Posts By: Sue Eccles

Family Law Symposium at BU – 6th March

You are invited to a special BU event where local lawyers, mediators, students and other professionals will be showcasing, through role-plays, the different options available to resolve family disputes. Please see below for further details and to book your place. If you have any questions or would like any further information, please contact: Martine Hardwick… Read more »

Achieving Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy via TeachBU

At BU we are keen to strengthen the quality of teaching through the provision of continuing development opportunities for staff. Achievement of professional recognition by the Higher Education Academy (HEA) demonstrates continuing professional development and professionalism in teaching and the support of student learning. Under BU2025, our students will have a personalised, inter-disciplinary and consistently… Read more »

Well-Being in the Workplace

BU EdD student and PDA, Vianna Renaud, has just been appointed to the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) Workplace Executive Committee ( This aligns with her doctoral research which aims to explore and develop ways of improving student confidence and overall well-being through a peer-to-peer employability coaching and mentoring programme. Vianna comments: “Whilst… Read more »

Which category of HEA Fellowship is right for you?

An online Fellowship Category tool has been designed by AdvanceHE to assist you in selecting the category of Fellowship that is the closest match to your current practice. The tool consists of a set of statements that are aligned to the UK Professional Standards Framework (UK PSF) and its different Descriptors and Dimensions. This self-analysis tool will… Read more »

Supporting students as they transition from school to university – a report from a CEL Learning and Teaching Fellow

Camila Devis-Rozental was awarded a CEL Learning and Teaching Fellowship in 2017-18 and used it to develop her student-focused project: Mind the gap – supporting students to successful transition from school to university: Current practice and future possibilities. She reports below on the first stage of this project: Last year, I was fortunate enough to… Read more »

1st Publication for BU EdD student!

Catharine Russell has had her first academic paper published in Journalism Education. Based on her doctoral research, the paper was co-authored by a member of the EdD teaching team, Dr Sue Eccles. Catharine commented: ‘This is an exciting ‘first’ for me and so motivating to see my work in print! I am looking forward to… Read more »

TeachBU Fellows celebrated at 2017 VC Awards

49 members of BU staff who achieved HEA Fellowship or Senior Fellowship via the TeachBU scheme were recognised at this year’s Vice Chancellor’s Awards Ceremony. 2017 also saw the total number of TeachBU/HEA Fellows rise to over 100. TeachBU mentors are able to advise and support applicants in developing their case studies and full details… Read more »

*New* TeachBU Faculty Leads

Dr Martyn Polkinghorne (FM) and Dr Hywel Dix (FMC) have recently joined the TeachBU team as Faculty Leads. They will have responsibility for working across BU as Assessment Panel Chairs and working at Faculty level to support staff in applying for HEA Fellowship, in conjunction with the team of TeachBU Mentors, via workshops, writing retreats… Read more »

BU Children’s University Graduation Ceremony!

This summer, Dr Sue Eccles was lucky enough to present certificates to 22 pupils from across four Dorset schools (Pokesdown, Bearwood, St Lukes and Heathland Primary schools) for their achievements  in participating in a range of the out-of-hours activity sessions offered by BU. These included forensic science sessions, drama, puppeteering, bath-bomb making and a range of… Read more »