About us

The Centre for Innovation in Learning and Education (CILE) is the focal point of an exciting project which brings together academic and professional services staff from Cranfield and Aston Universities. As a virtual centre of excellence, CILE aims to advance educational innovation, business-engaged educational design and innovative delivery modes in STEM provision within UK Higher Education (HE).

News, publications and events

Find links to the latest news, publications and events involving members of the Centre for Innovation in Learning and Education.

Research article – Sept 20

Measures of engagement in the first three weeks of higher education predict subsequent activity and attainment in first year undergraduate students: a UK case study

CILE Online Conference – Sept 2020

New approaches to HE: partnerships and innovation – 22 September 2020

CILE workshop – Sept 2019

Cranfield And Aston Universities Second CILE Workshop
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CILE blogs

Reflections on inter-university partnerships

Helen Higson, Aston University and Lynette Ryals, Cranfield University, May 2021

Understanding the differences between undergraduate and postgraduate education

Lynette Ryals, Cranfield University and Helen Higson, Aston University, April 2021

Thinking differently about recruiting the HE workforce

Rebecca Jarrett, Cranfield University, February 2021