The BSI are setting up a Virtual Network of Immunology Educators to help raise the profile of immunology teachers within higher education. The virtual group will allow educators to discuss teaching pedagogies, share resources and learn from each other. This is the first time the BSI have set up a group of this kind as we hope to raise the profile of those delivering immunology education. We hope that this network along with the recently launched Immunology Teaching Excellence Award and Mentoring Scheme will give teachers a greater voice within the Society and enable us to hold sessions and events focusing on education. The BSI recognises the importance of those who educate the next generation of immunology researchers and wish to support them in their teaching, ensuring the security of the immunology jobs pipeline.
As an initial step the Virtual Network of Immunology Educators has been setup as a Basecamp group to facilitate discussion and the sharing of resources between group members. If you are a BSI member and wish to be added to this group, please get in touch with our Education & Career Officer, Glyn Jones.