The BSI has recently launched a new section of our website consisting of profiles for some of the leading immunology teachers working in UK higher education. The Immunology Educator pages can be accessed at www.immunology.org/immunologyeducators and contain details of the teaching topics and methods used by immunologists, providing insight for others wishing to pursue a career in the field. These pages are only available to BSI members within the membership section of our website and represent one of the benefits of joining the Society.
The Immunology Educator pages have been set up to provide a summary of the techniques used in higher education immunology teaching. Members can view pages to get an overview of teaching methods used and subject areas taught, and each profile contains a list of resources available from the educator. Contact details are provided for all profiles, meaning you can get in touch with individual educators to gain further information or insight about a particular area of teaching mentioned in the profile. Profiles can be searched according to name, research area, teaching method or affiliation, allowing specific information to be found efficiently. Alternatively, all profiles can be browsed online, with short summaries of each person provided to make viewing profiles quick and easy to access. We hope that having this information readily available will strengthen immunology teaching amongst the immunology community.
The initiative has been led by BSI Education Secretary Helen Collins who had this to say about the profiles: “In addition to raising the profile of educators among the society membership, the online teacher profile pages will provide a unique and valuable database for all those involved in immunology education, providing an excellent resource for members seeking advice and practical help with aspects of immunology education.”
The BSI wants to continue to raise the profile of immunology teaching and has been working towards this through the launch of our new Immunology Teaching Excellence Award as well as putting together an online group of immunology educators. It is through this immunology educators’ group that many of the Immunology Educator Profiles have been provided and we would like to thank all those who have put forward a profile that can be included on the BSI website. We are still looking for more profiles from individuals to add to the site, so if you’re interested in including your profile, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Education & Careers Officer, BSI
You can access the Immunology Educator Profiles at www.immunology.org/immunology-educators. This section of our website is only accessible to BSI members via our membership portal.