Equality and Diversity

Apply now for two short courses: Work based learning AND Assessment and feedback

We are still open for applications for two courses starting in February 2019. For new applicants, please click the relevant link below for more information and to apply. If you have completed the course(s) in previous years for professional development and now want to complete the assessment to gain credits please contact Claudia Vanzeloti Employability/Work-based Learning:… Read more »

Top ten VR and AR articles for 2018 from Digital Bodies

Curtesy of Digital Bodies here is their top ten VR and AR articles of 2018. Stand alone VR headsets arrive. The shifting AR VR market. Top ten Augmented Reality quotes. AI in Mixed Reality Environments. A stunning AR art exhibition. Coming developments in VR headsets. Accesability developments. A captivating AR storytelling experience. VR in healthcare…. Read more »

BU staff member to be on prestigious national judging panel

group of 3 students sitting round table

Colleagues, the eagle eyed amongst you may have spotted that Michelle Morgan, Associate Dean for the Student Experience in FMC is on the national Guardian University Awards judging panel for 2019– well done Michelle! Michelle was asked to be a judge because of her national and international reputation in the field of the student experience… Read more »

Bournemouth University Kindness – Taking Ubuntu to the Arctic Circle

Article written by Laura Roper. A team of advocates for Lean Management Thinking and Service Excellence at Bournemouth University were given the opportunity to visit the Arctic University of Norway and attend the annual LeanHE Conference taking place there.   It may have been -3 degrees, but the welcome for the Bournemouth University delegation was very warm…. Read more »

The European Digital Action Plan

A short summary: Through the European cooperation between EU Member States, the exchange of good practices and  peer learning, the EU work on a Digital Action Plan started in January 2018. Set against a backdrop of desire to  reduce of the socio-economic inequalities, the action plan will be a comprehensive plan seeking to improve key… Read more »

HE Policy update w/e 29th June 2018

Mental health – the next policy frontier The self-styled “Minister for Students” has been campaigning this week on student mental health. You can read the government press release here.  “The plans include, As part of a new package of measures announced by Sam Gyimah on student mental health: The announcement of a University Mental Health Charter… Read more »

The Future of EdTech? Creating equality of opportunity

A report from Debbie Holley, Professor of Learning Innovation and Head of CEL I was honoured to be invited to give a keynote at the prestigious two-day annual ‘Future of EdTech‘ conference, located at Old Street, the so-called ‘Silicon Roundabout’due to the creativity and innovation of tech start-up companies.  Future Edtech is a key event… Read more »

What students really want – a CELebrate/policy event

BU hosted Dr Diana Beech from the Higher Education Policy Institute on Wednesday morning for a policy breakfast, part of this year’s CELebrate symposium.  In a packed room and despite the early start, we had a great discussion about student perceptions, value (and value for money). Diana started with a review of the HEPI/AdvanceHE 2018… Read more »

Book now for CELebrate2018

  Book now for CELebrate2018 here  In this year’s CELebrate symposium, we are convening a range of different opportunities to work with staff in thinking about approaches to large group teaching, learning and assessment. Our Keynote is from Sarah Knight (Jisc Digital Futures directorate) speaking on “How are students’ expectations and experiences of their digital environment… Read more »

HE Policy update for the w/e 15th May

A day early this week! Brexit In the PM’s speech this week referred to below, she mentioned the implications of Brexit for research: …. since 2010 the number of overseas students coming to study at UK universities has increased by almost a quarter. The UK will always be open to the brightest and the best… Read more »