What is Best of Bristol? It is a scheme that allows you to nominate lecturers who inspire you and gives them a platform to spread their knoweldge in a series of lectures that are open and accessible to all.
Nominations are open between now and the 18th of December.
To nominate a lecturer fill in the form on this page or on one of the voting cards dotted around campus. Read on below for more information about the project.
Christina Tran, from the Best of Bristol Team
"Although the university is driven by some truly inspirational lecturers, the vast majority of these will never share their teaching beyond the same lecture hall every week. The Best of Bristol lectures are an opportunity to change this.
Run by a team of dedicated students, the initiative aims to give everyone a chance to experience the best teaching the university has to offer. Throughout weeks 11 and 12, students will be given an opportunity to nominate their favourite lecturer. Nominations can be made online, or through one of the many nominations boxes dotted around campus.
Successful nominees will go on to give a lecture open to all students, staff and general public. As the lectures will be drafted with a beginner’s perspective in mind, this is a unique opportunity for everyone, regardless of their academic background, to learn something new.
For the first time in the scheme’s history, BoB lectures has been integrated into the Bristol Institute for Learning and Teaching scheme: lectures will now be recorded for future use as an example of good practice in teaching methods. As well as being a celebration of Bristol’s exceptional teaching, the scheme now serves to improve the standard of teaching across all areas of the university.
If you would like a sample of things to come, the fascinating lectures from previous years are available on Youtube for all to see. (Titles include ‘Should I fear my death?’ and ‘Is there life on Mars?’) Remember, the scheme is entirely driven by students, so it is vital that we hear your voice on who represents the best of Bristol."
View the lectures from 2016 here: