Monthly Archives: May 2018

Student centred induction wins Guardian 2018 Higher Education Award in the ‘Course and Curriculum Design category’

Congratulations to staff and students for this student-centred (rather than staff led) inclusive induction initiative at Huddersfield  it has just won the Guardian 2018 Higher Education Award in the ‘Course and Curriculum Design category’ https://www.officeforstudents.org.uk/news-blog-and-events/news-and-blog/a-flying-start-to-university-study/

Succeeding with non-traditional learners in HE: a workshop recap

Apologies for cross posting: An extract from the blog on Continuing Access and Education featuring BUs own Shell Morgan. Shell is the Associate Dean for the Student Experience with the Faculty of Media and Communication at Bournemouth University: Michelle Morgan (Associate Professor and Associate Dean, Student Experience at Bournemouth University)–stepping in for Liz Thomas–gave an… Read more »

International Journal for Students as Partners (IJSaP) new issue available

Colleagues, Please do take a look through this wonderful resource – I really liked the piece on co-creating the curriculum written by PhD student Tanya Michelle Lubicz-Nawrocka —– We are delighted to let you know that the third issue of the International Journal for Students as Partners (IJSaP) is available from https://mulpress.mcmaster.ca/ijsap/issue/view/347 The journal, which is hosted by… Read more »

Come along to the next LEAP workshop on Friday 8 June

LEAP is BU’s unit visualisation process which is very useful for developing existing or new units, seeking ways to blend student learning, modifying assessment and, overall, developing great  units and programmes that engage students and enhance their learning. Past blog posts have recorded the sessions held across BU.  Read these posts to see what the… Read more »

LEAPing into Midwifery

Today we held a LEAP session for the Midwifery team comprising 16 members of staff.  The session was well-timed because the team is preparing new units so we were able to map out the ‘to be’ unit structure, content and assessment.  It was so useful to have all the team in one room because there… Read more »

Physio Therapy Students’ VR Innovations Workshop

Yesterday physio students at BU had great hands on learning using a variety of VR and AR technologies.   They were fine tuning ideas for an upcoming final year conference they are taking part in.  They had to come up with an original idea using either app, VR or AR systems.  Ideas ranged from VR/AR… Read more »

Student Mental Health: The Role and Experiences of Academics

With thanks to Michelle Morgan, ADSE in FMC for sharing ==== This timely report from Student Minds in collaboration with Kings College and the University of Derby presents the challenges facing academics in providing support to students with mental health issues.  The report sets out 11 key findings and recommendations which will be helpful to… Read more »

HE policy update for the w/e 18th May 2018

Summit on BME Leadership in HE This event was hosted by AdvanceHE, the new agency that was formed recently to include the Leadership Foundation for Higher Education, the Higher Education Academy and the Equality Challenge Unit. Wonkhe have pointed out that: “So far only 45 out of 167 higher education institutions have signed the Advance… Read more »

How VR could bring Glastonbury into your living room

Technology may have brought the music industry to its knees 20 years ago, but these days pop stars and record labels are using computing power to find new audiences and take fresh creative decisions. The benefits and pitfalls of this new technology are being debated at The Great Escape music festival in Brighton, in a… Read more »