Events and workshops

13th June CELebrate2018: Teaching, Technology and the TEF (keynote speaker Sarah Knight from JISC)

  This year our CEL ‘CELebration’ events were Faculty based with a series of Faculty led Assessment and Feedback fiestas, conferences and laboratories. For CELebrate2018, the key theme that arose from working with staff across the University, was working with large groups. In this year’s CELebrate symposium, we are convening a range of different opportunities… Read more »

Our BU sabbatical officers are Faculty of Media and Communications ‘HEROs’

Our sabbatical officers this year (as every year!)  have been as amazing. The Faculty of Media and Communications (FMC) has a ‘Heros’ award for staff who make a significant difference, and amongst all of their other activities, our sabbatical students found time to arrange an equality and diversity afternoon. The photo shows them being awarded… Read more »

Book a LEAP session for your unit, team or department

What is LEAP? LEAP is BU’s process for unit development.  It consists of a 2-3 hour workshop, typically undertaken with staff from the same department, during which a visualisations of units are created.  Each visualisation shows how the learning activities are arranged in the unit, how they link to the ILOs, how many different learning… Read more »

Sports and Physical Activity curriculum workshop report – 28 March 2018

A workshop was held with 15 members of staff from the Sports and Physical Activity (SPA) Department earlier today.  The focus of the workshop was on curriculum design principles for the 3 new programmes to be taught in SPA in 19/20. This was the agenda for the session: After the introduction, the initial discussion was… Read more »

Applying for HEA fellowship? Come along to a literature searching workshop or writing retreat

Anne Davey, Faculty Librarian in Academic Services, has offered to host two Literature Searching workshops to support colleagues who are working towards applying for HEA Fellowship. The workshop will offer a guide to searching literature, including structuring your search, searching for books and e-books, searching for journals and evaluating sources. The intention is that by… Read more »

#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 »

CEL to give keynote at University College Dublin Education Technology conference

CEL are very pleased to have been invited to provide the keynote address at the University College Dublin Education Technology Conference on 15 March 2018. The subject of the presentation, to be delivered by David Biggins, is a reflection of how BU has implemented Brightspace to promote student success.  UCD have recently chosen to implement… Read more »

National Teaching Fellows 2018: slides and webinar link

National Teaching Fellowship Overview:  Celebrating outstanding individual impact The National Teaching Fellowship (NTF) scheme celebrates and recognises individuals who have made an outstanding impact on student outcomes and the teaching profession in higher education. The latest  winners were announced in August 2017. In 2018, the scheme is open to members of staff from all providers of… 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 »

Flipped classrooms – the presentation launch of the BU touchscreens.

Last week saw the launch of the first of BU’s new touch screens, and the pilot of the ‘talk to a Learning Technologist’ lunchtimes 12.00-13.00  in the Staff Centre at Talbot Campus.  The event, including pancakes, started with a presentation by Professor Michael Wilmore, Executive Dean of the Faculty of Media and Communication, on a flipped… Read more »