HE Students

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 »

BU Students Union ‘How to thrive at university and beyond’ event!

Panel member Professor Debbie Holley (@debbieholley1) reports on the BU Students Union ‘How to thrive at university and beyond’ event! Details:I was invited to join the panel for an afternoon of inspirational talks from leading industry speakers: 14:00 – Welcome and introduction on behalf of SUBU, Ebony Harding, SU VP Community 14:10 – Avoiding the imposter syndrome by… Read more »

HE Policy update for the w/e 29th March 2018

Industrial Strategy The Creative Industries Sector Deal has been announced.  You can read the document here.  The press release says: As part of a Creative Industries Sector Deal, to be announced today by the Digital and Culture Secretary Matt Hancock, Business Secretary Greg Clark and Co-Chair of the CIC, Nicola Mendelsohn, more than £150 million is being… Read more »

HE Policy Update for the w/e 23rd March 2018

HE Review The major review of HE was announced in late February (see policy update 23 Feb 2018 for our analysis). It’s a Department for Education review supported by an independent panel with an advisory role. The independent panel, led by Philip Augar, have opened a consultation and evidence gathering exercise inviting responses from the… Read more »

HE Policy update for the w/e 23rd February 2018

It has been a busy week with the launch of the “major review of HE fees and funding” (except it may not be…) on Monday and a deluge of commentary and calls for change to follow. And other things happened too. Major Review of HE The much announced, long postponed HE “major” review is finally… Read more »

Newly published article: Developing students as global citizens through the global talent programme

Dear colleagues, we are pleased to let you know that Dean Hristov and Vianna Renaud have just had an article on their Global Talent Programme come out in the inaugural edition of The Global Impact Exchange: Winter 2018 edition on the theme of ‘Global Education in an Age of Nationalism’. Link to the publication – http://www.diversitynetwork.org/page/GlobalImpactExchange… 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 »

Open access ebook entitled Assessment, Feedback and Technology: Contexts and Case Studies in Bloomsbury.

Apologies for cross posting – but this is a fabulous resource… ==== Dear ALT Members,   In our experience, teaching staff often do not have much opportunity to find out what their peers are doing. Therefore, late last year, the BLE published a freely available, open access ebook entitled Assessment, Feedback and Technology: Contexts and Case Studies in… Read more »

Call for submission of papers

Dear colleagues, apologies for cross posting: ============== Journal of Student Affairs in Africa (JSAA), Vol. 6 (2018): “Space, language and identity politics in 21st century higher education” Guest editor: Philippa Tumubweinee As a way of introducing the theme to be tackled in a 2018 guest-edited issue of the Journal of Student Affairs in Africa, it is… Read more »