Education

#Justaddrum: Exploring Caribbean Culture through Caribbean Rums

This month MSc Events Management students were treated to a special guest lecture from Caribbean Rum Specialist, Peter Holland, Owner of the Floating Rum Shack. Peter had a lot to say about exhibition and event management practice. His role as brand ambassador for a number of Caribbean rum brands sees him attending more events in… Read more »

Sulitest: Tool to assess Sustainability Literacy now at BU!

BU is signed up to Sulitest, the first sustainability literacy tool to measure, improve and develop sustainability literacy on a global scale and to help create and inspire global citizens. The sustainable literacy test which is known as Sulitest is a global platform for developing sustainable awareness. Used in 58 countries, it is helping organisations… Read more »

Service Excellence, Changing Lives through Football, and a very proud moment.

A number of my blogs this year have been about football, and in this blog I am highlighting a blog written by one of our BU students, Dan Blewett, featuring Street Soccer, read on to find out more. It is a great blog and well done Dan, we are proud of you and your achievements… Read more »

National Teaching Fellows (National briefing and writing workshop)

The NTF Regional writing workshop ‘Fantastic’ ‘superb’ and ‘inspiring’ were words used to decribe the NTF writing workshop, hosted by BU, and run by National Teaching Fellows Professor Debbie Holley and Professor Stephen Tee (BU) with fellow NTFs Dr Kirsten Hardie (AuB) and Dr Jenny Hill (UWE) volunteering their services to support this regional event…. Read more »

BU Employability Conference for Staff – Wednesday, 14th March 2018

We are delighted to invite you to the first BU Employability Conference for Staff on Wednesday 14 March 2018. This is a chance for BU staff to learn more about the fabulous work being undertaken by Academics and Professional and Support staff (beyond placements) to enhance our students’ graduate employability skills, attributes and attitudes. It… Read more »

VR Education- Research Update

I am Heidi Singleton, a BU PGR with CEL.  I joined in September 2017 and am at the Initial Review stage of my PhD.  My supervisors are Debbie Holley, Jaqueline Priego and Liz Falconer.  Here is a summary of my research so far…   My PhD is researching… -how to design and operationalise a flipped… Read more »

Origami workshops

CEL are extending our creativity strand to consider how the creative making process is connected with teaching and learning Origami is an ancient practice of folding paper and the Japanese form arises from ‘ori’ meaning ‘to fold’ and ‘kami’ meaning ‘paper’. Origami is practiced worldwide and you may be familiar with folded ‘fortune tellers’ and… Read more »

book ASAP for two accredited units

We have two accredited CPD standalone / MA Education Practice units (20 credits level 7) starting soon. We’d love to see you there. Reflections on Leadership in HE with Sue Eccles (4 sessions starting 2nd March) Innovations in assessment and feedback with Anne Quinney (4 masterclasses starting 21st Feb) Please email Organisational Development to book by 16th… Read more »

HE Policy update for the w/e 9th February 2018

Parliament is now in recess, returning on Tuesday 20 February. There won’t be a policy update next week. We’ll bring you all the latest news on Thursday 22 February. Technical v higher education Robert Halfon MP, Chair of the Commons Education Committee gave the keynote speech at the Centre for Social Justice this week and… Read more »