Monthly Archives: November 2017

Understanding Society: 6th report and highlights now available

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Understanding Society has published its sixth annual report highlighting new, topical, policy-relevant research which provides vital evidence for policy change. Launching at tonight’s policy event in London, this year’s Insights report covers three key policy areas: low pay and work, adult mental health and work/life balance. The report includes commentary from Kate Bell from the… Read more »

Brightspace and Me: Cutting down on Student E-mails!

Hi Everyone, Ann Luce, TEL Theme Leader here. Please do check out my video on how I’ve cut down on student e-mails this semester! Always happy to hear from YOU, so please do get in touch with your own ideas or if you need any support! Ann 🙂

Workshops: Understanding how students with a disability learn

‘Understanding how students with a disability learn’ A series of short workshops is being offered by colleagues from Additional Learning Support (ALS).  ‘Understanding how students with a disability learn’ is a practical session which will explore some of the challenges encountered by disabled BU students with a view to supporting staff in developing their inclusive… Read more »

Library and Learning Support Induction – VIDEO GUIDE

Library and Learning Support have developed Induction video guide  that links to content in Library, Study Skills and Language Learning areas in both myBU and Brightspace.  This has been used to augment face-to-face inductions and as a great aide memoir for students, which can be neatly embedded within reading lists and unit materials.  This forms part… Read more »

International Journal for Students as Partners: read, contribute, share…

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We are delighted to let you know that the second issue of the International Journal for Students as Partners (IJSaP) is available from The journal, which is hosted by McMaster University Library Press, is co-edited by students and staff/ faculty from Australia, Canada, the UK, and the US. In Issue 2 you will find… Read more »

Introducing iVLE – the PREP activity for 17/18

A Peer Reflection on Education Practice (PREP) activity runs every year at BU. The real strength of PREP and the contribution that is makes to BU is that it encourages and motivates staff at an individual level to reflect on and change/amend/improve their own education practice. The PREP activity for the academic year 17-18, called… Read more »

The Path to Success in the TEF – Going for Gold

A new HEPI report has been published Going for Gold: Lessons from the TEF provider submissions Take a look at the report, and see what the analysis makes of BU’s TEF submission alongside other HEIs. Find out about the features of TEF submissions that may have influenced outcomes, and practical recommendations for improving on the… Read more »

You’re invited to Accessibility with iPad – 15th November at The National Space Centre, Leicester

Accessibility with iPad Wednesday 15th November 2017 | National Space Centre, Leicester Join us for an extensive look at the built in accessibility features of the iPad, useful SEND Apps and how they can be used in the classroom. Why attend? The iPad has many built in accessibility features and we aim to explore these… Read more »

The last drop-in session for this year’s student-led co-creation funding

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We’ve had an amazing attendance at our drop-in sessions for this year’s student-led co-creation funding scheme. If you’ve missed any, we have one more session coming up on Friday Nov. 10th from 9:00-10:30am in PG30a.   The co-creation project is one of the flagships of the University and funds student-led, collaborative projects delivering co-created outputs… Read more »