Monthly Archives: January 2018

HE policy update for the w/e 19th January 2018

A quieter week policy-wise following the cabinet reshuffle. New minister – new set of priorities? Our new minister has been fairly quiet as he settles in and thinks about the many priorities – we expect that the PM wants him to focus on the “major review” – and despite pressure he has refused to get… Read more »

SPSS 25: Bayesian statistics and improved charting

Users of SPSS may be interested to learn that the latest version, 25, which was released in August 2017, has been packaged by IT Services and is now available. Click here for information on what’s new in version 25. If you require help with SPSS, have a look at the excellent training and support provided… Read more »

Unlocking the power of data

The recent growth in data has been phenomenal.  It is estimated that there are 2.7 zettabytes¹ of data in existence today² and the amount is expected to grow exponentially to 180 zettabytes by 2025³.  As examples of this trend, ASDA/Walmart now handles more than 1 million customer transactions per hour and every minute that passes… Read more »

Reflections on a Creative Writing Workshop for Academics at BU, led by Kip Jones

By Susanne Clarke (with Trevor Hearing, Caroline Jackson, Mark Readman, Carly Stewart & Peter Wolfensberger) I am sitting here on a Saturday morning, daunted by the task ahead of me.  I am in charge of writing a blog on behalf of a wonderful group of people who I spent a couple of days with at… Read more »

January Theme Leader Drop In Sessions

These sessions are tailored to YOU! Come along with your question, problem or concern and we’ll help you solve them! Technology Enhanced Learning (Dr Ann Luce) We all need a little help from time-to-time when it comes to using technology in the classroom. These drop in sessions are available to support colleagues with your technology… Read more »

Save the Date: TEL Toolkit

Come learn some of the apps and tools supported at BU that you can use to enhance learning in your classroom. We will discuss Padlet, Linoit, Bristol Online Surveys, Panopto and other tools that you will find helpful in your classroom. These tools will make the learning experience more engaging for your students, and will… Read more »

TODAY 1st Annual MSc Green Economy conference (online) 1pm Monday 15th January

As we are aware the topic of sustainable education and sustainability are a part of the university vision. This afternoon an online conference is being run for the MSc in Green Economy in the Department of Life and Environmental sciences. You are welcome to join in with this via GoToWebinar. The link to register for… Read more »

Save the Date: iVLE Workshop (PREP Activity)

This year’s PREP activity across all Faculties is called iVLE. It is an opportunity for you to share best practice on your use of the VLE: MyBU or Brightspace and how this contributes to the student experience. The areas of education practice that comprise iVLE include but are not limited to: Content of units, ie learning… Read more »