Monthly Archives: December 2017

BU’s first Senior Fellow of the HEA from the professional services

I am delighted to announce that Anne Davey, Faculty Librarian for the Faculty of Management has just been accredited as BU’s first Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (SFHEA for short!) from the professional services via the TeachBU route.  Anne was commended for her outstanding application, that was interesting, reflective, well-constructed, met all the criteria and was “a joy to read”…. Read more »

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Outstanding final year undergraduate students received co-creation awards from the University

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This year’s student-led co-creation awards were handed out to 15 outstanding students from different faculties of BU. The event took place on the 5th of December 2017 in the presence of the Deputy Vice-Chancellor Professor Tim MacIntyre-Bhatty who handed out the prizes and certificates, the Director of the Centre for Excellence in Learning Professor Debbie… Read more »

Time to re-assess your digital skills for 2017-18

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The first digital skills self assessment (DSSA) was launched in February 2016 and was completed by over 500 respondents.  The DSSA served a dual purpose; staff were able to assess their levels of confidence  against the technology enhanced learning (TEL) tools at use in BU and also against the wider range of digital skills that… Read more »

How to become a CEL blogger

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We strongly encourage BU staff to share their learning and teaching research and experiences by posting on the CEL blog.   This is a good opportunity to publicise your work, raise your profile and to connect with others in your field. For those members of staff wanting to do this, please contact Heidi Singleton.  Heidi will… Read more »

Applying for HEA Fellowship – Writing Retreat

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Professor Rick Stafford (Faculty of Science & Technology) will be hosting a TeachBU Writing Retreat on Wednesday, 6th December, between 13.30 – 16.30 on Talbot Campus. This session provides the perfect opportunity for some dedicated time to focus on your HEA Fellowship application – whether you need to start writing it, it’s a work in… Read more »

Faculty iVLE Sessions for Prep Activity

Faculty iVLE Sessions to discuss PREP activity Date Time Location Faculty 13th February 2018 3pm-5pm Talbot Campus FMC 6th March 2018 12pm-2pm Lansdowne Campus HSS 6th March 2018 2pm-4pm Lansdowne Campus FOM 1st May 2018 2pm-4pm Talbot Campus SciTech *Rooms to be confirmed: please check OD website **Colleagues can drop in to another session if… Read more »

Online teaching resource introducing longitudinal studies and data to non-experts

An interesting set of resources- please do explore and write us a blog-post…. ============= Closer has launched a new online teaching resource introducing longitudinal studies and data to non-experts. The Learning Hub is primarily aimed at undergraduate and postgraduate students, and those who teach them but it should be equally valuable to those working in… Read more »