Are you an established research degree supervisor? Would you like your supervisory practice acknowledged at national level? The UK Council for Graduate Education (UKCGE) has developed the Good Supervisory Practice Framework and the Research Supervision Recognition Programme to allow established supervisors to gain recognition for this challenging, but rewarding, role. Acknowledging the… Read more » about UKCGE Route to Recognition for Supervisory Practice: October Deadline for Submission
Monthly Archives: October 2021
Upcoming FLIE Workshops
FLIE will be running some new workshops for academic staff this semester. The first two sessions will focus on Teaching Large Cohorts (Wednesday 27 October) and on Inclusion, Equality and Social Justice (Friday 29 October). Teaching Large Cohorts We are usually so busy that the experience of teaching and learning large cohorts is taken as… Read more » about Upcoming FLIE Workshops
Introduction to Brightspace for new starters
As part of our Brightspace online training we’ve recently added a module for new starters. This module is aimed at new teaching staff to help them get familiar with navigating Brightspace and to understand some of the basics, including: where to go for help and support the different types of units the different content experiences… Read more » about Introduction to Brightspace for new starters
Date availability settings now available for ‘Lessons’ content experiences
When the Lessons Content Experiences were first introduced in 2019 they did not include the ability to release content and modules by date whilst this functionality has always been available within the Standard Content Experience. We’re pleased (relieved) to announce that the Lessons 1 ‘New content experience’ and Lessons 2 ‘New learner experience’ now have… Read more » about Date availability settings now available for ‘Lessons’ content experiences
Call for abstracts | The 13th Annual Postgraduate Research Conference
The 13th Annual Postgraduate Research Conference 2021 will take place on Wednesday 1 December, 09:30 – 16:00 and the call for abstracts is now open. The conference is a great opportunity for postgraduate researchers to showcase and promote their research to the BU community whether they have just started or are approaching the end of… Read more » about Call for abstracts | The 13th Annual Postgraduate Research Conference
Welcome to FLIEflix
What is FLIEflix? Most of us are now quite familiar with accessing boxsets on Netflix and other similar platforms. Taking this concept, we have created boxsets of some of the most popular support being offered by the Centre for Fusion Learning Innovation and Excellence (FLIE). These boxsets each have a theme, and the episodes within… Read more » about Welcome to FLIEflix
The EAT project; equity, agency and transparency in assessment.
The EAT framework, developed by Professor Carol Evans and originally published in 2016, has been re-imagined as part of a European Erasmus +project. EAT is a model designed for staff and students to think about features of effective assessment practice and the interrelated nature of them. There are three core dimensions to the model Assessment… Read more » about The EAT project; equity, agency and transparency in assessment.
HE staff’s attitudes and expectations about their role in induction activities
A new paper exploring HE staff’s attitudes and expectations about their role in induction activities has been published by Dr Camila Devis-Rozental and Susanne Clarke in the Journal of Learning Development in Higher Education and is available via open access. The paper which sought the views of 58 participants, both academic and professional members of… Read more » about HE staff’s attitudes and expectations about their role in induction activities
Introducing the “Doctoral College Outstanding Contribution Awards”!
Recognising the contributions to postgraduate research by our PGR students, academics and professional staff The Doctoral College are excited to announce the launch of our “Doctoral College Outstanding Contribution Awards”! These awards recognise the outstanding contributions to postgraduate research at BU by any PGR, academic or professional staff member. They can be nominated throughout the… Read more » about Introducing the “Doctoral College Outstanding Contribution Awards”!
Bookable appointments with the Bookings app
The Microsoft Bookings app is part of the Office365 suite of applications and allows you to create bookable slots for your students (and colleagues). Booked appointments are added to your Outlook calendar (and the person’s who has booked) along with an optional link to a Teams meeting if you wish to have the appointment online…. Read more » about Bookable appointments with the Bookings app