Monthly Archives: April 2017

CEL two year secondments for ‘Education Excellence’ theme leaders (internal only)

Come and work with us! Funded secondments two days a week, in roles that provide an exceptional opportunity to develop leadership skills, the ability to influence colleagues and a body of work across the University, supporting the achievement of corporate goals as we move towards BU2025. These roles require academics who possess a demonstrable track… Read more »

Service Excellence conference tomorrow (Thursday)

Just a reminder that the Service Excellence takes place tomorrow. In case you do not have a ticket, there are still drop in sessions that you come along to between 13:00 and 16:00. CEL are running a technology showcase and there’s also an opportunity to have a closer look at the new VLE, Brightspace.

CELebrate 2017 – don’t forget to submit your abstract!

Call for abstracts for the CELebrate 2017 conference. . The theme of this one day regional conference, organised by the BU Centre for Excellence in Learning (CEL), is Assessment & Feedback, and we welcome abtracts for presenting your ideas at the conference, whether this is to report on and share pedagogic research or to report… Read more »

Introducing the CELEbrate keynote speaker

For this year’s CELEbrate event on 13th June we are pleased to announce that Professor Dai Hounsell will be the Keynote speaker. The title is “Learning to Excel How creative assessment can help students  to make the most of their studies at BU” What are the most important things BU students learn from their degrees? And how can… Read more »

CESSDA are running a series of webinars, in collaboration with the UK Data Service, on finding data in Europe

<Many apologies for cross posting but this may be of interest to some colleagues> CESSDA are running a series of webinars, in collaboration with the UK Data Service, on finding data in Europe. See details below: How to find data in Europe Wed 17 May 2017, 14:00 CEST (13.00 BST) A wealth of data is… Read more »

The ALDinHE conference 2017: storify and the journal link

The ALDinHE storify from the conference – see our twitter sumary here: and images that will stay with me:                         and from the Journal of  Learning Developers in HE – an Easter message: If you were not at the superb Learning Development conference – ALDinHE… Read more »

VLE Implementation Phase One: full list of programmes now available

Following the announcement of BU’s plan to implement its new Brightspace virtual learning environment, a detailed list of all participating programmes can now be found on the Vision4Learning (V4L) Sharepoint site. Almost half of BU’s programmes will lead this exciting transition, which will be in place by the start of the new academic year in… Read more »

iInnovate: sharing innovation with other HEIs

Debbie Holley and David Biggins presented a workshop yesterday at the Association for Learning Development in Higher Education (ALDinHE) conference in Hull. The tables set up for the workshop Under the title of ‘iInnovate: trying something different together’, the 30 attendees were taken through a whistle stop tour of three regular CEL workshops that support the… Read more »