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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 »

Millennials Vs Baby Boomers – Connecting the divide

A much needed Education Reform Act (1988) was implemented within all schools in England and Wales making ICT a compulsory subject. Millennials have had a much wider range of opportunities presented to them through the advancements of technology and have grown up incorporating it into their lives. However, a whole generation of baby boomers were… Read more »

HE policy update for the w/e 27th April 2018

HE review deadline approaches – the latest on fees and funding Thank you to the staff and students who responded to the HE review survey that we ran before and after Easter, we are preparing our response and will use the data from the survey to inform it. We asked respondents for their top 3… Read more »

MyCareerHub at the BU Service Excellence Conference

The BU Careers & Employability Service showcased their recently updated MyCareerHub system at the BU Service Excellence Conference with the opportunity, for those who took part in a MyCareerHub activity, to win a bottle of Prosecco. A total of 49 staff from across the university took part in the activity and the lucky winner was… Read more »

13th June CELebrate2018: Teaching, Technology and the TEF (keynote speaker Sarah Knight from JISC)

  This year our CEL ‘CELebration’ events were Faculty based with a series of Faculty led Assessment and Feedback fiestas, conferences and laboratories. For CELebrate2018, the key theme that arose from working with staff across the University, was working with large groups. In this year’s CELebrate symposium, we are convening a range of different opportunities… Read more »

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 »

Call to Action: Universities must focus on innovation that embeds kindness, and humanized approaches. How BU is leading the way.

Susanne Clarke and Laura Roper were delighted to be offered the opportunity to present at the AUA2018 conference. We headed off, booked into our hotel, which incidentally we found we were sharing with the Italian Football team – we have pictures if you are interested. The focus of the conference was Higher Education beyond Brexit,… Read more »