The Centre for Enhancement in Teaching and Learning (CELT) is dedicated to developing teaching and learning across Bishop Grosseteste University. CELT is comprised of staff working in Learning Development, Digital Learning and Student Engagement. We can advise staff and students in a number of ways including the following:
The Learning Development team focus primarily on enhancing the student experience. Tutors within Learning Development can offer advice and guidance to students with their academic literacies and study skills. Students can choose to access this service through one-to-one appointments, group workshops or by downloading our bespoke study skills resources from Blackboard. Learning Development advice and guidance is also available to staff to enhance their skills supporting students’ academic progress.
The Digital Learning Team promotes technology-led learning and digital literacies. Students can become independent learners using Blackboard, our Virtual Learning Environment. CELT’s dedicated digital learning staff can provide advice and guidance on how to incorporate technologies into the teaching and learning environment.
The Student Engagement Facilitator works with staff and students to help shape the learning experiences of both. Students enrolled at Bishop Grosseteste are equal partners in the university, and as such are encouraged to make changes that will improve their time here. CELT is currently running a number of innovative projects as part of the wider Students Create Change agenda.
CELT also works closely with other services across the University including Library Services and Careers, Employability and Enterprise. The centre is comprised of a multi-disciplinary team who collectively have a wealth of experience and knowledge of education, teaching, learning and assessment, as well as staff development and student engagement. CELT also contributes to the University through offering staff development programmes.
CELT offers a programme of events and conferences for academic staff designed to enhance professional practice. Staff are encouraged to engage with staff development events. CELT delivers the Bishop Grosseteste University PGCHE. This newly introduced qualification has been submitted for accreditation by the Higher Education Academy and, once accredited, will confer Fellow status of the HEA upon completion. CELT also delivers the internal HEA recognition scheme (PAT) which confers Associate Fellow, Fellow or Senior Fellow on successful completion.
Staff at CELT work closely with colleagues across the University to help meet students’ expectations and provide appropriate learning resources. CELT collaborates extensively with academic departments as well as other student facing services to promote a welcoming and communal place to study.
Bishop Grosseteste University is committed to enhancing students’ employability prospects. CELT is pivotal in driving forward the development of those graduate skills necessary for students entering the job market.