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National Numeracy Day 15th May

HOWEVER MATHS MAKES YOU FEEL… YOU’RE NOT ALONE Welcome to the National Numeracy Challenge. Get started to check your number skills and learn the maths adults need in daily life and at work. GET STARTED 210,373 learners so far 898 resources to help you 1,084+ ways to use numeracy ABOUT THE CHALLENGE INFORMATION FOR EMPLOYERS… Read more »

Why is my curriulum white: report on our students union ‘table talk’ evening

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It was an honour to be invited to join our distinguished national panel at our own Students Union Table Talk event; a series of events hosted at BU exploring Race, Education, Equity and Social Justice. Decolonising the curriculum is an important agenda item in current UK Higher Education, and is about presenting a fair and… 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 »

Drop in sessions for the student led co-creation funding

Dear colleagues, In view of the next round of call for the student led co-creation funding, the Centre for Excellence in Learning (CEL), in collaboration with the student union (SUBU) will be running drop in sessions to provide interested final year undergraduate students and academics with relevant information about the scheme. The drop in sessions shall take place as… Read more »

Students’ Union Partnerships for Widening Participation (WP)

An online resource has been published to support Students’ Unions, Universities and others in the HE sector to build stronger research partnerships, in order to work and learn together for WP research, policy and practice. This resource has been created to share the findings of a BU project which aimed to establish the best ways… 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 »

Waste Audit highlights improvements but that more work must be done

The Student Centre was transformed earlier in the month to make way for the annual BU Waste Audit. The Audit was run by an enthusiastic group of student and staff volunteers who were willing to pick through the 22 bags of General waste and Mixed Recycling which had been collected in the morning from around the Talbot and Lansdowne Campuses. While not the… Read more »

Understanding the importance of social networks for student wellbeing at BU

This seminar highlights the results of George Ellis’ recent research project in which he investigated the importance of social networks on anxiety and depression levels within the BU MSc student cohorts of 2014-2016. We are keen to share this information so that people may be able to use it for planning MSc student inductions and… Read more »

Reminder: Call for bids for the student-led co-creation fund

The Centre for Excellence in Learning is currently receiving bids from final year undergraduate students for the student-led co-creation funding award. The co-creation scheme funds collaborative projects delivering co-created outputs between  a student and an academic. Anticipated project output (s) should be clearly stated in the bid and this could be a paper, presentation or product. Projects do not have to… Read more »

Reminder: Drop in sessions and stalls for the student-led co-creation funding scheme

In view of the next round of call for the student-led co-creation fund, the Centre for Excellence in Learning and SUBU are setting up stalls and drop in sessions to provide interested final year undergraduate students and academics with relevant information about the funding scheme. The stalls and drop in sessions shall take place as per the following schedules:   Stalls: Monday… Read more »