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The Path to Success in the TEF – Going for Gold

A new HEPI report has been published Going for Gold: Lessons from the TEF provider submissions Take a look at the report, and see what the analysis makes of BU’s TEF submission alongside other HEIs. Find out about the features of TEF submissions that may have influenced outcomes, and practical recommendations for improving on the… Read more »

Sustainability in higher education – call for proposals

Dear colleagues, apologies for cross posting: ======== The Canadian Journal of Learning and Technology invites manuscript submissions for the following special issue:  Sustainability in higher education: What is the role of educational technologies? Guest editor: Dr. Linda Price (Professor & Chair), University of Bedfordshire, UK Call for submissions: On a global scale, we have seen shifts… Read more »

Newly published article on international students and their placement experience

Dear colleagues, we are very pleased to announce that an article from a CEL funded project written by Kelly Goodwin and myself (Marcellus Mbah) has been published online in the Journal of Further and Higher Education. Title: Enhancing the work placement experience of international students: towards a support framework Abstract: This article reports the findings from an… Read more »

Call for Abstracts for a Special Issue: Qualitative Approaches to Policy Analysis & Research

Dear colleagues, apologies for cross posting: ========= Call for Abstracts for a Special Issue of American Behavioral Scientist (1.311 Impact Factor) on QUALITATIVE APPROACHES TO POLICY ANALYSIS & RESEARCH Editors: Monica Reid Kerrigan, Rowan University, and Ane Turner Johnson, Rowan University Abstracts Due: December 1, 2017 • Full Manuscript Due: May 1, 2018 The purpose of… Read more »

Special issue calls for Education Related Papers

Dear colleagues, I thought you might be interested in any of the following special issue calls for paper: Special issue call for papers from Journal of Applied Research in Higher Education:  ‘The aim of this special issue is to publish high-quality research papers as well as review articles reporting recent empirical advances on the application of… Read more »

An article from a CEL funded project just published

We are very pleased to announce that an article written by Venancio Tauringana, Marcellus Mbah and Phyllis Alexander has been published online in the Journal of Further and Higher Education. Title: Interrogating the importance and awareness of NSS improvement initiatives: a case study of final year undergraduate students Abstract: This paper reports the results of a case… Read more »

Fair Access Research project (FAR) webpages are launched

The FAR project webpages have now been published. BU’s pioneering Fair Access Research project has brought together students, SUBU, professional, service and academic staff from across the university to develop and expand expertise and reflexive practice in the field of fair access to higher education. Each member of the team has brought different knowledge and experiences to a series of… 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 »

Thursday 20th July – Media Inequality Event

Dear Colleagues, I’m delighted to advise you that you can now register on Eventbrite to attend ‘RACE, GENDER, CULTURE & ‘MIS’REPRESENTATION IN THE COMMUNICATION INDUSTRIES’ which is taking place on the 2nd floor of the Executive Business Centre at 1.00pm on 20th July. There are a limited number of staff tickets – to ensure a… Read more »

CEL journal article on TEL Toolkits just published

We are very pleased to announce that an article written by David Biggins, Debbie Holley and Marketa Zezulkova was published yesterday in the journal, EAI Endorsed Transactions on e-Learning. The paper compares the EU’s 2013 and 2016 digital competence (DigComp) framework with the UK education’s 2009 and 2015 digital capabilities (DigCap) framework. The similarities are… Read more »