Monthly Archives: July 2017

Report on a student led co-creation project: An exploration into whether the content is king in driving user engagement in the context of television brands

Ellie Harrison reports on her co-creation project ‘Be on topic, be on brand, be on time: Exploring whether the content is king in driving user engagement in the context of television brands’ with  Elvira Bolat as her academic partner: When you think of a dissertation, the first thing that comes to mind is “how am I… Read more »

Report on a student led co-creation project: ‘Libertad’ – a Native Quechua Oral Story from Ecuador

Zoe Furness reports on her co-creation project ‘Libertad’ with Natasha Jones and Susan Sloan as student and academic partners respectively: The Research Last summer I attended the Communication Summer Academy at Universidad de Las Americas in Ecuador with a group of students from Bournemouth University. An opportunity where students can meet with internationally renowned lecturers, study… Read more »

Report on a student led co-creation project: BU Law Review

Megan Mayers reports on her co-creation project ‘BU Student Law Review’ with Professor Dinusha Mendis as academic partner: This report will provide a brief outline of the progress made in the above project. It will highlight an overview of the aims and how we looked to achieve these. It will also unveil the hurdles faced along… Read more »

HE Policy Update w/e 7th July 2017

Office for Students Nicola Dandridge (currently Chief Executive of Universities UK) has been appointed as the Chief Executive of the Office for Students (OfS). Justine Greening, Secretary of State for Education, said: “Nicola Dandridge’s knowledge and experience will be key for this important role…The OfS will replace an outdated regulatory system with a framework that… Read more »

Brightspace login screen update

We have been using a separate password to access Brightspace for the last 2 months.  Yesterday, IT linked Brightspace with our authentication system with the result that you now access Brightspace using your username and password. When you go to the Brightspace home page, you will see a new screen where you enter your credentials. … Read more »

Building Brightspace: an update from behind-the-scenes

Photo (L-R): Neil Bottomley (Principal .NET Developer, IT Services) and Tom Ormerod (IT Project Manager, Vision4Learning) Preparation for the September 2017 launch of BU’s new virtual learning environment, Brightspace, continues to steam ahead from both a technical and training perspective. Over 350 academic and administrative staff have now received Brightspace training, with further sessions for… Read more »

Preparing myBU for AY 17/18 – countdown to the start of term

This post contains important information and dates for staff who will be continuing to use myBU in the next academic year. Please note that, as last year, unit content will not be automatically rolled over from 16/17.  If required, elements of your unit(s) can be copied over in a few simple steps.  Information on how… Read more »

Solent Learning and Teaching Community Conference 2017

In pursuit of excellence: inspiring achievement through transformative pedagogy. Professor Debbie Holley, David Hunt and Stephen Pyne attended and delivered sessions at the Solent Learning and Teaching Community Conference at Southampton Solent University on Friday 23rd June 2017. The aim of the conference was to promote excellence in learning and teaching by providing a forum… Read more »

Understanding Suicide: What role does social media play? – Report from a student led co-creation project

Louis Moore reports on his co-creation project ‘Understanding Suicide: What role does social media play?’ with Dr Ann Luce as academic partner: At the beginning of this project, I wondered how I might go about researching into suicide. As my project was looking into whether social media has a role to play in suicide, I thought… Read more »