Posts By: Charlotte Martin

How to reinvigorate your routine

‘Very few of us look at our schedules and say, “Wow – that looks like a recipe for joy. Please bring it on”. But it doesn’t take much effort to more proactively include activities that will make the day more delightful. Here is a different way of seeing your daily routine, one that draws on… Read more »

CEL Festival of Learning event “Innovative technology in learning”

Date: Saturday 8 July 2017 Time: 11:00 – 16:00 Location: F201, Talbot Campus We are inviting the public to have a taste of the future by trying out our innovation tools and technologies for learning. It will be a drop in session suitable for older children and adults of all ages. We are asking the… Read more »

Thursday 20th July – Media Inequality Event

Dear Colleagues, I’m delighted to advise you that you can now register on Eventbrite to attend ‘RACE, GENDER, CULTURE & ‘MIS’REPRESENTATION IN THE COMMUNICATION INDUSTRIES’ which is taking place on the 2nd floor of the Executive Business Centre at 1.00pm on 20th July. There are a limited number of staff tickets – to ensure a… Read more »

Leading HEA Fellowship Consultant to visit BU

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A leading consultant from the Higher Education Academy (HEA) is visiting BU on Tuesday 20th June to meet with colleagues who are interested in applying for Fellowship of the HEA, specifically the levels of Senior Fellow and Principal Fellow. The session will share information and the support available to assist you in developing an application… Read more »

A help or a hindrance to learning?

Fidget spinners: the new craze in school playgrounds By Nichola Rutherford BBC Scotland 2 May 2017 Forget bottle-flipping and ditch your loom bands, there’s a new craze sweeping school playgrounds. Fidget spinners were originally developed as a way for children with ADHD or autism to relieve stress. But in the last few weeks, these palm-sized… Read more »

Learning to recognise faces? Fun research opportunity for children aged 4 – 11

Free game and £10 Amazon Voucher Investigating Face Recognition in Children The ability to recognise faces is a really important skill in everyday life. However, some children find it hard to recognize faces. We’re trying to find out why this is and whether face recognition can be improved with training. We’d like your help by… Read more »

Service Excellence 2017

Kindness We believe kindness is central to service excellence – behaviours that include generosity, friendliness and consideration. During today’s conference we will present a growing body of evidence which supports our case for kindness and take a look at how these traits link to our BU values. Excellence, Achievement, Authenticity, Creativity, Responsibility Generosity – sharing… Read more »

Widening Participation Research. Systematic Reviews: making sense of research

Systematic Reviews: making sense of research This Research Approach paper, developed by the Fair Access Research project (FAR) team at BU and Liverpool University in conjunction with the Office for Fair Access (OFFA), outlines how to undertake a systematic review of widening participation research. Undertaking a systematic review enables researchers to explore a wide range… Read more »

Understanding the importance of social networks for student wellbeing at BU

This seminar highlights the results of George Ellis’ recent research project in which he investigated the importance of social networks on anxiety and depression levels within the BU MSc student cohorts of 2014-2016. We are keen to share this information so that people may be able to use it for planning MSc student inductions and… Read more »