Monthly Archives: November 2017

HE Policy Briefings: Thursday 7th December 12.00-13.00 the all new policy workshop post autumn TEF/REF update and budget!

Colleagues: much has happened this autumn – please do come and find out how this impacts on BU and our work. CG11, Thursday 7 December 12.00 Debbie and Jane ===== HE Policy Briefings Key Information Aimed at: All staff Facilitated by: Debbie Holley, Head of CEL and Jane Forster-Policy Advisor to the Vice-Chancellor, OVC Your Time Commitments:… Read more »

TeachBU Fellows celebrated at 2017 VC Awards

49 members of BU staff who achieved HEA Fellowship or Senior Fellowship via the TeachBU scheme were recognised at this year’s Vice Chancellor’s Awards Ceremony. 2017 also saw the total number of TeachBU/HEA Fellows rise to over 100. TeachBU mentors are able to advise and support applicants in developing their case studies and full details… Read more »

Webinar: Key data: Qualitative and mixed methods data Online, 15.00 – 16.00 GMT 5 December 2017

Professor Debbie Holley

Webinar: Key data: Qualitative and mixed methods data Online, 15.00 – 16.00 GMT 5 December 2017   This introductory webinar is intended for anyone who wants to learn about the qualitative or mixed-methods data available from the UK Data Service. The UK Data Service provides access to a range of qualitative and mixed-methods data including… Read more »

Norman Jackson and Chrissi Nerantzi: faciliating a free, open online #creativeHE conversation next week 4-8th Dec

if you haven’t joined in an open conversation, here is your opportunity… and the conversation will be curated… ==== Norman Jackson and Chrissi Nerantzi are running another free, open online #creativeHE conversation next week 4-8th Dec – please join the conversation – please pass the invitation on to others who may be interested? CREATIVITY IN… Read more »

BETT: even bigger EdTech show https://www.bettshow.com/#/

Colleagues, free to visit – Bett is the first industry show of the year in the education technology landscape, bringing together 850 leading companies, 103 exciting new edtech start ups and over 34,700 attendees from the global education community. They come together to celebrate, find inspiration and discuss the future of education, as well as the role technology and innovation… Read more »

BU Academic’s Success Acknowledged by Chartered Professional Body for Project Management at Awards Night

Posted on behalf of CEL Learning and Teaching Fellow Dr Karen Thompson. Well done Karen, this is a fantastic achievement!   Last night I attended the annual Awards Ceremony of the Chartered Body for the Project Profession, the Association for Project Management.   TV icon and renowned editor John Pienaar was our host for the evening. … Read more »

HE policy update for the w/e 24th November 2017

Industrial Strategy A little bit late this week, but that gave us the opportunity to include a reference to the Industrial Strategy, launched today. It has just been published and you can find it here. From all the discussion, and Greg’ Clark’s interview on Radio 4 this morning, it sounds as if it hasn’t moved… Read more »

TEL Drop-In Sessions TOMORROW!

We all need a little help from time-to-time when it comes to using technology in the classroom. With that in mind, I’ll be running TEL drop-in sessions to support YOU with your technology needs, whether it’s learning how to use a particular programme such as Padlet, or if you’re just looking for new ideas on… Read more »

The Budget, immersive technologies and stone circles

Whatever each of us may think about this week’s Budget, some good news is the focus it gives to new technology development, particularly in the field of immersive technologies and artificial intelligence. The Executive Summary on page 1 of the Budget document specifically mentions these technologies and the Government’s plans to fund their growth. This is actually happening… Read more »