Monthly Archives: September 2015

EmployaGility – engaging multiple stakeholders in the teaching, learning and employment journey

Carly Lamont is the theme leader for employability and workbased learning in the CEL. Below she shares with us her thoughts about a session at the British Academy of Management (BAM) conference in Portsmouth. This Professional Development Workshop introduced the concept of EmployaGility. EmployaGility – engaging multiple stakeholders in the teaching, learning and employment journey… Read more »

Augmented Reality: co-creating artefacts with school children and university students

Dr Debbie Holley has recently returned from presented at @eLEOT2015, an conference on e-learning, e- education and online training. Part of the European Alliance on Innovation, ( a body created by leaders from industry, research and policy making  to engage the global community by exploring ways in which innovation in technology and business and benefit… Read more »

What the CEL blog offers you

The Centre for Excellence in Learning (CEL) was soft launched in early 2013, led by Professor Roach.  Professor Thomas took on leadership in September 2013 and it was then formally launched in April 2014 to make its impact more obvious and effective across BU. Its aims are to: Develop and support collaborative communities to inspire excellence in… Read more »

How do you assess soft skills?

At the British Academy of Management (BAM) conference in Portsmouth this week and amid many interesting sessions, I was struck by one question that was thrown out to the audience and for which there were no tangible answers from the audience of academics. The background to the question was employability and research with CEOs that… Read more »

BU Learning and Teaching Fellows 2015-16

The Centre for Excellence in Learning is pleased to announce the call for applications for BU L&T Fellowship awards 2015-16.  This is a wonderful opportunity to develop your teaching practice. Individuals may nominate themselves and any member of academic or professional staff who is engaged in supporting and promoting excellence in student learning may apply… Read more »

New international peer led academic learning network

The practice of more experienced students being trained to guide and facilitate the learning of less experienced students in an organised and supported way is gaining momentum as a global phenomenon; peer learning schemes now exist on all continents and hold relevance for students of all cultures. Some UK schemes have been in existence since… Read more »

New units in myBU!

Just a reminder that units for 15/16 are ready to go in myBU! Contact your Faculty Learning Technologist for any support you need to update your content or to develop activities for your students –  they are more than happy to help and advise. Here’s how to contact them: