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2019 VC Staff Awards nominations

You may have seen via the staff intranet or John Vinney’s recent all staff email but the 2019 VC Staff Awards nomination period is now open and will close at midnight on Friday 12th July. As you might know, we made several changes to the Awards last year but this year things will be remaining… Read more »

‘Excellence in Teaching and Learning’ Symposium – Achieving Balance in Project Management Education

This is a joint event between BU and Boston University, and will consider some of the new ideas and concepts being used to teach Project Management. The event will be held @ 2-5pm on 1st July 2019 and will be both a ‘physical’ event on BU’s Talbot Campus, and also ‘virtual’ presentations live streamed between… Read more »

5 common myths about virtual reality

… and why they aren’t true People have many different ideas about virtual reality, but not all of those conceptions are based in reality. Techopedia looks at the fact and fiction of VR and its potential across a broad range of different industries, highlighting 5 common myths: Myth 1: VR is a modern technology that… Read more »

Research Communication Day – 20th June

Put it in your diary – Research Communication Day 2019 will take place on Wednesday 20th June. This is your one stop shop for learning how to get your research out in to the world! There will be sessions led by M&C and RDS on key topics such as writing for the web, using social media to share your… Read more »

The Conversation – training session 29th May

The Conversation are a media outlet where news is written by UK-based academics. BU is a partner of The Conversation, which means BU academics can write articles on their areas of expertise, providing thought leadership in line with the news agenda, and promoting new or ongoing research as a way of engaging the public in the work… Read more »

The Future of Skills in the Age of the 4th Industrial Revolution

D2L (suppliers of Brightspace) have produced a whitepaper on the skills of the future and how new models of learning must be embraced to meet the needs of the Fourth Industrial Revolution. As automation rapidly consumes basic tasks in the workplace, they focus on how educational establishments must adapt to address the rising demand for… Read more »

New website launched as part of Erasmus Exchange

Prof. Debbie Holley, HSS, on an Erasmus exchange with FMC, Principal Academic, Dr. Ann Luce, led a Technology Enhanced Learning workshop and the University of Salento in Italy. As part of her contribution to the workshop, Prof. Holley focused specifically on augmented reality and launched a new website, co-developed with Dr. Mike Hobbs, a visiting… Read more »

Visit to establish a new student-staff exchange for BA Politics with Rhine-Waal University of Applied Sciences in Kleve, Germany.

6th May – 10th May 2019. By David McQueen Rhine-Waal University (RWU) is the only state university in Germany currently offering a BA in International Relations taught entirely in English.  Dr. David McQueen recently went to see the university and discover if the programme might be a good match for BU Politics students seeking further… Read more »

Excellence in Sustainable Teaching award for Marketing team

Congratulations to Maria Musarskaya, Helen O’Sullivan and Julia Hibbert (Faculty of Management) who have received an ‘Excellence in Sustainable Teaching’ award for their L4 Marketing unit on the BA Business Studies programme. The award which was presented during the BU Service Excellence Conference in April recognises their efforts in embedding UN Sustainable Development Goals into… Read more »

Influencing public policy through research

Are you interested in achieving policy impact? Then you may be interested in coming to a meeting that’s taking place next Thursday which will provide some useful insights into how to go about achieving this. As you’re aware, engaging with policy makers can lead to significant and lasting impact. In order to explore this area… Read more »