Monthly Archives: September 2017

TEF and subject level TEF Policy

Professor Debbie Holley, Head of CEL and Jane Forster, Policy Advisor to the Vice-Chancellor will be hosting HE Policy Briefings throughout the 2017-18 academic year, with dates already confirmed for November and December 2017. Monthly sessions will update staff interested in the rapidly changing UK HE landscape with the latest policy developments and share details… Read more »

CEL was represented at BERA 2017

In this year’s annual conference of the British Educational Research Association (BERA), the Centre for Excellence in Learning (CEL) at Bournemouth University had a significant presence. Dr. Sue Eccles presented a paper on the subject “Young People in Care: Aspirations and Experiences of Progressing to Further or Higher Education”. The number of care leavers progressing… Read more »

Pomodoro Technique® – and why didn’t I know about this?

As a life-long “multi-tasker” how horrified am I by the more recent research that keeps telling us that multi-tasking doesn’t work and how I will be more effective by focusing on one thing at a time. We achieve more, reach our goals and feel better by taking regular breaks.  Discussing this with a wonderful (… Read more »

New HEPI/ Brightside publication on WP and Fair Access

Thanks to Dr. Sarah Hayes, Academic Director for TEL & Programme Director for PGDip and M.Ed ,Senior Lecturer, PFHEA, Aston University for sharing Dear colleagues You may find this new HEPI/Brightside publication of interest:  Where next for widening participation and fair access? New insights from leading thinkers – press release You can access the full text… Read more »

Engage with ALT online….ALT Annual Conference 2017:Beyond islands of innovation – how Learning Technology became the new norm(al)

Virtual Conference participation  ALT Annual Conference 2017:Beyond islands of innovation – how Learning Technology became the new norm(al) The 2017 Annual Conference is running next week, 5 – 7 September, with over 450 participants and more than 200 sessions over three days. Conference website: https://altc.alt.ac.uk/2017/ Conference news: https://altc.alt.ac.uk/2017/news/ Interactive programme: http://go.alt.ac.uk/altc_prog Online participation: keynotes and… Read more »

‘Going for Gold’ TEF and subject level TEF with Debbie, Jane & Jacky (Monday 11 September 12-2.00 Talbot Campus)

Going for Gold’ with Debbie, Jane and Jacky Monday 11 September 12-2.00 Talbot Campus BU were delighted to achieve a Silver Award with our recent TEF submission. However, the data to move us up to ‘Gold’ in 2020 starts to be collated now and at the same time the process is starting for ‘subject level’… Read more »

HE policy update for the w/e 1st September 2017

We continue our series of summer updates focussing on themes rather than news with a look at learning gain.  We have updates on the Industrial Strategy Bell review of Life Sciences, and an update on the TEF from UUK. Learning Gain Learning gain has become a potential hot topic for universities over the last year… Read more »