by Dewi Parry
On the 21st June, we were invited to the University of Bristol to take part in the GW4 TEL away day. The GW4 is an alliance between the universities of Bath, Bristol, Cardiff and Exeter, building research communities to deliver globally competitive research.
Learn more about the GW4 Alliance: gw4.ac.uk
As well as main research element, the universities run additional groups to share knowledge and best practice. The GW4 TEL away day (the first for a couple of years) saw representatives from each university present on their institutional developments, their priorities, and also the challenges.
The main morning activity was set around mapping the current landscapes within the institutions, which included discussing and recording areas of practice that the institutions are/will be working on. The groups then had the chance to rotate through the institutions to pick up on similarities, overlaps and areas for further exploration. We used the digital classroom – a first for a few of us, which was impressive. Excellent for group work, project work and collaborative working.