Seeking advice

My day with the admission team – Dr Camila Devis-Rozental

I had the privilege to spend a day learning all about the work that the admissions’ teams do at BU by shadowing some of them. Matthew Clarke, one of the admissions coordinator kindly organised this for me following the values workshop that I delivered for them a while ago. Reflecting on my experience I decided… Read more »

The Not So Fab 4 Quite Yet of AI Digital Personal Assistants

AI (Artificial Intelligence) holds much promise for the future in automating many parts of our lives and integrating our own personal data with what’s relevant to us on the worldwide web. Step forward the Big 4 market leaders in this field, all vying for a foothold in this market. Amazon Alexa, Microsoft Cortana, Google Home… Read more »

Shrek, Saunders and the Onion Myth: Using Myths, Metaphors and Storytelling.

Title of our paper Presented at the: – European Conference of Research Methods (ECRM) – Rome 2018. Susanne Clarke has recently returned from the ECRM Conference in Rome after submitting a conference paper in partnership with Dr Lois Farquharson. The wider team also included our brilliant Student Research Assistant, Nancy Sheppard and a colleague from… Read more »

Creating creative spaces – game changers and fun at work!

Susanne Clarke – Head of Service Excellence. Creating spaces and environments which bring teams together to unleash creativity and allow game changing ideas to thrive is central to embedding excellence. There is a lot of science behind many approaches to creativity & innovation and the evidence is growing all the time. It can however, be… Read more »

‘LEARN HOW TO STUDY: Developing the study skills and approaches to learning that will help you succeed in university’

  Apologies for cross posting, but a fabulous opportunity to get a free book (and recommend to your students) Announcing the return of ‘LEARN HOW TO STUDY: Developing the study skills and approaches to learning that will help you succeed in university’ Dear colleagues:   I am posting here in the understanding that we share… Read more »

Try something different

With its vast agile space, glass-fronted seminar rooms and buzzing collaborative zones, BU’s new Fusion Building offers the perfect opportunity to reimagine learning scenarios – both inside the new walls and elsewhere on our campuses.The Centre for Excellence in Learning (CEL) is supporting staff to ‘try something different’ and inspire our students through innovative learning. There… Read more »

Careers and employability – The going global oversees job vacancy database

The Going Global Overseas Job Vacancy Database  The careers and employability department offer a ‘Going Global’ overseas job vacancy database to students wishing to work abroad. It includes more than 10,000 pages of constantly-updated content on how to work abroad and also includes a database of current overseas job opportunities, work permit/visa regulations and CV… Read more »

12 Days of Library and Learning Support Roundup

In the first twelve (working) days of December, CEL hosted a campaign to promote the Library and Learning Support available at BU. This initiative, which we disseminated on Twitter with #12DaysOfLLS, was produced by our colleagues at BU Library, and had the aim of spreading the word about the wealth of services, resources and support… Read more »

A “gemba” walk – and how I have been inspired by Kevin Costner

Reflections from Susanne Clarke – Head of Service Excellence. Having recently returned from the fabulous “Lean in Higher Education” conference hosted by The University of Waterloo in Ontario, I have been brushing up on my technical knowledge of Lean and its application in Higher Education. One of the Japanese terms used regularly by Lean and… Read more »