Events and workshops

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 »

TBL 101 – The Introduction to Team-based Learning

TBL 101 – The Introduction to Team-based Learning. 10-12pm Wednesday 11th July 2018 Join us for TBL 101, the introduction to Team-based Learning (TBL), led by Dr Jonny Branney, Senior Lecturer in Adult Nursing and TBLC certified Team-based Learning Consultant-Trainer. In TBL 101 you will experience a TBL session for yourself and be invited to consider… Read more »

Creative Classroom Events

Start your summer by unleashing your creativity.  Join us for two ‘creative classroom’ events with an award winning author and a multi-award winning singer/song writer. Leadership, Strategy and Organisations may not be the obvious department to promote creativity, but we recognise the role of creativity in a modern workplace.  There is a growing belief that… Read more »

Key points from today’s Assessment Fiesta in HSS

This afternoon, the Assessment Fiesta for the department of Human Sciences and Public within HSS took place.  Professor Debbie Holley opened the Fiesta and gave a short presentation on the wider context of education and the changing student demands over time, emphasising the role of assessment for education and inviting the attendees to make use of… Read more »

Coming up! Facilitating with Lego©, using strength based methods

Lego© has been successfully used within Learning and Teaching across BU as well as developing stronger teams. CEL are offering Lego© workshops with two of our experts, Susanne Clarke and Tim Gale on both campus sites. Come, experience the process and consider how you may use Lego in your own research, education or professional practice…. Read more »

Physio Therapy Students’ VR Innovations Workshop

Yesterday physio students at BU had great hands on learning using a variety of VR and AR technologies.   They were fine tuning ideas for an upcoming final year conference they are taking part in.  They had to come up with an original idea using either app, VR or AR systems.  Ideas ranged from VR/AR… Read more »

HE policy update for the w/e 18th May 2018

Summit on BME Leadership in HE This event was hosted by AdvanceHE, the new agency that was formed recently to include the Leadership Foundation for Higher Education, the Higher Education Academy and the Equality Challenge Unit. Wonkhe have pointed out that: “So far only 45 out of 167 higher education institutions have signed the Advance… Read more »

Biographic Narrative Interpretative Method (BNIM) From Italy

Todays seminar for the Italian masters and doctoral students in the Department of History, Society and Human Studies at the University of Salento, introduced a robust and rigourous research method which expert Professor Debbie Holley uses in her own research. Pictured below (centre) with the students and their Professor, Enrico Ciavolino (foreground) this seminar was… Read more »

Millennials Vs Baby Boomers – Connecting the divide

A much needed Education Reform Act (1988) was implemented within all schools in England and Wales making ICT a compulsory subject. Millennials have had a much wider range of opportunities presented to them through the advancements of technology and have grown up incorporating it into their lives. However, a whole generation of baby boomers were… Read more »

The 2nd Active Learning Conference 4-5 June 2018 University of Sussex, Brighton

The 2nd Active Learning Conference is taking place on 5th June in the Jubilee Building at University of Sussex, Brighton, a day of interactive workshops, presentations and networking. This will include a presentation on the use of collaborative Team-based Learning in the BSc (Hons) Adult Nursing at BU, led by Lucy Stainer, Senior Lecturer in… Read more »