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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 »

HE policy update for the w/e 11th May 2018

Fees and funding Loans and parental contributions – The implication of the means-tested maintenance loan is that parents will make up the difference for those not receiving the full loan (ie if parental income is over £25,000)– parents are not always expecting or planning for this and sometimes parents are unable in practice to make up… Read more »

VR Education- Research Update

I am Heidi Singleton, a BU PGR with CEL.  I joined in September 2017 and am at the Initial Review stage of my PhD.  My supervisors are Debbie Holley, Jaqueline Priego and Liz Falconer.  Here is a summary of my research so far…   My PhD is researching… -how to design and operationalise a flipped… Read more »

New Year – new study? PART 1: Innovations in Assessment and Feedback

Anne Quinney (CEL Theme Leader for Assessment and feedback) and Professor Dai Hounsell (Visiting Professor and World Class expert in Assessment and feedback) are running a series of 4 workshops/masterclasses on Innovations in Assessment and Feedback These develop in-depth knowledge and skills in assessment and feedback in Further Education and Higher Education settings and develop innovative approaches to… Read more »

Using AltspaceVR for Virtual Team Meetings

ALtSpaceVR is a free app that can be down loaded onto your PC or Mac.  Altspacevr have just teamed up with Microsoft and are continuing to develop the features of this app.   Once in the Altspace app you can invite colleagues from BU or around the world to join you for a virtual meeting…. Read more »

Using Virtual Worlds for Meetings and Discussions

    This Friday evening Liz Falconer and myself joined in with a virtual reality chat using the Engage platform (it is freely downloadable using Steam, though not available on Mac at present).  We were able to listen to an expert panel (one being the Vive-president of HTC vive) and join an audience of people from… Read more »

HE policy update for the w/e 8th December 2017

Fees and funding – the latest developments The fees and funding discussions continue with some interesting developments this week. Firstly, there was a written response by the Minister  -responding to the Resolution of the House on 13th September 2017 on tuition fees (the non-binding one that was essentially passed unanimously because no Conservative MPs attended). … Read more »