Posts By: Marcellus Mbah

PGCert in Education Practice Graduation 2016

Today marked an important milestone in the career of many BU academics as they graduated with a Postgraduate Certificate in Education Practice. During the year-long journey which culminated today with a well deserved award,  these members of staff successfully completed three core modules which also led to HEA fellowship, a recognition of academics who have met the appropriate standards in teaching and supporting… Read more »

HE policy update

Dear all Schools that work for everyone consultation In addition to the consultation workshop (second one on 17th November) we have set up a short survey for staff members who have experience of working with schools as governors or otherwise – please complete the survey here and let us have your views (closing on 18th… Read more »

HE Policy update

Teaching Excellence The Higher Education Academy released a report on teaching excellence in a range of subjects – part of their response to the teaching excellence framework.  It includes a useful literature review and a report following interviews with academics.  The conclusions of the report include: pedagogic approaches are different for different subjects – the… Read more »

Writing Space – Talbot and Lansdowne

Writing Space – Talbot and Lansdowne Image from www.blog.taaonline.net Writing can be difficult and lonely at times. Getting out and away from your usual distractions can help boost your productivity. Sometimes, it’s nice to write amongst a group of other like-minded colleagues, working quietly together and gently encouraging each other to soldier on. The following… Read more »

HE Policy update

Read the UUK evidence to the Business, Innovation and Skills Committee inquiry into industrial strategy. This highlights the role of universities in: • making long -term, sustainable contributions to productivity and growth, • creating the best possible environment for businesses to thrive • sustaining the world-class excellence of the UK’s research base to attract businesses… Read more »

Well deserved recognition for Deputy Head of CEL

We are delighted to announce that Dr Debbie Holley has been promoted to Professor during the recent BU promotion round. Debbie has made a significant contribution to both the pedagogic innovation and research agenda since her arrival at BU and this promotion is richly deserved. Congratulations Professor Holley!   Professor B. Gail Thomas Head of the Centre for Excellence… Read more »

Reminder: Drop in sessions and stalls for the student-led co-creation funding scheme

In view of the next round of call for the student-led co-creation fund, the Centre for Excellence in Learning and SUBU are setting up stalls and drop in sessions to provide interested final year undergraduate students and academics with relevant information about the funding scheme. The stalls and drop in sessions shall take place as per the following schedules:   Stalls: Monday… Read more »

Drop in sessions and stalls for the student-led co-creation funding scheme

In view of the next round of call for the student-led co-creation fund, the Centre for Excellence in Learning and SUBU are setting up stalls and drop in sessions to provide interested final year undergraduate students and academics with relevant information about the funding scheme. The stalls and drop in sessions shall take place as per the following schedules:   Stalls: Monday… Read more »

The development of a co-creational toolkit to explain psychological theories and their applications to real life problems.

Dr Erika Borkoles reports on a project supported by the CEL Fusion Investment Fund. The project’s aim was to develop a series of co-creational vodcasts to enhance students’ critical thinking skills when applying psychological theories to practice. The vodcasts were co-created with students, who advised staff on the content and format of the vodcasts. There were 5… Read more »

Cross-Cultural Communication Conference 2017

Many apologies for cross posting but this may be of interest to some colleagues: Over the past few years the Faculty of Media and Communication has been working with Chulalongkorn University, Thailand’s top HEI. We are co-organising the Cross cultural Communication Conference to be hosted in Bangkok Jan 2017.  It would be great if a number… Read more »