Curriculum design

HE policy update for the w/e 24th February 2017

Jo Johnson spoke at a UUK conference today and made a number of important announcements: New government amendments to the Higher Education and Research Bill. The detailed amendments have not yet been published but a Department for Education factsheet has been provided. The government amendments have been welcomed so far. See the Latest set of… Read more »

New publication on student grading in midwifery

This week saw the pre-publication of ‘Core principles to reduce current variations that exist in grading of midwifery practice in the United Kingdom’ in Nurse Education in Practice [1].  This educational paper is co-authored by five senior midwifery lecturers across the South of England, including BU’s Dr. Susan Way in the Centre for Midwifery, Maternal… Read more »

HE policy updated 27th January 2017

Industrial Strategy Green Paper The Government launched the Industrial Strategy Green Paper and consultation this week. The paper focuses on improving Britain’s innovation and productivity in key areas alongside upskilling the workforce to become world leading. The government suggest a number of areas of industry specialism that should be supported: clean energy robotics healthcare space… Read more »

Developing your digital curricula – 11th October in PG30a

The first of the new series of iInnovate workshops is coming up soon: Date Topic Location Facilitators Tuesday 11 October 10.00-12.00 Developing the digital curricula – Come to our workshop and get support to learn more about designing technology into your curricula PG30a David Biggins, Debbie Holley, Geli Roushan Click here to book your place.

Developing cross-Faculty programmes has never been easier at BU!

Cross-Faculty programmes have often been challenging to implement at BU which has meant many great ideas for new courses have not come to fruition. To address this issue, a group of stakeholders from the Faculties and Professional Services have worked together to fix the problematic areas which has now provided the flexibility for cross-Faculty collaboration… Read more »

Co-creation report: Can a tibial mounted accelerometer be used to detect the impact differences across different footwear during running?

The project was set up with Dr Jonathan Williams, the Physiotherapy BSc (Hons) Programme lead and Oliver Kohout from Loughborough University. It was designed to establish whether or not a Tibia-mounted accelerometer could detect the impact differences between footwear of varying design and bare foot running to reduce knee joint loading and prevent onset or… Read more »

Modular Masters Development – Building Flexible Delivery into the Curriculum

Background Masters level programmes are often delivered to diverse students populations; learners may be mature, in employment, seeking personal and professional development for promotion, from the local, regional or international areas. Flexibility is an issue that helps in recruitment as students will value being able to fit formal study into their complex lives. This paper… Read more »