Monthly Archives: September 2018

6C Solutions: Workshops to help with documentation

If you are in need of support to complete the documentation to implement 6C, please sign up for one of these workshops with Organisational Development: 6C Solutions: Implementing good practice in assessment and feedback. This two-hour workshop will support as assessment for learning approach to complete the 6C documentation. We have 2-hour slots available… Read more »

6C: Assessment Equivalencies – what you need to know!

A point of clarification regarding 6C Assessment Equivalencies by: Anne Quinney, Theme Leader for Assessment & Feedback & Ann Luce, Theme Leader for Technology-Enhanced Learning As you work on amending your assessments to align with the new Principles of Assessment Design Policy (6c) you may be wondering if BU has an equivalency table. BU does not currently have an equivalency table. There… Read more »

Reflecting on research using creative methods

We invited a lecture hall of postgraduate research (PGR) students to reflect on their hopes for their research studies using a collage methodology. Image-making enables cognitive disruption (in a good way). Collage can be mediated in various ways. In this situation, magazines and cut-out magazine images were spread across the lecture theatre. PGR students were… Read more »

Brightspace start of semester staff support – 3/5

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As we gear up for the new academic year, there are lots of support opportunities for staff learning about our wonderful new Brightspace VLE. All training information and the booking schedule is available here. There are three routes for help and support once you have completed your initial training. Self-help Browse the Brightspace staff resources… Read more »

MSc Completed… at long last!

After numerous personal and professional setbacks, I have finally completed, submitted and passed my MSc in Enterprise Information Systems with Merit. Such a weight off my mind. Many thanks to all those who supported me throughout its duration.

Windows 10 browser compatibility – Brightspace update

As you will no doubt be aware, there has been a programme of updates for BU teaching spaces where new hardware has been installed and PCs have been upgraded to Windows 10.  Find out which browsers are recommended for overall best compatibility with most websites, including Brightspace and other BU TEL systems.

Using the ‘Forest’ app for time management

Dr. Emmy van den Heuvel is a Lecturer in in Psychology. Here she shares how she uses the ‘Forest’ app for time management. Contact her at: for more information! Although I don’t normally use technology for time/project management, this app really helped me to focus more and procrastinate less. The app is called ‘Forest’ ( and… Read more »

Academics invited to join the Service Excellence Conference

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New for this academic year, a mid-year Service Excellence Conference is being held on Wednesday 19 December. The conference, which will be held in the Fusion Building on Talbot Campus is a fantastic opportunity for academics across BU to gain a better understanding of the great service excellence delivered in all areas of BU. Academics who have… Read more »

Short courses – MA Education Practice provision

The new year is full of options! Here are four of them – Come and join us! These 20-credit bearing units are linked to the MA Education Practice Successful completion of three assessments contributes credits to the second year of the Masters if you already have a PGCert (which is year 1 of the MA). You can… Read more »