Monthly Archives: July 2016

Working Together for Widening Participation

Thank you to everyone who came to the Fair Access Research workshop, Visible Students/Invisible Needs on Monday 11th July. It was really powerful and humbling to hear from students about their experiences of university — the positive and the negative. Working with students and Students’ Unions is so important for those working to transform higher… Read more »

myBU preparation for the next AY

There are a series of enhancements being made over the summer to make sure myBU delivers an improved and more consistent user experience for our students. The enhancements are a direct response to student requests as part of their learning experience, and include academic feedback on their MUSE comments, plus more access to lecture capture… Read more »

A video to explain the digital skills self-assessment

In response to requests for help in completing the Digital Skills Self Assessment, we have created a 9 minute video which runs through the questionnaire, explains the questions being asked and the types of responses. Click here to watch the video. Click here to complete the digital skills self assessment. We reached 200 respondents last… Read more »

New publication by Dr. James Gavin: Placement Experience in Higher Education

New publication by Dr. James Gavin: Placement Experience in Higher Education Dr James Gavin is an Early-Career Academic in Exercise Science, has just published a paper on: ‘Placement experience and learning motivations in higher education: A comparison between practical- and study-based programmes’ in the Journal of Applied Research in Higher Education. James said, “Based upon… Read more »

Organisational Learning and Widening Participation

The core ethos of BU’s Fair Access Research programme is that by working and learning together for widening participation we , as an institution and a sector, can better support marginalised people to access and succeed in higher education. We want to find out more about how widening participation is being learnt in the different institutions… Read more »

Researching, Advancing & Inspiring Student Engagement (RAISE) Conference – now open for delegate booking

Dear Colleagues We are pleased to announce that delegate registration is now open for the Researching, Advancing & Inspiring Student Engagement (RAISE) Conference for 2016. Please pass on to non-members of the list. We particularly welcome submissions from students (students pay only a delegate deposit fee- which is refundable on attending). To register please see… Read more »