Posts By: Emma Crowley

Study Skills Workshops now being delivered online

Library and Learning Support have moved their excellent Study Skills workshop programme online. In addition to the existing online toolkit materials and recordings that students can access asynchronously, face-to-face workshops have been adapted to cater for the specific needs of BU students right now, operating remotely and in light of new forms of assessment. Students… Read more »

Advanced Literature Search Techniques

Enhancing your literature searching techniques can transform the way you conduct your research processes and provide an excellent foundation for authoring different kinds of papers including literature reviews. Library and Learning Support is hosting a session that will explore systematic searching, creating citation alerts and identifying databases for your subject. The session will take place… Read more »

Measuring the Impact of your Research with Bibliometrics

It was recently announced that Clarivate Analytics (who maintain Web of Science) will provide metrics for REF2021. There are several kinds of metrics that measure how often your articles or other outputs have been cited.  Metrics can help researchers from any discipline plan their future approach to research or track the work of others, whether they… Read more »

8th Annual UK and Ireland PASS/PAL Conference, Cork

Following the amazing 7th Annual UK and Ireland PASS/PAL Leader Conference held at BU in 2016 this year’s annual conference in November took the PAL Team, including four BU students (Jessica Jones, Franceska De Ruyter, Joshua Carr and Katrin Mahfuz), to the Cork Institute of Technology.  Delegates from 24 universities and institutes of higher education from the… Read more »

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 »


Choose a name for BU’s new Research Data Repository

We are now in the final stages of developing a repository solution for Bournemouth University research data.  Like its partner BURO (Bournemouth University Research Online), BU’s open access research output repository that shares your BRIAN deposits with the world, the new research data repository will provide a secure yet open access place to archive and showcase… Read more »

Library and Learning Support Induction – VIDEO GUIDE

Library and Learning Support have developed Induction video guide  that links to content in Library, Study Skills and Language Learning areas in both myBU and Brightspace.  This has been used to augment face-to-face inductions and as a great aide memoir for students, which can be neatly embedded within reading lists and unit materials.  This forms part… Read more »

LLS Study Skills Workshop Programme

Library and Learning Support have developed a new Study Skills guide to enhance access to the extensive Study Skills Workshop Programme that we deliver to support students. Linking to existing study skills guidance in  myBU and Brightspace the guide makes choosing and booking a workshop even easier.  It will be particularly useful for Programme Leaders… Read more »

PASS/PAL Leader Conference – using Mahara to share innovatively

Following the incredibly successful 7th Annual UK and Ireland PASS/PAL Leader Conference held at Bournemouth University on 4-6th November was the challenge of how to innovatively share details of the event with delegates, colleagues, academic partners and PAL leaders. Using the Mahara portfolio tool a dynamic page view was created, that could be sent to delegates,… Read more »

PASS/PAL Leader Conference Update

Bournemouth University hosted the 7th Annual UK and Ireland PASS/PAL Leader Conference last weekend (4-6th November), with over 130 delegates attending from 34 institutions. The event, officially opened by Tim McIntyre-Bhatty and held predominantly in our beautiful Fusion Building, included dedicated programmes for both student PAL Leaders and staff who manage PAL in their institution… Read more »