Monthly Archives: October 2015

“It fell flat. I thought I was in a university lecture”

If you saw the Apprentice, episode 2, last night you will have heard Baroness Brady utter these words (at 50 minutes and 40 seconds). In the same episode, Baroness Brady points out how insulting stereotypes can be but I fear she has steroetyped universities and ignored all the excellent work that nowadays goes on inside… Read more »

Teaching and learning in the new Fusion1 building

The new Fusion1 building is taking shape on Talbot campus and will see students being taught there for the first time in September 2016.  Far more than solely a new building with extra lecture and seminar rooms, the plan is that BU should develop an innovative philosophy for teaching and learning to make Fusion1 a… Read more »

Building cohort identity

Today’s CEL seminar was on the subject of cohort identity and was excellently presented by Geli Roushan and Susanne Clarke.  The fact that there was cake at the seminar in no way influenced this blogger’s view of the event! A ‘Cohort’ is an organisational group that can evolve at different levels eg a seminar group,… Read more »

Colleagues – a crowd sourced and intellectually stimulating reading list request!

What readings have influenced your pedagogic approach? Please share and we will create a list! Colleagues – a crowd sourced and intellectually stimulating reading list request – from John Hilsdon, Head of Learning Development , University of Plymouth Here is my mine (Debbie Holley) David Noble and his wonderful work anticipated the commodification of Higher… Read more »

Details of the CEL Fusion projects

The Centre for Excellence in Learning offers the opportunity for BU staff in both academic and professional and support roles to bid for projects that will lead to enhancements in learning and teaching. The latest round of funding opens on Wednesday 14 October and staff are encouraged to submit their proposals. There are 5 briefs… Read more »

Maiden Edition of CEL Quarter Education Research Report

The aim of this report is to highlight research activities occurring in CEL and celebrate milestones. It is intended for all those staff who are involve in different projects and producing outputs which can feature under UoA25. CEL July- Sept quarterly. docx The report consists of publications, research projects in progress, conference presentations and submitted bids… Read more »

CEL Fusion Investment Fund Projects

Staff from across BU have the opportunity to bid for pedagogic development or research projects For the last two years, the Centre for Excellence in Learning has offered the opportunity for BU staff in both academic and professional and support roles, to bid for projects that will lead to enhancements in learning and teaching. The… Read more »

Developing your learning and teaching skills

If you are interested in developing new and honing existing learning and teaching skills you should have a look at CEL’s Learning and Teaching Fellowship scheme which is open for applications. The aim of the Scheme is to allow you to engage in pedagogic research activities or evaluation and develop innovative practices, disseminating this to… Read more »

Fusion Funding Workshops: Tuesday 6th October (Talbot) Wednesday 7 October (Lansdowne)

Got a great learning idea? Professional /Academic staff can apply.. funding up to £2000 for  Fusion Educational projects – come along and find out more at one of two workshops this week… Workshop One Talbot: Tuesday 6 October CEL space 16.00/17:00 Pg30a Workshop Two: Lansdowne: Wednesday 7th October, Wednesday 7th 12:00/13:00 R303 Did you know?… Read more »