Posts By: Martyn Polkinghorne

Racing Around Poole Harbour in a Sunseeker – 25 Years On

Sometimes in our professional lives, something triggers us to reflect on past events. Some of my colleagues may already know that from my PhD research, I invented the first commercially available intelligent ship autopilot. Back in the early 1990’s, this was an early application of using artificial intelligence in a commercial product. This October, it… Read more »

TeachBU is Open Again – Apply for HEA Fellowship this Academic Year

As you may already be aware, our TeachBU programme has been accredited by Advance HE for the next 4-year period. I’m therefore delighted to confirm that applications for HEA Fellowship in the Associate Fellow, Fellow, and Senior Fellow categories are now invited from staff. Our web pages have been updated with new forms, guidance and… Read more »

BU Certificate in Programme Leadership

I am delighted to inform you that the BU Certificate in Programme Leadership for 2020-21 launches next month.  This is a 20 credit Level 7 unit for those who are new, existing or aspiring Programme Leaders.  The aim of the unit is to offer experienced academics an opportunity to reflect on their skills as Programme… Read more »

TeachBU Mentor / TeachBU Assessor – Last Chance to Submit Your Expression of Interest…

This is just a quick reminder to those staff who have experience of being a TeachBU Mentor / TeachBU Assessor, and wish to continue in these roles, that the closing date for submitting your Expression of Interest is 12:00 (Noon) on Friday 11th September 2020. These roles will continue to be undertaken on a voluntary basis,… Read more »

Successful Re-Accreditation for TeachBU: Update on HEA Fellowships

BU’s TeachBU programme has been successfully re-accredited for the next 4 years. This means that BU will be able to continue to offer Associate Fellow, Fellow and Senior Fellow awards based upon CPD applications received. There will be some changes in the new programme including modified forms, guidance and process, and more details on these… Read more »

TeachBU Update – Faculty and Professional Service Colleagues Achieving HEA Fellowship

I’m delighted to confirm that the following colleagues in the Faculties and Professional Services have recently achieved HEA Fellowship via the TeachBU CPD route: Associate Fellow: Giulia Levi Lara Christ Fellow: Alexandra Alberda Dayle Childs Gillian Glasgow James Palfreman-Kay Jason Hallett Luke Nwibo Eda Maddy Greville-Harris Miriam Bray Peter Bloomer Reena Vijayakumaran Rosslyn Dray Sarah Buchan… Read more »

Applying for HEA Fellowship

If you are interested in applying for HEA Fellowship via our TeachBU scheme, then please click here to use the four step online tutorial which I have recorded to help you. I recommend that you use all of the four steps which cover the following topics: STEP 1 – Introduction to TeachBU STEP 2 –… Read more »