Monthly Archives: November 2017

PGCert Graduation yesterday

We had a wonderful time celebrating with our 2016-17 PGCert students yesterday! They passed a rigorous and exciting PGCert programme (if I do say so myself!). David Tilley (far left) got a surprise as he was awarded an outstanding achievement award for the highest mark on the programme last year! We were delighted to get… Read more »

A renewed focus on academic integrity to combat contract cheating

The QAA has recently published a report on contract cheating in higher education, which encourages, among other things, a focus on academic integrity to help address contract cheating. The 37-page report was researched and written in response to higher education sector concerns about the use of ‘essay mills’ by students to engage in contract cheating… Read more »

Meet your new Assessment and Feedback Theme Leader: Dr Shelley Thompson

Hi everyone, I’d like to introduce myself as the CEL theme leader for enhancing assessment and feedback. My name is Shelley Thompson, and I’m a senior lecturer and Head of Education and Professional Practice for Politics programmes in the Faculty of Media and Communication’s Corporate and Marketing Communications Department. I’m so excited to be working… Read more »

First PGCert mentors event

Thank you for those that responded to the call for new PGCert mentors for our 2017-18 cohort. Mentoring is fundamental for developing the skills and confidence of our PGCert in Education Practice participants and we love to welcome those as mentors who are recognised as a good teacher; interested in new teaching and learning developments;… Read more »

Brightspace Drop-In Sessions

  Ask our experts any Brightspace questions you may have at one of the many Drop-In sessions we will be running in November and December. All staff are welcome Drop in when you want No appointment required Stay for as long or little as you need Talbot (DL115) Tue 7 Nov 3-5 Tue 14 Nov… Read more »

Our friends in the north – Successful visit from Western Norway University of Applied Sciences

We had a stimulating visit from colleagues at Western Norway University of Applied Sciences on the 26 – 27th October 2017. Five academics were in attendance representing the Faculties of Health Studies, Health Education and Social Sciences from three of the five colleges that together comprise the university. The visit started with a presentation from our guests… Read more »

Research by BU undergraduate students has been recognised at the major conferences and at global research competition

Two major conferences held in Los Angeles in the middle of summer were attended by a small group from the National Centre for Computer Animation (NCCA) of the Faculty of Media and Communication. The group included Dr Valery Adzhiev and two students Quentin Corker-Marin (the course Computer Visualisation and Animation – CVA, Level 6) and… Read more »

CEL/Service Excellence presentation in Australia on lean in HE

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Susanne Clarke is presenting work by Service Excellence and CEL at the Lean in HE conference at Macquarie University in Sydney this week. You can read Susanne’s Storify of the first day here. The presentation was titled “Developing digital competencies in academic staff: One institution’s experiences of applying a lean approach” and was based on… Read more »

Reminder: Drop-in sessions for the student-led co-creation funding

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Dear colleagues, We are currently running drop-in sessions to provide interested final year undergraduate students and academics with relevant information about this year’s student-led co-creation funding. We have the following schedules coming up: Date & Time Venue 01st Nov. 2:30 – 4:30pm PG30a Poole House, Talbot 07th Nov. 11:30 – 1pm BOHO lounge, Bournemouth House 08th… Read more »