Events and workshops

TODAY 1st Annual MSc Green Economy conference (online) 1pm Monday 15th January

As we are aware the topic of sustainable education and sustainability are a part of the university vision. This afternoon an online conference is being run for the MSc in Green Economy in the Department of Life and Environmental sciences. You are welcome to join in with this via GoToWebinar. The link to register for… Read more »

Psychology Dept Research Seminar on Wednesday 17th January 2018 3-4pm Lawrence Lecture Theatre.

Psychological Literacy: Two interlinked talks Presenters: Associate Professor Jacquelyn Cranney (Psychology, UNSW Sydney, Australia) and Dr Julie Hulme (Psychology, Keele University) Talk 1 from Prof Cranney: Psychological Literacy in Undergraduate Psychology Education and Beyond Psychological literacy is the capacity to intentionally use psychology to meet personal, professional and societal needs. In the ten years since… Read more »

FIRST ANNOUNCEMENT & CALL FOR PAPERS: 16th Academic Practice and Technology (APT2018) conference

FIRST ANNOUNCEMENT & CALL FOR PAPERS: 16th Academic Practice and Technology (APT2018) conference “An uncertain future: Adapting academic practice for an evolving digital world” Tuesday 3 July 2018 https://showtime.gre.ac.uk/index.php/ecentre/apt2018/schedConf/index This annual conference, co-hosted by the University of Greenwich and London School of Economics (LSE), will be held on Tuesday 3rd July 2018 at the Greenwich Maritime… Read more »

10 professors a-LEAPing

Last week, we formally launched the new Learning Excellence Acceleration Programme (LEAP) with three workshops for staff on the Talbot campus.  LEAP is a process that generates a visual representation of the structure, learning types, activities and assessment on a unit.  Once complete, the visualisation can be used for unit development, reviewing the level of… Read more »

Kindness Summit 14th February 2018

We have seen kindness  and service excellence everywhere at BU this week. Our Random Acts of Kindness week has included free donuts to students in our halls of residences, and a visit by the Anthony Nolan Trust to sign up Life saving Heroes to help save lives.  Another highlight of the week – the CEL student co-creation… Read more »

Invitation to publish, blog, lead a webinar around Flexible Learning

Please note some forthcoming opportunities concerning flexible learning:   Publish something in the Flexible Learning Special Edition of the Higher Education Pedagogies We have got some great stuff already (thanks to those who have already submitted something) but we would like more! We will shortlist all possible contributions in January and you then have until… Read more »

LEAPing into action

Today saw the launch of BU’s new curriculum design and visualisation tool, LEAP (the Learning Excellence Acceleration Programme) which was previewed in an earlier post. With a solid base in research from Jisc, UCL and Diana Laurillard, LEAP is a way of creating a visual representation of a unit.  The unit comprises 6 learning types… Read more »

Open Lecture on Critical Pedagogy on Wed 22 Nov at 5:30-6:30pm (live broadcast link included)

Apolgies for cross posting: Open Lecture on Critical Pedagogy on Wed 22 Nov at 5:30-6:30pm (live broadcast link included) Dear All, The 2nd in our Open Lecture Series for 2017-18 will take place on Wednesday the 22nd of Nov at 5:30-6:30pm in the iconic Greenwich campus, Queen Anne 065 (QA065), Park Row, London SE10 9LS… Read more »

ALDinHE 2018: The Learning Development Conference University of Leicester 26th – 28th March 2018

ALDinHE 2018: The Learning Development Conference University of Leicester 26th – 28th March 2018 This year marks the 15th anniversary of the ALDinHE conference and we are looking forward to celebrating in Leicester with our best conference yet. We are delighted to announce that our keynote speakers will be Professor Roni Bamber, of Queen Margaret University Edinburgh,… Read more »

Our friends in the north – Successful visit from Western Norway University of Applied Sciences

We had a stimulating visit from colleagues at Western Norway University of Applied Sciences on the 26 – 27th October 2017. Five academics were in attendance representing the Faculties of Health Studies, Health Education and Social Sciences from three of the five colleges that together comprise the university. The visit started with a presentation from our guests… Read more »