Using the ‘Forest’ app for time management

Dr. Emmy van den Heuvel is a Lecturer in in Psychology. Here she shares how she uses the ‘Forest’ app for time management. Contact her at: for more information! Although I don’t normally use technology for time/project management, this app really helped me to focus more and procrastinate less. The app is called ‘Forest’ ( and… Read more »

Academics invited to join the Service Excellence Conference

New for this academic year, a mid-year Service Excellence Conference is being held on Wednesday 19 December. The conference, which will be held in the Fusion Building on Talbot Campus is a fantastic opportunity for academics across BU to gain a better understanding of the great service excellence delivered in all areas of BU. Academics who have… Read more »

Short courses – MA Education Practice provision

The new year is full of options! Here are four of them – Come and join us! These 20-credit bearing units are linked to the MA Education Practice Successful completion of three assessments contributes credits to the second year of the Masters if you already have a PGCert (which is year 1 of the MA). You can… Read more »

Virtual Avebury Showcase

The Virtual Avebury project will be holding a showcase afternoon between 14:00 – 16:00 on 3rd October 2018 in room F202. Staff and students are welcome to come along, don a virtual reality headset and hand-held touch devices, and experience how Avebury Henge, Wiltshire, might have looked and sounded around 2,300 BCE. You can walk and… Read more »

How did I get here? Where am I going?

Do you want think about your next career development move, plan activities for the forth coming academic year to feed into your pay, progression and promotion? Staff Development and Engagement Calendar of Events Wednesday 26th September and Wednesday 12th December Developing your Academic Identity

Autumn of 6C: Essential Workshops

6C Essentials: This interactive session will identify what you currently know about 6C, what you need to know and what the next steps are. It will incorporate good practice, the principles and processes of high quality student-centred assessment, learning, and feedback specifically focusing on the move from assessment of learning to assessment for learning (Sambell… Read more »

Brightspace Top Tips

Here are some top tips  to use when creating Modules and topics in Brightspace that could help with improving student engagement. Navigation: Brightspace has Modules, Sub-modules and Sub-sub-Modules and so on, think of this as pages folders and folders within folders. Remember the three click rule and keep it simple. Naming Conventions: Clear labeling is… Read more »

New midwifery student publication by CEL author

A new text in the popular Midwifery student series, Midwifery Essentials, has been published by CEL staff member Dr Jenny Hall in collaboration with Dr Helen Baston, Consultant midwife in Sheffield. The 6th in the series, this one is around Emergency Midwifery Care and provides up-to-date knowledge for students, and qualified midwives alike, based on… Read more »