Professor Mark Peel and the Accessible Curriculum team College of Arts, Humanities and Law The Accessible Curriculum CAHL Improvement Project Large Scale Curriculum Transformation
Widening Participation
Dr Ross Parry et al. College of Arts, Humanities and Law The Flexible Learning Experience (FLEx) Project Large Scale Curriculum Transformation
Dr Mark Rawlinson, Tracey Dodman, Nichola Gretton, Steve Rooney, Craig Bartle and Laura Guihen English, Criminology and the Academic Practice Service What goes on in 'Guided Independent Study'? Student Performance
Student Retention
Dr Maarten Tas, Dr Sarah Gretton and Prof Derek Raine Education and the Centre for Interdisciplinary Science The Flipped Classroom Blended Learning
Dr Sandeep Handa and Dr Dylan Williams Chemistry Peer 2 Peer mentoring to improve participation rates and student experiences of industrial placements Peer Instruction/Learning
Programme Satisfaction
Transferable Skills
Professor Derek Raine, Dr Sarah Gretton, and Duncan Greenhill Centre for Interdisciplinary Science and Education for Sustainable Development Forum (ESD) Sustainable Futures Online Co-curriculum
Individual Skills
Professor Richard Sandell and Sarah Plumb Museum Studies Co-creating and using exhibitions for learning Students as Partners

2012 - 2013

Project Lead(s)Department/ SchoolProject TitleThemes of Project
Professor Bob Norman and Professor Jon Scott Medical and Social Care Education and Cell Physiology and Pharmacology Improving staff and student use of learning outcomes to support learning Large Scale Curriculum Transformation
Dr Sarah Gretton and Professor Derek Raine Centre for Interdisciplinary Science Student Engagement Survey Students as Partners
Student Performance
Student Retention
Dr Paul Reilly and Dr Palitha Edirisingha Media and Communication and Beyond Distance Research Alliance Screencasts in Media Studies Online Resources

2011 - 2012

Project Lead(s)Department/ SchoolProject TitleThemes of Project
Dr Glynne Williams, Dr Nalita James & Dr Daniela Rudloff Centre for Labour Market Studies Space for enhancing employability skills:  A role for distance learning? Programme Satisfaction
Transferable Skills
Widening Participation
Simon Kear & Denise Sweeney Beyond Distance Research Alliance, Academic Practice Unit Pilot in Lecture Capture (PiLC) Lecture Capture
Programme Satisfaction
Dr Emma Staniland Modern Languages Enhancing PDP and Autonomous Learning in Modern Languages Individual Skills
Online Resources
Dr James Campbell Centre for American Studies, School of Historical Studies Student created podcasts for Education and Employability in the Arts and Humanities Blended Learning
Modular Level Curriculum Transformation
Transferable Skills
Dr Paul Reilly, Dr Palitha Edirisingha Media and Communication, Beyond Distance Research Alliance The right blend? The use of Blackboard to support postgraduate dissertation students Blended Learning
Dr Helen Dexter Politics and International Relations Politics and International Relations Blackboard Portal Online Resources
Students Working Collaboratively
Widening Participation
Dr Alan Stocker Engineering Peer Instruction for Teaching of Electromagnetism Peer Instruction/Learning
Student Performance

2010 - 2011

Project Lead(s)Department/ SchoolProject TitleThemes of Project
Dr Phil Wood and Dr Paul Warwick Education Learning Spaces – higher education beyond the seminar room Blended Learning
Alex Moseley, Nichola Gretton & Dr Clifford Fyle CDDU (Course Design and Development Unit) A Personal Voice: Research into effective pedagogy, methodology and technology surrounding the use of digital audio feedback methods to enhance the student experience in distance education Large Scale Curriculum Transformation
Widening Participation
Dr Simon Lawes, Dr Katy McKenzie & Dr David Weston Engineering, Chemistry Developing a Materials Online Learning Environment (MOLE) Individual Skills
Student Performance
Widening Participation
Professor Hilary Burgess, Dr Alison Taysum & Professor Glenn Fulcher Education Developing asynchronous seminars to support doctoral research students Individual Skills
Online Resources
Student Retention
Transferable Skills
Dr Alan Cann Biological Sciences SOAR - Student's Online Attention & Reading lists: navigating the river of student attention Individual Skills
Online Resources
Dr Ipek Demir Sociology Reaching Decisions Together: Participating in a Citizen Jury Transferable Skills
Dr Diane Davies & Dr Pamela Rogerson-Revell Education AUDIBLE - Audio Feedback for Better Learning Experience Programme Satisfaction
Professor David Davies & Dr Dylan Williams Chemistry Multimedia Resources for Teaching Problem Solving in Chemistry Online Resources
Widening Participation
Dr Orietta Da Rold & Professor Jo Story English, Historical Studies Medieval Manuscript Studies: A Virtual Learning Environment Online Resources
Dr Colin Hewitt, Dr Jo Badge & Professor Jon Scott Medbiopsy - College of Medicine, Biological Sciences and Psychology Designing out plagiarism Modular Level Curriculum Transformation

2009 - 2010

Project Lead(s)Department/ SchoolProject TitleThemes of Project
Dr Mark Rawlinson, Stuart Johnson & Alex Moseley English, SSDS (Student Support and Development Service), CDDU (Course Design and Development Unit) Text Tagging: Searchable reader-commentary on e-texts, and a pedagogy of implicit and explicit meaning Blended Learning
Students Working Collaboratively
Widening Participation
Dr Ron Hsu, Dr Andrew Batchelder et al (Dr Holly Morris, Dr Adrian Hastings, Prof S Petersen) Health Sciences, Medical & Social Care Education Team Roles in Study Groups Programme Satisfaction
Student Performance
Students Working Collaboratively
Professor John Hunton & Dr Alex Clark Maths A development and framework for student enquiry led learning in maths Individual Skills
Modular Level Curriculum Transformation
Transferable Skills
Dr Loveday Hodson Law Developing the use of reflective journals for Law Postgraduate students Modular Level Curriculum Transformation
Dr Arwen Raddon, Dr Katharine Venter, Mrs Eimer Sparham CLMS (Centre for Labour Market Studies) Developing Online Resources to Support How Students Approach Assignment Questions: Enhancing Reflection and Practice for Staff and Students Online Resources
Student Performance
Student Retention
Widening Participation
Emeritus Professor David Harper & Dr Ted Gaten Biology Numerical and spatial competence for Biology students Online Resources
Transferable Skills

Share this page: