Posts By: Sue Eccles

Supporting students as they transition from school to university – a report from a CEL Learning and Teaching Fellow

Camila Devis-Rozental was awarded a CEL Learning and Teaching Fellowship in 2017-18 and used it to develop her student-focused project: Mind the gap – supporting students to successful transition from school to university: Current practice and future possibilities. She reports below on the first stage of this project: Last year, I was fortunate enough to… Read more »

1st Publication for BU EdD student!

Catharine Russell has had her first academic paper published in Journalism Education. Based on her doctoral research, the paper was co-authored by a member of the EdD teaching team, Dr Sue Eccles. Catharine commented: ‘This is an exciting ‘first’ for me and so motivating to see my work in print! I am looking forward to… Read more »

TeachBU Fellows celebrated at 2017 VC Awards

49 members of BU staff who achieved HEA Fellowship or Senior Fellowship via the TeachBU scheme were recognised at this year’s Vice Chancellor’s Awards Ceremony. 2017 also saw the total number of TeachBU/HEA Fellows rise to over 100. TeachBU mentors are able to advise and support applicants in developing their case studies and full details… Read more »

*New* TeachBU Faculty Leads

Dr Martyn Polkinghorne (FM) and Dr Hywel Dix (FMC) have recently joined the TeachBU team as Faculty Leads. They will have responsibility for working across BU as Assessment Panel Chairs and working at Faculty level to support staff in applying for HEA Fellowship, in conjunction with the team of TeachBU Mentors, via workshops, writing retreats… Read more »

BU Children’s University Graduation Ceremony!

This summer, Dr Sue Eccles was lucky enough to present certificates to 22 pupils from across four Dorset schools (Pokesdown, Bearwood, St Lukes and Heathland Primary schools) for their achievements  in participating in a range of the out-of-hours activity sessions offered by BU. These included forensic science sessions, drama, puppeteering, bath-bomb making and a range of… Read more »

Supporting WP ‘Pracademics’ across the Sector

Dr Sue Eccles delivered a workshop to 50 WP Pracademics at Sheffield Hallam University in September 2017, as part of the conclusion of a one year writing programme sponsored by the Office for Fair Access, delivered by Sheffield Hallam University and supported by academic mentors from across the sector. Her workshop focused on how the… Read more »

BU Learning and Teaching Fellows 2017/18

Congratulations to the four new BU Learning and Teaching Fellows who start their role this month. Camila Devis-Rozental (FMC), Nicole Ferdinand (FM), Karen Thompson (FM) and Steve Trenoweth (FHSS) will each be embarking on funded projects around education. The aims of the BU Learning and Teaching Fellowship Award are to: • Recognise and celebrate excellent… Read more »

TeachBU – 100 up

TeachBU, the CPD route to gaining recognition as a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (HEA), recently awarded its 100th fellowship – to Michael Silk (Professor of Sport, Faculty of Management). Professor Silk said: “It is an honour to be awarded a Senior Fellowship of the HEA. Doing so through the TeachBU scheme offers recognition… Read more »