Monthly Archives: May 2019

Building Evidence for REF Impact Case Studies – Thursday 27th June

This session will look at the requirements for building evidence of reach and significance in a REF impact case study. After a brief introduction we will examine what the requirements are, what works according to commentators and what works when you look at 2014 examples – with an exercise to investigate the process. Then we… Read more »

New journal article by CEL colleague Jenny Hall

Recently retired CEL colleague Dr Jenny Hall has coauthored with Drs Susan Crowther and Audrey Stephen (Robert Gordon University) a newly published article that reviews recent work on the experience and causality of poor perinatal mental health. The article highlights gaps in the existing literature and, using the ecology of childbirth framework, presents a new… Read more »

Changing practices: why culture matters

A report from Debbie Holley, Professor of Learning Innovation, HSS The Instytut Pedagogiki (Institute of Pedagogy), part  of Uniwersytet Marii Curie-Sklodowskiej, is a centre of excellent practice in teaching and developing trainee teachers based in Lublin, Poland. Students undertake a three year undergraduate programme of study, followed by a two year Masters specialisation. The Scientific… Read more »

The Conversation – training session 29th May

The Conversation are a media outlet where news is written by UK-based academics. BU is a partner of The Conversation, which means BU academics can write articles on their areas of expertise, providing thought leadership in line with the news agenda, and promoting new or ongoing research as a way of engaging the public in the work… Read more »

The Future of Skills in the Age of the 4th Industrial Revolution

D2L (suppliers of Brightspace) have produced a whitepaper on the skills of the future and how new models of learning must be embraced to meet the needs of the Fourth Industrial Revolution. As automation rapidly consumes basic tasks in the workplace, they focus on how educational establishments must adapt to address the rising demand for… Read more »

Mapping Learning Excellence with colleagues from Events and Leisure

We held a Learning Excellence (LEAP) session with twelve colleagues from the programme team in the current Department of Events and Leisure last week. The goal was to work on new undergraduate and postgraduate programmes starting in Sept 2019. Unit teaching teams worked with new Intended Learning Outcomes and their knowledge from current units to… Read more »

New website launched as part of Erasmus Exchange

Prof. Debbie Holley, HSS, on an Erasmus exchange with FMC, Principal Academic, Dr. Ann Luce, led a Technology Enhanced Learning workshop and the University of Salento in Italy. As part of her contribution to the workshop, Prof. Holley focused specifically on augmented reality and launched a new website, co-developed with Dr. Mike Hobbs, a visiting… Read more »

Erasmus Exchange: Reframing sociological understanding of suicide in Italy

FMC Principal Academic, Dr. Ann Luce was invited, along with Prof. Debbie Holley, HSS, to share their respective  research during a series of seminars and workshops at the University of Salento, Italy. As part of of the exchange is building capacity, Dr. Luce was invited to promote her new book and share  her significant body… Read more »

Visit to establish a new student-staff exchange for BA Politics with Rhine-Waal University of Applied Sciences in Kleve, Germany.

6th May – 10th May 2019. By David McQueen Rhine-Waal University (RWU) is the only state university in Germany currently offering a BA in International Relations taught entirely in English.  Dr. David McQueen recently went to see the university and discover if the programme might be a good match for BU Politics students seeking further… Read more »

Interactive Learning at the University of Salento, Italy

Prof. Debbie Holley from HSS and Dr. Ann Luce from FMC, recently visited the University of Salento, Italy on an Erasmus exchange. They delivered interactive and creative learning workshops to Masters students in Psychology, Sociology and Statistics as part of the Department of History, Society and Human Studies exchange programme.   The subject for the… Read more »