Monthly Archives: January 2016

Fair access project fund – proposals to be submitted by 16 Jan 16

BU’s Fair Access Agreement includes a project fund to support Fair Access (FA) and Widening Participation (WP) projects, research and innovation. Faculties and Professional Services are invited to bid for funding to support specific and targeted projects that will have FA or WP impact. The projects will contribute to and inform the growing evidence base… Read more »

Refreshed CEL site coming soon

While we have grown quite attached to the CEL site, it is time for a change and a refresh. Working with colleagues from M&C, a new CEL is being developed that will have the same great look and feel as the TEL Toolkit.  We are hoping to launch the new CEL site and TEL Toolkit… Read more »

Have you designed professional development programmes?

Philip Long of the Department of Tourism and Hospitality, Faculty of Management, would be very pleased to hear from any colleagues who have experience in designing and delivering professional development programmes in collaboration with external partners. He will submit a bid to the Newcastle/Gateshead Cultural Initiative for a feasibility study on designing a CPD programme… Read more »

TEL Toolkit developments

We are excited with the developments on the TEL Toolkit which you’ll recall is to be released in the first week in February. We are working on the content, videos and images that will be used on the site. Demonstrations of the toolkit have taken place this week for the first time and the response… Read more »

CELebrate conference 2016 – extended call for abstracts

The second annual CELebrate event will take place on 13-15 April 2016.  This is an excellent opportunity to showcase how you innovate to improve student learning in any way, but particularly this year around key CEL themes of assessment and feedback, technology enhanced learning and employability. If you are interested in proposing a session and… 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 »

Co-creation projects at BU: competitive funding round with high-quality proposals

This Wednesday 6 January, the CEL Co-creation Review Panel met to assess the proposals submitted by undergraduate students for £500 funding towards a project of their choice, to be completed in collaboration with a BU academic. We were delighted to receive a high number of proposals with excellent quality, which evinces the initiative of our… Read more »

CELebrate 2016 – call for abstracts by 8 Jan 16

The second annual CELebrate event will take place on 13-15 April 2016.  This is an excellent opportunity to showcase how you innovate to improve student learning in any way, but particularly this year around key CEL themes of assessment and feedback, technology enhanced learning and employability. If you are interested in proposing a session and… Read more »

First of the CEL drop in sessions – tomorrow Wednesday 6 Jan 16

The first CEL lunch-time drop in session takes place tomorrow in Bournemouth House in B201 at 1pm. These sessions are intended for any academic who want to know more about CEL, discuss ideas, check out opportunities, identify resources, share good educational practices or receive support to inspire excellence in learning and pedagogical innovations.  Help us to spread… Read more »

SURE 2016 – 10 Jan is the deadline for abstracts submission

Yesterday was the ‘original’ deadline for abstract submissions to the SURE conference. So far a significant number of abstracts have been received, which is an improvement compared to the same time last year. In order to further increase participation and give more students the opportunity, deadline has been extended to 10 Jan 2016. SURE is a one-day conference… Read more »