Higher Education

New publication on student grading in midwifery

This week saw the pre-publication of ‘Core principles to reduce current variations that exist in grading of midwifery practice in the United Kingdom’ in Nurse Education in Practice [1].  This educational paper is co-authored by five senior midwifery lecturers across the South of England, including BU’s Dr. Susan Way in the Centre for Midwifery, Maternal… Read more »

Introduction to Education Practice: A Programme for Research Students

The next session of our ‘Introduction to Education Practice‘ course will run from the 27th to the 29th of March. This is a research-driven, practice-based course, aimed at doctoral students who are or will be supporting teaching activities. The course has four main aims: To introduce students to theoretical and practical knowledge on adult learning,… Read more »

New CEL Innovation Awards Funded Projects

We were delighted to receive so many high quality bids, congratulations to successful proposals: James Gavin Kelly Goodwin Sarah Muir Peter Phillips Ashley Woodfall & Richard Wallis The bids were assessed by an internal panel. Unsuccessful applicants have received feedback on their applications. Staff interested in developing ideas for the next CEL Innovation Awards cycle… Read more »

Accelerated degrees and switching courses – responses to government consultation

The Department for Education published findings from the Call for Evidence on Accelerated Courses and Switching Degrees on 20th December. This consultation closed in July 2016 – read BU’s response here. The high number of responses had been noted earlier, the report gives evidence of an interesting campaign: “we received responses from 44 higher education… Read more »

SRHE International Conference on Research into Higher Education – quick write up

Maggie Hutchings and myself went to the SRHE’s international conference in Wales to present our research exploring ideas of organisational learning and widening participation. Jacqueline Priego presented her research on participatory learning and undergraduate research assistants. The theme of the conference was Exploring Freedom and Control in global higher education. The thread running through the whole event was… Read more »

Video resource: “University spending explained”

An excellent resource for our #TeachBU students and members of staff has been made available via the Universities UK website. “Increased student contributions to the cost of higher education have led to a greater interest in university spending. This interactive explainer shows how universities in England spend their money, and how all of this ultimately… Read more »

Reminder: ‘Applying for HEA Fellowship’ sessions

One of BU’s key performance indicators in BU2018 is that every academic has either Fellowship (or higher) of the Higher Education Academy (HEA) or a teaching qualification. These introductory ‘Applying for HEA Fellowship’ sessions have been designed to support colleagues with their HEA applications through TeachBU. The sessions will be run by Faculty Mentors who… Read more »

BU is hosting the National PASS/PAL Leader Conference 2016 this weekend (4th-6th November)

BU is hosting the 7th annual UK, Ireland and European PAL Leader Conference between 4th to 6th November. The conference will be attended by PAL (Peer Assisted Learning) Leaders from 34 universities around the UK, Ireland and Europe in order to share best practice and celebrate the success of the scheme. 40 staff members will be… Read more »

ESRC Festival of Social Science: Fair Access Research

Festival of Social Science Date: Monday 7 November Time: 10am-1pm Location: F105, Fusion, Talbot Campus Register Here What does it mean to be a student in the 21st century? As part of ESRC’s Festival of Social Science BU researchers Dr Vanessa Heaslip, Dr Clive Hunt, Dr Maggie Hutchings and Dr Alex Wardrop  will be leading a… Read more »

Applying for HEA Fellowship

One of BU’s key performance indicators in BU2018 is that every academic has either Fellowship (or higher) of the Higher Education Academy (HEA) or a teaching qualification. These introductory ‘Applying for HEA Fellowship’ sessions have been designed to support colleagues with their HEA applications through TeachBU. The sessions will be run by Faculty Mentors who… Read more »