Widening participation

Mapping Learning Excellence with colleagues from Events and Leisure

We held a Learning Excellence (LEAP) session with twelve colleagues from the programme team in the current Department of Events and Leisure last week. The goal was to work on new undergraduate and postgraduate programmes starting in Sept 2019. Unit teaching teams worked with new Intended Learning Outcomes and their knowledge from current units to… Read more »

A look into the National PAL/PASS Conference 2018

Back in November, a team representing BU attended the Annual National PASS/PAL Conference at the University of Manchester. The team consisted of myself, our PAL Intern Jess, Michael Knight from the faculty of HSS and three student PAL Leaders, all of whom made BU very proud with their contributions during the conference to sharing best… Read more »

7.3.19 Book now for “Building the University of the Future – Lego Event”

Event Date: 14:00 – 15:30, Thurs 7th March 2019 Room: PG30a, Talbot campus Book now on eventbrite         Higher education is experiencing an unprecedented period of change in which the future face, shape, identity and purpose of the university are all being challenged. With an uncertain political, social and technological future on… Read more »

Cafe Scientifique Tues 5th Feb 7.30-9pm – A ‘wicked challenge’: supporting our students’ learning with new technologies

The CEL team are presenting @ Café Scientifique Bournemouth  Cafe Scientifique is a place where, for the price of a cup of coffee or a glass of wine, you can explore the latest ideas in science and technology. Enjoy listening to a short talk before engaging in debate and discussion around that topic. Join us on… Read more »

HE Policy update w/e 29th June 2018

Mental health – the next policy frontier The self-styled “Minister for Students” has been campaigning this week on student mental health. You can read the government press release here.  “The plans include, As part of a new package of measures announced by Sam Gyimah on student mental health: The announcement of a University Mental Health Charter… Read more »

CEL BU present: All of us put other people first”: Narratives from a participatory photodiary study with university student carers

Women's Academic Network

Colleagues, Interested in the lived experiences of student caring for others? Dr Jacq Priego, with Prof Debbie Holley from CEL share their research findings at an SHRE event Monday 3rd September 13.00-14.00 – open now for booking   This is partnered with webinar that will be of interest to those undertaking Professional Doctorate Journeys; narratives… Read more »

HE policy update for the w/e 15th June 2018

A busy week for publications this week, while the government have been busy with Brexit votes and there is a positive story about immigration rules. The Economics of HE The Commons Public Accounts Committee published its report on the higher education market on Friday. After some interesting evidence sessions, Research Professional report that the outcome is disappointing:… Read more »

What students really want – a CELebrate/policy event

BU hosted Dr Diana Beech from the Higher Education Policy Institute on Wednesday morning for a policy breakfast, part of this year’s CELebrate symposium.  In a packed room and despite the early start, we had a great discussion about student perceptions, value (and value for money). Diana started with a review of the HEPI/AdvanceHE 2018… Read more »

HE Policy update for the w/e 8th June 2018

HEPI Student Experience Survey The  Higher Education Policy Institute  (HEPI) and  Advance HE  have published a joint  report on student academic experience.  The report was launched at the annual HEPI conference and Sam Gyimah gave the keynote address. The report includes a lot of insight and is worth looking at – there are some new questions… Read more »

HE Policy update for the w/e 15th May

A day early this week! Brexit In the PM’s speech this week referred to below, she mentioned the implications of Brexit for research: …. since 2010 the number of overseas students coming to study at UK universities has increased by almost a quarter. The UK will always be open to the brightest and the best… Read more »