Monthly Archives: September 2017

BU HE policy update w/e 29th September 2017

UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) Non-Executive Board On Thursday Jo Johnson announced the non-executive members of the UKRI Board. Sir John Kingman (Chair of UKRI) is the Legal and General Group Chairman and Former Second Permanent Secretary to HM Treasury Fiona Driscoll (UKRI Audit Committee Chair) is Chair of the Audit Committee of Nuffield Health… Read more »

JISC Digital Student Tracker Survey raises questions

Students want staff to be better with digital and not make assumptions about their skills, according to the 2017 JISC Digital Student Tracker survey. While students surveyed reported that they do not place great importance on technology to help with their understanding or independence in their learning, the report did highlight that the findings could… Read more »

Opportunities to engage with Open Education

Greetings Open Education Colleagues: In early 2017, the Creative Commons Global Network (CCGN) completed a consultation process of renewing and reorganizing itself to support a strong and growing global movement. The year-long process resulted in the CCGN Global Network Strategy. Part of the new strategy is to establish defined areas of focus, or “platforms,” which… Read more »

Technology Enhanced Learning Classes start Oct. 25th!

Do you want to develop your confidence in technology enhanced learning? Been wanting to add a little bit of something extra to your classes? Just need some space to learn a new skill or have time to reflect and think? If so, we have just the solution for YOU! Next month sees the start of the PG… Read more »

Welcome to PGCert 2017-18 students

We welcomed our 2017-18 cohort of PGCert students this month. The PGCert enables those teaching and supporting learning in a post-compulsory education environment to develop their knowledge and skills as educators. CEL are thrilled to have, for the first time, two concurrent groups which is testimony to the commitment of a 100% of our academic… Read more »

MA Education Practice Pedagogic courses

Welcome to Autumn and new courses for you! CEL are delighted to announce our new MA Education Practice with a variety of entry and exit points. We are offering four short courses/accredited units for BU staff across the academic year. Colleagues can develop their skills and understanding in areas important to the success of BU2018…. Read more »

AHRC nomination for Sue Sudbury

Dr. Sue Sudbury, senior lecturer in the Faculty of Media and Communication, along with two students have been shortlisted in the Innovation Category of the AHRC’s 2017 Research Film Awards. Sudbury and her student-collaborators,  Xue Han (MA 3D Animation) and Charlie Mott (BA Multi-Media Journalism) co-created Hunger by the Sea, a short animation about food… Read more »

BU Children’s University Graduation Ceremony!

This summer, Dr Sue Eccles was lucky enough to present certificates to 22 pupils from across four Dorset schools (Pokesdown, Bearwood, St Lukes and Heathland Primary schools) for their achievements  in participating in a range of the out-of-hours activity sessions offered by BU. These included forensic science sessions, drama, puppeteering, bath-bomb making and a range of… Read more »

Any oral historians out there? UK data service £5,000 funding call

Colleagues Please see below if of interest… ==== National Life Stories, the oral history charitable trust based at the British Library, has announced applications are now open for the National Life Stories Goodison Fellowship 2018-19. The aim of the Fellowship is to increase public knowledge and awareness of oral history, particularly of the National Life… Read more »