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Introduction to ULBERG


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Introduction to ULBERG. Presented by research group leader Dr Neil Morris ( For more information about ULBERG, see: or follow us on Twitter @ul_berg or Linkedin (University of Leeds Bioscience Education Research Group). Email:

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Introduction to ULBERG

  1. 1. ULBERG<br />FACULTY OF BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES<br />High contrast colours will help audiences to read text from a distance<br />University of Leeds<br />Bioscience Education Research Group<br />Welcome to our launch event!<br />
  2. 2. ULBERG<br />FACULTY OF BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES<br />Housekeeping<br /><ul><li>Toilets are available directly opposite this room
  3. 3. In the event of a fire alarm, please evacuate the room via either the front or back door and leave the building by turning left or right.
  4. 4. In the event of an emergency, please contact the event organisers or telephone 0113 343 3333.
  5. 5. Please turn mobile telephone ringers to silent.</li></li></ul><li>ULBERG<br />FACULTY OF BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES<br />ULBERG launch event - programme<br /><ul><li>Welcome from the Dean of the Faculty of Biological Sciences, Professor Steve Homans
  6. 6. Welcome from the ULBERG group leader, Dr Neil Morris
  7. 7. Presentations from ULBERG theme leaders
  8. 8. Refreshments, posters and networking</li></li></ul><li>ULBERG<br />FACULTY OF BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES<br />Professor Steve Homans<br />Dean of the Faculty of Biological Sciences <br />
  9. 9. ULBERG<br />FACULTY OF BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES<br />Dr Neil Morris<br />ULBERG group leader<br />
  10. 10. ULBERG<br />FACULTY OF BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES<br />ULBERG mission statement:<br /> Within the next five years ULBERG will be recognised as a centre of excellence for bioscience teaching, scholarship and innovation in the UK and internationally. <br />
  11. 11. ULBERG<br />FACULTY OF BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES<br />Strategic aims:<br />Undertake innovative research into learning and teaching in Higher Education;<br />Undertake focussed research in a wide range of educational areas;<br />Provide a forum for sharing and dissemination of pedagogic and scholarly research;<br />Undertake activities which directly improve undergraduate and taught postgraduate student engagement and enhance the quality of the student experience;<br />Enhance professional development opportunities for teaching and scholarship focussed staff. <br />
  12. 12. ULBERG<br />FACULTY OF BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES<br />Major current areas of interest:<br />Technology enhanced learning;<br />Open educational resources;<br />Curriculum enhancement;<br />Employability;<br />Public understanding of science.<br />
  13. 13. ULBERG<br />FACULTY OF BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES<br />Members of ULBERG:<br />Neil Morris Al Pickles<br />David Lewis Katie Smith<br />Susan Whittle Stevie McBurney<br />David Roberts Daniella Strauss<br />Aysha Divan James Pickering<br />Charlotte Haigh Simon Harrison<br />Sheila Nunn Henry Greathead<br />
  14. 14. ULBERG<br />FACULTY OF BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES<br />Current funding:<br />
  15. 15. ULBERG<br />FACULTY OF BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES<br />Critical friends:<br />Professor Deborah Murdoch-Eaton,<br />Leeds<br />Professor Julian Park<br />Reading<br />Dr Jon Scott<br />Leicester<br />Dr Graham Scott<br />Hull<br />
  16. 16. ULBERG<br />FACULTY OF BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES<br />Updates:<br />For news and updates, follow us on Twitter @UL_BERG<br />For details of ongoing projects, see our blog at:<br /><br />Join our group on Linkedin<br />Promises:<br />We will be launching our website soon. <br />We will publish regular newsletters. <br />We will set up an email distribution list.<br />e<br />To get in touch, email:<br />
  17. 17. ULBERG<br />FACULTY OF BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES<br />Seminars:<br />
  18. 18. ULBERG<br />FACULTY OF BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES<br />Networking:<br /><ul><li>Please browse our posters and speak to group members (identifiable by ULBERG labels) over a glass of wine and nibbles.
  19. 19. Please feel free to wear a label with your name and to add “interests” labels to help with networking.</li></ul>Collaboration:<br /><ul><li>Members of ULBERG are actively seeking collaborators for future projects – please get in touch.</li></ul>Future events:<br /><ul><li>Symposia, networking events, seminars</li>