Monthly Archives: November 2021

Online guidance for marking and feedback

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It’s that time of year when lots of people are involved in marking student assignment submissions. A reminder that there is lots of online guidance available to help you through the process, especially if this is something you haven’t done for a while. From the Brightspace Staff Resources area you can search on Guidance by… Read more »

PGR Virtual Poster Exhibition | Liz Bailey

The 13th Annual Postgraduate Research Conference, hosted by the Doctoral College. Liz Bailey (PhD, FMC) with this poster entitled: Is history repeating itself? Click the poster below to enlarge. Parallels can be drawn between the power of the publisher over the author in the 1700s and the power of the internet over the author today…. Read more »

PGR Virtual Poster Exhibition | Elie Charabieh

The 13th Annual Postgraduate Research Conference, hosted by the Doctoral College. Elie Charabieh (PhD, FST) with this poster entitled: Recidivism risk factors in Lebanese prisoners. Click the poster below to enlarge. Given the high cost of reoffending (e.g., direct cost of imprisonment, cost of crime victimisation, exacerbating overcrowding in prisons) this novel research aims to… Read more »

PGR Virtual Poster Exhibition | Faisal Alsubaie

The 13th Annual Postgraduate Research Conference, hosted by the Doctoral College. Faisal Alsubaie (PhD, BUBS) with this poster entitled: The effect of cultural tightness-looseness on tourism destination choice for Western Europeans: Evidence from Saudi Arabia. Click the poster below to enlarge. This study addresses the question “How do the changes in cultural tightness–looseness (CTL) influence… Read more »

PGR Virtual Poster Exhibition | Ceyda Kiyak

The 13th Annual Postgraduate Research Conference, hosted by the Doctoral College. Ceyda Kiyak (MRes, FST) with this poster entitled: Minimising online gambling related harm through persuasive technologies. Click the poster below to enlarge. How effective are the various types of interactions in breaking through disassociation of at-risk and social gamblers?  After identifying whether the participant… Read more »

PGR Virtual Poster Exhibition | Abier Hamidi

The 13th Annual Postgraduate Research Conference, hosted by the Doctoral College. Abier Hamidi (PhD, FHSS) with this poster entitled: HIV epidemic in Libya: Identifying gaps. Click the poster below to enlarge. HIV (human immunodeficiency virus) became a public issue in Libya after the infection of 400 children in El-Fatih Hospital in 1988. Due to the… Read more »

PGR Virtual Poster Exhibition | Daniel Dimanov

The 13th Annual Postgraduate Research Conference, hosted by the Doctoral College. Daniel Dimanov (PhD, FST) with this poster entitled: MONCAE: Multi-Objective Neuroevolution of Convolutional Autoencoders. Click the poster below to enlarge. With this poster, we present a novel neuroevolutionary method to identify the architecture and hyperparameters of convolutional autoencoders, which has been published in an… Read more »

Brass bands and ballrooms: what can we learn about assessment and feedback from Strictly Come Dancing?

A very long time ago, in the early 1970s, I competed at national level, even dancing in the finals at the iconic Blackpool Tower ballroom, and can share some insights from my ‘lived experience’ of dance competitions. There happened to be a ballroom dancing school in the village I grew up in, famous for its… Read more »

Employability: How can we help our students bridge the skills gap?

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An article by Jonathan Goode (Head of Alumni Relations at BU) and Steen Stones (Business and Partnership Manager for SportBU) How can we develop career-ready students with the technical and soft skills that employers are looking for? That was one of the questions we set out to answer as colleagues gathered for the first BU… Read more »

Brightspace issue with large file submissions

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We are currently investigating an issue with large file submissions which is preventing students from submitting large files to Brightspace (files over 1.3 GB). A fix has been identified and D2L are actively working on resolving the issue. We’re hopeful this will be resolved shortly and will update you on any developments. How does this… Read more »