Monthly Archives: March 2018

What is new and interesting in Learning Development? Debbie Holley reports from the ALDinHE conference 2018

What is new and interesting in Learning Development? Debbie Holley reports from the ALDinHE conference 2018 The ALDinHE conference ran 26/28 April, and featured two wonderful keynotes, the first from Prof Roni Bamber, speaking about the HE sector, metrics measurements and the need for the student voice and experience to shine through. ‘Stats and Stories’… Read more »

Sports and Physical Activity curriculum workshop report – 28 March 2018

Professor Debbie Holley

A workshop was held with 15 members of staff from the Sports and Physical Activity (SPA) Department earlier today.  The focus of the workshop was on curriculum design principles for the 3 new programmes to be taught in SPA in 19/20. This was the agenda for the session: After the introduction, the initial discussion was… Read more »

HE Policy update for the w/e 29th March 2018

Industrial Strategy The Creative Industries Sector Deal has been announced.  You can read the document here.  The press release says: As part of a Creative Industries Sector Deal, to be announced today by the Digital and Culture Secretary Matt Hancock, Business Secretary Greg Clark and Co-Chair of the CIC, Nicola Mendelsohn, more than £150 million is being… Read more »

Applying for HEA fellowship? Come along to a literature searching workshop or writing retreat

Professor Debbie Holley

Anne Davey, Faculty Librarian in Academic Services, has offered to host two Literature Searching workshops to support colleagues who are working towards applying for HEA Fellowship. The workshop will offer a guide to searching literature, including structuring your search, searching for books and e-books, searching for journals and evaluating sources. The intention is that by… Read more »

Applications are open for the PGCert in Education Practice

New academic staff are expected to undertake the PGCert and it may form part of the probation terms. It is free for BU staff, both academic and professional, however, the line manager must formally agree to support their studies, and there is a section on the application form that needs completing. Partner colleges can arrange… Read more »

Enterprise challenges in Psychology: enhancing psychological literacy through entrepreneurial learning.

You are invited to a free seminar hosted by the Psychology Dept at Bournemouth University. Dr Patrick Rosenkranz from Newcastle University will be speaking about Enterprise challenges in Psychology: enhancing psychological literacy through entrepreneurial learning. The talk will be held on Wednesday 28th March at 3-4pm At Bournemouth University Talbot Campus, Room F205 (Fusion Building), Fern Barrow, Poole, BH12 5BB.  … Read more »

Mind the gap: Exploring students experiences of their transition from school to university

Socio-emotional intelligence within Higher Education is Dr Camila Devis-Rozental’s area of expertise. Within her research she identified that the university environment, its organisation and staff have an impact on the development of students’ SEI. Since transitions are difficult and can affect students’ sense of self, confidence and motivation, this symposium aimed at university staff explores the… Read more »

Call for papers for World Renewable Energy Congress by 15 May 2018

Final Call for Abstracts – World Renewable Energy Congress 2018 Monday 30 July – Friday 3 August 2018 Venue: Penrhyn Road campus, Penrhyn Road, Kingston upon Thames, Surrey KT1 2EE Price: Please see conference flyer for prices Register your attendance by email > Kingston University is hosting this year’s World Renewable Energy Congress at Penrhyn… Read more »

Facilitating with Lego

Join Susanne Clarke and Curie Scott for a Strengths Based Approach to using Lego © (can be used with other artefacts!) to support conversations, generate ideas and support team working. We will look at appreciative approaches to supporting conversations and activities, using a three step approach to using Lego, confidence in using Lego, developing creativity… Read more »