Higher Education

CELebrate workshop – From comfort zone to scary zone – enhancing employability skills through business simulation

Dr Roger Atkinson and myself delivered a workshop during the CELebrate event to share some of the innovative approaches we use in our teaching and learning to help prepare Level 6 Business Studies students for the world of work. The growing importance of graduate employability provided the basis of the presentation and was supported by… Read more »

Careers and Employability Workshop – Weds 27th April P406

Employability is a key driver in  higher education in the UK and internationally; the majority of students want to be employable at the end of their degree programmes in order to move seamlessly into the productive world of work. The Careers and Employability service are holding a workshop on Wednesday 27th April 2016  titled  “Careers… Read more »

Careers and Employability seminar – “Working together to prepare your students for life after BU”

The careers and employability service will be holding a seminar on Weds 27th April at 12:00pm in PG30a discussing how we can work together to better prepare our students for life after BU. Do come along, after all,  helping students to succeed in their future career is a crucial part of our role within HE.

SDA ‘drop in and play’ session TODAY 2.00 – 3:45 in PG30a

In addition to the Service Excellence Conference workshops on Thursday 7th April 2016, you can come along to PG30a and see what’s going on with the Student Development Award. Sonya Harvey (SDA coordinator) invites you to join the ‘drop in an play’ session being held between 2:00 – 3:45 pm.    

Student Development Award – Reflective element

The BU Student Development Award – Graduate Attributes: Reflective Writing Students on the Award commit themselves to developing a range of employability skills that enable them to demonstrate workplace experience to potential employers. Through their involvement in a choice of over 100 extra-curricular activities, including volunteering, ambassador and mentoring roles, languages, professional development, media skills,… Read more »

Supporting you to support your students

As part of the Fair Access Research project we would like academic staff to complete this survey to help us understand how students are supported at BU. Questions of access to higher education do not end (or start) at the university gates. Widening participation involves engagement with a long and complex cycle of learning, as discussed here:… 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 24th to the 26th of February. This is a research-driven, practice-based course, aimed at doctoral students who are or will be supporting teaching activities. The course has three main aims: • To introduce students to theoretical and practical knowledge on adult… Read more »

Employability and problem-based learning

“Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I learn.”   Benjamin Franklin I recently came across an article of interest in the Academy of Management Learning & Education discussing the benefits of problem-based learning as a useful approach to equip students with the necessary skills need for successful career… Read more »

Fair Access Regulation and Fair Access Research

  In a follow-up post to her thoughts about student loans, Hannah Arendt, and the limits of life, Dr Alex Wardrop discusses why an independent fair access regulator can help us tell stories about widening participation differently. “If we keep continue to speak the same language to each other, we will reproduce the same story. Begin… Read more »