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Teaching interest group

The Teaching Interest Group and Education Research (TIGER) is a group and discussion forum for anyone actively involved in teaching, curriculum or education development within the School of Biological and Chemical Sciences. The main focus of TIGER is to support and share good teaching practice.

Enhancing the student learning experience is central to the School of Biological and Chemical Sciences and TIGER provides a platform for academic staff to discuss the latest thinking in education, share best practice or simply listen to expert speakers. TIGER encourages engagement with online learning tools, such as our internal online learning environment QMplus, and using new teaching technologies and practices, recognising the importance of supporting different learning needs. The TIGER committee meets once a term to discuss ongoing initiatives.

TIGER activities include a lunchtime seminar series and the development of an internal teaching support network where staff can share experiences and offer support and advice for educational projects.  Our seminar series includes external speakers and workshops that focus on academic teaching needs.  These workshops also contribute to the Academic Development, Education and the Promotion of Teaching programme.

Past events


TitleSpeakerMore informationDate
What is teaching excellence?Dr Jane Reid (Director of Taught Programmes & Senior Lecturer in EECS), Dr Nathalie Lebrasseur (Deputy Director of Taught Programme for Chemistry and Senior Lecturer), Miranda Black (SU President)Watch a video of the eventThursday 16 March 2017
Exploring how to make a smooth and effective transition for first year studentsDr Harriet Jones, University of East AngliaRead our event blog, including a video of the seminarMonday 5 December 2016
Large group teachingDr Brendan Curran, Dr Janelle Jones, Dr Nathalie Lebrasseur and Dr Rachel O'Callaghan (QMUL)Read our event blog, including a video of the seminarThursday 30 June 2016
Enhancing teaching and learning (and academic careers) in the sciences through scholarly activityProfessor David Read, University of SouthamptonRead our event blog, including a video of the seminarFriday 15 January 2016
Beyond enjoyment: using technology to enhance student outcomesDr James Pickering, University of LeedsRead our event blog, including a video of the seminarFriday 6 November 2015


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