Eight innovative projects receive funding from KIITE

The Keele Institute for Innovation and Teaching Excellence (KIITE) is delighted to announce that eight innovative education projects have been awarded funding in the 2020/21 Teaching Innovation Projects Scheme (TIPS).

There are three projects in the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, two in the Faculty of Natural Sciences, two in the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, and one inter-faculty project led by members of staff in KIITE, alongside student collaborators.

TIPS offers colleagues the opportunity to gain funding to develop and evaluate their learning and teaching. Over the past 20 years, TIPS has funded over 170 projects, exploring innovative approaches to learning, teaching and assessment, with many projects leading to further impact and funding bids.

Dr Rafe Hallett, Director of KIITE and Chair of the TIPS panel, commented:

“It was particularly refreshing to read the successful applications this year, since the innovative ideas were underscored by a commitment to access, participation and student success. Our TIPS award holders will work closely with the KIITE APP Fellows as their projects unfold, developing concrete interventions in curriculum design and co-curricular provision.”

For more information about each project, see the TIPS web pages.

TIPS projects 2020/21

Faculty of Medicine & Health Sciences

Project leader(s): Christine Armstrong, Clare Corness Parr, Kate Hackett, Zoe Grant, Caroline Llewellyn
Project title: Keele University Values Recognition Scheme. A scheme to enhance the learning experience of nursing and midwifery students in work-based learning environments.

Project leader(s): Joanne Cookson, Jenny Cooper, Nageen Mustafa, Jan Summerfield (and Nursing Lecturer TBC)
Project title: Critical incidents in clinical practice: A three-staged model to support pre-registration students’ emotional and psychological health and wellbeing

Project leader(s): Nicola Witton, Charlotte Harper, Keri Green
Project title: Mapping a Personalised Foundation Degree Apprenticeship Journey

Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences

Project leader(s): Panos Sousounis
Project title: What have you learned? Matching academic content to employability skills in an Economics undergraduate programme

Project leader(s): Jonathan Parker
Project title: Undergraduate Research and Equality of Opportunity: Obstacles To Success in Research Projects for Underrepresented Groups

Faculty of Natural Sciences

Project leader(s): Jeff Neat, Adam Wootton, Simon Rimmington
Project title: Combining blended learning with role play in an online simulation of the Bletchley Park Enigma codebreakers in WW2

Project leader(s): Natalie Solieman, Kris Wisniewski
Project title: Walking, Talking Stoke on Trent: Theorising on the Move


Project leader(s): Sam Lesniak, Elliott Lancaster, Chris Little
Project title: Conference co-creation: a student-led approach to the design and delivery of an academic conference.