BU’s first Senior Fellow of the HEA from the professional services

I am delighted to announce that Anne Davey, Faculty Librarian for the Faculty of Management has just been accredited as BU’s first Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (SFHEA for short!) from the professional services via the TeachBU route.  Anne was commended for her outstanding application, that was interesting, reflective, well-constructed, met all the criteria and was “a joy to read”…. Read more »


Applying for HEA Fellowship – Writing Retreat

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Professor Rick Stafford (Faculty of Science & Technology) will be hosting a TeachBU Writing Retreat on Wednesday, 6th December, between 13.30 – 16.30 on Talbot Campus. This session provides the perfect opportunity for some dedicated time to focus on your HEA Fellowship application – whether you need to start writing it, it’s a work in… Read more »

A renewed focus on academic integrity to combat contract cheating

The QAA has recently published a report on contract cheating in higher education, which encourages, among other things, a focus on academic integrity to help address contract cheating. The 37-page report was researched and written in response to higher education sector concerns about the use of ‘essay mills’ by students to engage in contract cheating… Read more »

Applying for HEA Fellowship

A number of sessions will be run throughout the year to help support you in the application process. Sessions are facilitated/hosted by Faculty Mentors who have themselves achieved a level of Fellowship via TeachBU. If you’re not sure where to start, or have questions around applying then attending an ‘Introductory’ session may be of benefit… Read more »

Special Issue of the Student Engagement in Higher Education Journal CREATIVITY FOR STUDENT ENGAGEMENT: PURPOSE, PROCESS, PRODUCT

Colleagues, I know there are some experts out there! Please do consider contrinuing to the special issue – i understad there may be some flexibility for the September 1000 word expression of interest. Debbie Call for papers: Special Issue of the Student Engagement in Higher Education Journal CREATIVITY FOR STUDENT ENGAGEMENT: PURPOSE, PROCESS, PRODUCT Much… Read more »

Still spaces for the PGCert 2017-18

  We are offering two cohorts for the PGCert Education Practice for 2017-18 and  still have places!! Please apply online here and contact Curie Scott if there are any further queries Taught sessions are in Talbot. The first day is 9-4 on Thurs 14 September and, thereafter each Thursday 9-1 pm with a finale on the Thurs… Read more »

The HEA Surveys Conference 2017 was a Great Success!

This year’s HEA Surveys Conference was a great success with academics and professional support staff from a wide range of UK universities mixing to discuss experiences and to share top tips. Survey discussions were not just limited to the Undergraduate NSS/DLHE and the Postgraduate PTES/PRES surveys of which most of us are familiar, but also incorporated the… Read more »

PGCert Open for business (again)!!

Two months ago we reached capacity for the Postgraduate Certificate in Education Practice (PGCert) starting next year!! The PGCert enables those teaching and supporting learning in a post-compulsory education environment to develop all areas of academic practice, including teaching and learning support, assessment, curriculum development, educational research, learning technologies and academic leadership. This year’s 40… Read more »

HEA Webinar: Introducing the Flexible Learning Practice Guide Friday 16 June 12.00 to 13.00

HEA Webinar: Introducing the Flexible Learning Practice Guide Presented by Stella Jones-Devitt, National Convenor of the Flexible Learning Community of Practice and Sam Elkington, HEA Academic Lead for Flexible Learning Friday 16 June 12.00 to 13.00   Session overview   This session introduces webinar participants to the Flexible Learning Practice Guide, which is the first… Read more »

Report and resources: Southern Region Aspiring National Teaching Fellows Networking event

35 staff from across the Southern Region gathered at Bournemouth University on 7th June to network and learn about the National Teaching Fellow scheme, run by the HEA . A joint event run by National Teaching Fellows Dr Kirsten Hardie, former Chair of the Association of NTFs (Arts University Bournemouth) and Professors Debbie Holley and Stephen Tee, (BU)…. Read more »