Monthly Archives: April 2017

Findings CEL-funded project disseminated in Nepal

On Thursday 27th April BU staff presented at a dissemination meeting on research conducted into Continuous Professional Development (CPD) in Nursing in Nepal. At the moment nurses in Nepal can stay registered for decades without any evidence of updating their knowledge or recent work experience.  The qualitative research included eight focus groups with a range of nurses from… Read more »

UCL event – please do support our CEMP collegues as they launch their new book!

We have a DARE/E-Media Education Lab (EMEL) event next Tuesday here at the UCL Knowledge Lab. https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/e-mel-dare-present-media-literacy-in-the-uk-europe-tickets-33361150098   And the later part of the event is also a separate book launch for two titles:   BOOK LAUNCH 2nd MAY at UCL Knowledge Lab 5.00 – 6.30pm Two books produced by CCM staff members and other colleagues… Read more »

CEL Theme Leader applications close at midnight tonight

Come and work with us! Funded secondments two days a week, in roles that provide an exceptional opportunity to develop leadership skills, the ability to influence colleagues and a body of work across the University, supporting the achievement of corporate goals as we move towards BU2025. These roles require academics who possess a demonstrable track… Read more »

BU’s Vision4Learning project and the ‘magic-weaving business’

Photograph (L-R): Sir John Jones and Professor Debbie Holley (Head of CEL) Last week the fourth annual Service Excellence conference was held at BU. Attended by both professional service and academic staff, the conference offered a variety of workshops and visiting speakers to explore themes of kindness in the workplace and going the extra mile… Read more »

British Conference of Undergraduate Research 2017 takes place in Bournemouth

This week Bournemouth University welcomes hundreds of undergraduate students from over 60 universities to present their research as part of the 2017 British Conference of Undergraduate Research (BCUR). The annual conference is an opportunity to celebrate student research from across many different disciplines.  Since 2011, BCUR has been hosted by a different British university, with… Read more »

Special Edition on Flexible Pedagogies in Higher Education *Call for Expressions of Interest*

Special Edition on Flexible Pedagogies in Higher Education  *Call for Expressions of Interest*  In a fluid, dynamic and global world, higher education systems cannot but exhibit flexibility and it is right that they should do so; equally it is crucial that we recognise and embrace different ways of thinking about flexible learning that reflect the… Read more »

Special Edition on Transforming Assessment in Higher Education *Call for Expressions of Interest*

Higher Education Pedagogies (HEP) www.tandfonline.com/rhep The aim of this issue is to bring together cutting edge examples of effective efforts at sustainable and manageable assessment change at programme, school/faculty/college and/or institutional-level with regards to assessment and feedback. We are particularly interested on work around assessment literacy; the use of technology to support assessment practices; and… Read more »

Service Excellence 2017

Kindness We believe kindness is central to service excellence – behaviours that include generosity, friendliness and consideration. During today’s conference we will present a growing body of evidence which supports our case for kindness and take a look at how these traits link to our BU values. Excellence, Achievement, Authenticity, Creativity, Responsibility Generosity – sharing… Read more »

last chance: CEL two year secondments for ‘Education Excellence’ theme leaders (internal only)

Come and work with us! Funded secondments two days a week, in roles that provide an exceptional opportunity to develop leadership skills, the ability to influence colleagues and a body of work across the University, supporting the achievement of corporate goals as we move towards BU2025. These roles require academics who possess a demonstrable track… Read more »

Student centred approach to developing a Psychology Literacy Toolkit

By Dr Sarah Muir We have been continuing with our student-centred approach to develop a novel intervention to improve psychological literacy/employability for Psychology Undergraduate students. Our student RAs have conducted a questionnaire study with students from Levels 4-6 (n=42). Less than half of participants (43%) reported being able to define psychological literacy. Participants recognised the… Read more »