Introducing Heidi Singleton, our new PhD student on Immersive Worlds, Augmented reality and Tools for Learning Innovation

The CEL team have awarded one of the  prestigious Vice-Chancellor’s PhD scholarships at Bournemouth University, with the project “Immersive worlds, AR & tools for learning innovation: an empirical investigation in the UK HE context”. Debbie Holley, Jacqueline Priego and Liz Falconer comprise the supervisory team at CEL. This new project seeks to elucidate the connections between immersive worlds, augmented reality and… Read more »

Interested in the work of CEL? Deputy Head of CEL post now advertised

Post details below…Debbie === Closing date mid-night June 25th Interview date Friday July 21st Further details At BU our vision is to create a stimulating, challenging and rewarding University experience, through sharing a unique fusion of education, research and professional practice and inspiring our students and staff to enrich the world. Our highly skilled… Read more »

FAR Think Piece One: All of us put other people first

A series of short, reflective pieces about widening participation projects is being published from within the Fair Access Research (FAR) initiative, which aim to share ideas and experiences on widening participation projects from across the university, to provoke thought and to inspire. Think Piece One is written by Dr Jacqueline Priego, postdoctoral research fellow in CEL, about a co-production… Read more »

My voice, my story: the lived experience of being a non-traditional student at university

The Fair Access Research (FAR) team have been working with students to explore what it means to be a non-traditional student at university through the student voice, using photovoice, a participatory photographic and story technique. The undergraduates involved in the research, who were from widening participation (WP) backgrounds, became research co-creators. They took photographs to represent their experiences… Read more »

Two law school graduates co-produced and co-created a piece of work with a senior academic – “Deliberate concealment”

Tilak Ginige, a Senior Lecturer in Environmental Law at Bournemouth University’s Faculty of Science & Technology reports: It is with great pride that I want to announce that two Law School Graduates -Sophie Childs, Hannah Pateman and I, co-produced and co-created a piece of work. This work has been published in the prestigious International Journal of Law in the… Read more »

‘Students as researchers’ pedagogy at BU

In the higher education context, the ‘students as researchers’pedagogical approach supports “students in their engagement with undergraduate research within and/or beyond the formal curriculum with the aim of furthering their own knowledge and understanding, and in some cases contributing to, the broader knowledge base of their discipline” (Walkington, 2015: 5). At BU, research underpins our… Read more »

Bournemouth University students received prizes for their co-creation projects

Bournemouth University’s Centre for Excellence in Learning (CEL) in collaboration with the Student Union (SUBU) presented an impressive ceremony on the 14th of February 2017 at the Student Centre to award certificates and prizes to some outstanding undergraduate students of the university. This was in recognition of their success in this year’s Student Led Co-creation Funding Scheme… Read more »

Return of the award winning ‘The 12 Apps of Christmas’

Colleagues, please see below to register – enjoy! Debbie   It’s that time of the year again and the award winning ‘The 12 Apps of Christmas’ course is back for a third year. To register this year, please see   This year, the course is a collaborative effort. Educators from Ireland, UK and America… Read more »

Reminder: Call for bids for the student-led co-creation fund

The Centre for Excellence in Learning is currently receiving bids from final year undergraduate students for the student-led co-creation funding award. The co-creation scheme funds collaborative projects delivering co-created outputs between  a student and an academic. Anticipated project output (s) should be clearly stated in the bid and this could be a paper, presentation or product. Projects do not have to… Read more »

ESRC Festival of Social Science: Fair Access Research

Festival of Social Science Date: Monday 7 November Time: 10am-1pm Location: F105, Fusion, Talbot Campus Register Here What does it mean to be a student in the 21st century? As part of ESRC’s Festival of Social Science BU researchers Dr Vanessa Heaslip, Dr Clive Hunt, Dr Maggie Hutchings and Dr Alex Wardrop  will be leading a… Read more »