Posts By: jdowney

Workshop on 5th November: University students and enterprise: learning from other universities

A workshop is taking place on 5th November at Talbot Campus entitled University students and enterprise: learning from other universities In this session led by BU staff, the findings of the first national study of university business consultancy involving students will be presented.   It will be of interest to any staff involved in the leadership… Read more »

The best of the HEA Annual Conference – July 2014

Several academics attended the HEA Annual Conference on 2-3 July at Aston University. The theme was ‘Preparing for learning futures: the next ten years’.  To find out more about the conference presentations including useful links, please view the document below. The_best_of_the_HEA_conference_final-version

Review of CEL Grand Opening – 23rd September

Following the launch of BU’s Centre for Excellence in Learning in April 2014, we now have a CEL room in the heart of the Talbot campus. On Tuesday 23rd September, the CEL space on the ground floor of Poole House, PG30a, was officially opened.  To mark the occasion, there were presentations from three well-renowned speakers about… Read more »

Workshop on 28th October: Students as partners in learning and teaching in higher education: Moving from rhetoric to reality

A workshop facilitated by Dr Jennifer Hill and Rhiannon Jenkins is taking place on 28th October. Students as partners in learning and teaching in higher education: Moving from rhetoric to reality The workshop will be relevant for all teaching staff, students, academic support staff and staff developers who are considering how to enhance the undergraduate teaching and… Read more »

CEL Presentations on ‘The Importance of Learning’ – 23rd September

CEL Presentations on ‘The Importance of Learning’, as part of the grand opening of CEL at BU Tuesday 23rd September, 4.15 – 5.15, Kimmeridge House Presentations by: Professor Ron Barnett, Emeritus Professor of Higher Education, Institute of Education Professor Stephen Heppell, BU Professor in the Centre for Excellence in Media Practice (CEMP) Dr Jenny Moon, BU Associate… Read more »

Educational Research Workshop on 2nd October and dates for ‘Drop-In’ times to CEL space

To launch the new cross-BU educational research group, a workshop will be held in the new Centre for Excellence in Learning space (PG30a) on Thursday October 2nd, from 9.30 to 12.30. The session will firstly offer an overview of educational research journals and conferences, funding opportunities and REF criteria (including the provisional BU strategy for… Read more »

Teach@BU – HEA Fellowships 2014

As a result of the Teach@BU pilot, the following HEA fellowships have been awarded: Fellow Mary-Beth Gouthro, ST Hanaa Osmann, ST   Senior Fellow Anya Chapman, ST Bethan Collins, HSC Fiona Cownie, MS Jill Davey, HSC Anita Diaz, SciTech Crispin Farbrother, ST Karen Fowler- Watt, MS Gill Jordan, HSC Kevin McGhee, SciTech Colin Paterson, HSC… Read more »

Internationalisation and Learning and Teaching

During 2013/14 I have been involved in project work led by the Higher Education Academy, on internationalisation. A ‘learning and teaching summit’ of approximately 30 UK and international experts, held in 2013, provided the outline for the project and worked towards the development of an internationalisation framework; subsequent consultation across the sector resulted in refinements…. Read more »

Recipients of the BU Learning and Teaching Fellowships 2014

In May 2014, the opportunity to apply for a BU Learning and Teaching Fellowship (BUL&TF) award was promoted across the University community. The award is intended to demonstrate the University’s commitment to valuing education excellence based on a fusion with research and professional practice and to encourage the widest dissemination of these activities. Any member… Read more »