Seven innovative projects receive funding from KIITE

The Keele Institute for Innovation and Teaching Excellence (KIITE) is delighted to announce that seven innovative education projects have been awarded funding in the 2021/22 Teaching Innovation Projects Scheme (TIPS).

There are four projects in the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, one project in the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, one in the Faculty of Natural Sciences and one inter-faculty project.

TIPS offers colleagues the opportunity to gain funding to develop and evaluate their learning and teaching. Over the past 21 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.

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

“It was very rewarding to read the successful applications this year, since the innovative ideas help preserve many of the advances and teaching techniques we have made during the pandemic shift to digital and hybrid delivery. Our TIPS award holders will also contribute to access and participation interventions as their projects unfold, developing measures in curriculum design and co-curricular provision to support students.”

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


Faculty of Medicine & Health Sciences

Project leader(s): Maria Allinson
Project title: Use of the arts to develop empathy and support patient-centered care in pharmacy students.

Faculty of Natural Sciences

Project leader(s): Steven Rogers
Project title: “Hear Me Out”: ‘tour guide’ microphone/earpiece sets to address barriers to fieldwork.

Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences

Project leader(s): Aikaterina Koskina with Panos Sousounis
Project title: Student and Staff Perspectives and Interpretations of Curriculum Decolonisation in Humanities and Social Sciences Through Digital Narratives

Project leader(s): Ella Tennant with Inés Guttierrez-Gonzalez and Patricia Payne and Russell Clark
Project title: The Language Centre Podcast Series

Project leader(s): Kristen Brill with Neil Archer
Project title: Student Teachers: A Hybrid Model of Outreach and Alternative Assessment

Project leader(s): Lara McMurty with Stella Coyle and Mark Davys
Project title: Assessment and Feedback in Law


Project leader(s): Julie Green with Dr Alison Pooler, Dr Simon Jacklin, Dr Sarah Aynsley, Dr Julie Beddows, Jonathan Berry, Heather Brown, Tracey Coppins, Julia Farrington, Rebecca Harrison, Dr Jane Jervis, Patricia Proctor, Carole Watkins, Dr Matthew Webb, Donna Holdcroft, Dr Carolyn Voisey, Professor Paul Horrocks, Dr Luke Welsh, Dr Srabasti Chakravorty, Kim Major and Dr Heidi Fuller
Project title: Anatomy and Physiology: Developing and evaluating an asynchronous, digital, interprofessional anatomy and physiology resource