Monthly Archives: December 2017

The Journal of Learning Development in Higher Education (JLDHE) issue 12 inc 2 articles from BU staff

Colleagues, I am delighted to announce the latest issue of JLDHE has two articles from BU staff – abstracts below the link. Well done! ==== The Journal of Learning Development in Higher Education (JLDHE) issue 12 is now live online – go to http://journal.aldinhe.ac.uk/index.php/jldhe. This contents of this edition explore subjects such as: ·         the development of learners’ socio-emotional intelligence… Read more »

HE policy update for the w/e 8th December 2017

Fees and funding – the latest developments The fees and funding discussions continue with some interesting developments this week. Firstly, there was a written response by the Minister  -responding to the Resolution of the House on 13th September 2017 on tuition fees (the non-binding one that was essentially passed unanimously because no Conservative MPs attended). … Read more »

Kindness Summit 14th February 2018

We have seen kindness  and service excellence everywhere at BU this week. Our Random Acts of Kindness week has included free donuts to students in our halls of residences, and a visit by the Anthony Nolan Trust to sign up Life saving Heroes to help save lives.  Another highlight of the week – the CEL student co-creation… Read more »

BTEC Champions Group

===apologies for cross posting=== In response to sector-wide and institutional data that highlighted disparities in achievement and progression between BTEC entrants and their A-Level counterparts, NTU set up a ‘BTEC Champions Group’ as a university-wide initiative to identify, pilot and evaluate interventions aimed at understanding and addressing these disparities. It was also an institutional forum… Read more »

BU’s first Senior Fellow of the HEA from the professional services

I am delighted to announce that Anne Davey, Faculty Librarian for the Faculty of Management has just been accredited as BU’s first Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (SFHEA for short!) from the professional services via the TeachBU route.  Anne was commended for her outstanding application, that was interesting, reflective, well-constructed, met all the criteria and was “a joy to read”…. Read more »

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Outstanding final year undergraduate students received co-creation awards from the University

This year’s student-led co-creation awards were handed out to 15 outstanding students from different faculties of BU. The event took place on the 5th of December 2017 in the presence of the Deputy Vice-Chancellor Professor Tim MacIntyre-Bhatty who handed out the prizes and certificates, the Director of the Centre for Excellence in Learning Professor Debbie… Read more »

Time to re-assess your digital skills for 2017-18

The first digital skills self assessment (DSSA) was launched in February 2016 and was completed by over 500 respondents.  The DSSA served a dual purpose; staff were able to assess their levels of confidence  against the technology enhanced learning (TEL) tools at use in BU and also against the wider range of digital skills that… Read more »

How to become a CEL blogger

We strongly encourage BU staff to share their learning and teaching research and experiences by posting on the CEL blog.   This is a good opportunity to publicise your work, raise your profile and to connect with others in your field. For those members of staff wanting to do this, please contact Heidi Singleton.  Heidi will… Read more »

Applying for HEA Fellowship – Writing Retreat

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Professor Rick Stafford (Faculty of Science & Technology) will be hosting a TeachBU Writing Retreat on Wednesday, 6th December, between 13.30 – 16.30 on Talbot Campus. This session provides the perfect opportunity for some dedicated time to focus on your HEA Fellowship application – whether you need to start writing it, it’s a work in… Read more »