New series of Teaching Academy seminars

Enhancing the Curriculum for the Collaborative Teaching Laboratory

The University is currently planning the construction of a new purpose-built Collaborative Teaching Laboratory (CTL), which will bring together practical teaching activities across a broad range of science and engineering disciplines. This incorporates new wet lab, dry lab and e-lab facilities, along with a redeveloped engineering lab, and will enable students to benefit from transformational teaching in a space designed to encourage and facilitate collaborative and inter-disciplinary working.

To support the development of ideas for curriculum enhancements and developments and to allow staff the opportunity to network with individuals from across the University, the Teaching Academy has organised a seminar series related to the priority themes of the CTL. Seminars will be an hour in duration, but all speakers will stay on for further discussions with University of Birmingham staff interested in adopting and developing the approaches. Details as follows: 

Revising the Undergraduate Laboratory Curriculum: A case study from Chemistry at the University of Leeds - Dr Nimesh Mistry - School of Chemistry, University of Leeds

Developing the reflective learner: Using e-portfolios for employability- Dr Jeff Waldock - School of Mathematics, Sheffield Hallam University

The QMUL Virtual Tissue Lab: Using 3D interactive games technology to optimise real lab time and improve student learning- Dr Tina Chowdhury - Institute of Bioengineering, School of Engineering and Materials Science, Queen Mary, University of London

Embedding interdisciplinary group projects: A case study from the University of Westminster - Dr Mark Clements, University of Westminster

Collaborating with students and employers for effective educational enhancement. - Dr Samantha Pugh, University of Leeds

To register your attendance for one or more sessions and to find out more about other Teaching Academy events, please go to the Teaching Academy events page at

Please find details of presentations from past events on the Teaching Academy Canvas course.