Monthly Archives: June 2018

HE Policy update w/e 29th June 2018

Mental health – the next policy frontier The self-styled “Minister for Students” has been campaigning this week on student mental health. You can read the government press release here.  “The plans include, As part of a new package of measures announced by Sam Gyimah on student mental health: The announcement of a University Mental Health Charter… Read more »

Invitation to contribute to a ‘Real World Learning’ book

Colleagues, if student employablity is something you offer within the existing curriculum, this may be of interest. I have started to edit a new collection of chapters on real world learning with my colleague, Jamil. Real world learning for these purposes is any explicit pedagogy or curriculum development that enhances students’ employability skills. We have… Read more »

Coaching spaces!

BU is committed to developing a coaching and mentoring culture. My name is Curie Scott and I work in the Centre for Excellence in Learning (CEL). I am part of the coaching bank at BU. I have space to coach two people now or starting in Sept 2018-19 This coaching opportunity is open to postgraduate students, academics… Read more »

Come and find out more about LEAP on 4 July, 9-11:30 in F112

What is LEAP?  LEAP is BU’s process for unit development.  It consists of a 2-3 hour workshop, typically undertaken with staff from the same department, during which visualisations of units are created.  Each visualisation shows how the learning activities are arranged in the unit, how they link to the ILOs, how many different learning types… Read more »

CEL BU present: All of us put other people first”: Narratives from a participatory photodiary study with university student carers

Colleagues, Interested in the lived experiences of student caring for others? Dr Jacq Priego, with Prof Debbie Holley from CEL share their research findings at an SHRE event Monday 3rd September 13.00-14.00 – open now for booking   This is partnered with webinar that will be of interest to those undertaking Professional Doctorate Journeys; narratives… Read more »

Focus On: Feedback from Assessment Web Week

Thanks to Jacky Mack, Head of Academic Services for sharing ==== Focus On: Feedback from Assessment Web Week Following our successful Focus On sector event in March, we are pleased to bring you a series of web-based events and activities on Feedback from Assessment. These lunchtime sessions will take place during the week of 25-29 June and… Read more »

Amazed participants at BUFOL18 CEL event- AR/VR for Education

It was fantastic to witness the marvellous reactions from members of the public who attended our Augmented/Virtual reality (AR/VR) for Education event.   Children were amazed to see a Gorilla come to life when scanning an AR trigger point using HP Reveal.   Some of the best reactions of the day were from the little… Read more »