Education

Academic Skills Hub is now live

The Academic Skills Hub on BrightSpace is now live, providing a focal point for online resources, 1:1 appointments and workshops in a wide range of academic skills, including: Maths Writing Academic integrity Digital skills English language skills (for international students) Finding sources Referencing Statistical analysis and so much more! Please share this PowerPoint slide with all students…. Read more » about Academic Skills Hub is now live

Improving student engagement and interaction on Brightspace – Meet H5P

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Improving student engagement and interaction on Brightspace – Meet H5P If you are looking to enhance the content of your Brightspace units, you might want to look at H5P (HTML5 Package). So, what is H5P? H5P is an open-source technology  that can be embedded into Brightspace Units and is designed to work across different platforms, including… Read more » about Improving student engagement and interaction on Brightspace – Meet H5P

New units and Brightspace guidance

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The new curricular units for 2023/24 will be available on Brightspace to staff from Thursday 6th July.  Moving to a new content layout with ‘Lessons’ For the coming academic year we are moving to the Lessons (v1) content layout for all new units so this means that all 23/24 curricular units will have this content… Read more » about New units and Brightspace guidance

Changes to Brightspace Homepage

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We’re making a few changes to simplify the navigation bar links on the Brightspace homepage for students to make it easier for them to find what they need and improve usability for mobile devices. These changes will be applied 29/06/23. The additional links for Staff Development and Analytics which are available for staff only will… Read more » about Changes to Brightspace Homepage

New curricular units on Brightspace for 2023/24

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The new curricular units for 2023/24 will be available on Brightspace to staff from Thursday 6th July. This will be accompanied by guidance and support on unit preparation for the next academic year. New unit content layout with ‘Lessons’ For the coming academic year we are moving to the Lessons (v1) content layout for all… Read more » about New curricular units on Brightspace for 2023/24

Applying for a PhD – Online Webinar

Applying for a PhD – Online Webinar Are you thinking of starting a PhD? Wish to encourage some current BU students to continue their academic journey with us? If so, why not come along to this online webinar! Understand the benefits of doing a PhD at BU and the process of applying including our application… Read more » about Applying for a PhD – Online Webinar

April Update for (PGR) Researcher Development, Culture and Community

Check out the April e-newsletter. All ‘monthly update for researcher development, culture and community’ e-newsletters are available in a dedicated content area on the Doctoral College Researcher Development Programme Brightspace unit. If you have any questions about the e-newsletter or would like to feature content, please contact Natalie [Doctoral College Programme Manager].

Artificial Intelligence apps and teaching and learning

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Artificial Intelligence (AI) and its impact on HE has been dominating conversations since the launch of ChatGPT developed by OpenAI in November 2022. There are concerns over the generation of misinformation and bias, the threats it poses to academic integrity, as well as ideas for opportunities to engage with the tool. One thing everyone seems… Read more » about Artificial Intelligence apps and teaching and learning

Review of the Peer Assisted Learning (PAL) scheme at BU

As a key Access Excellence and Innovation Committee (AEIC) action, BU has committed to reviewing BU’s Peer Assisted Learning (PAL) scheme. The PAL scheme fosters cross-year support between students on the same course. PAL encourages students to support each other and to learn collaboratively under the guidance of trained students, called PAL Leaders, from the year… Read more » about Review of the Peer Assisted Learning (PAL) scheme at BU

New Publication: Doctoral Supervision Review Paper

A new review of Doctoral Supervision has been published in Encyclopedia 2023 by lead author Dr Martyn Polkinghorne (Associate Professor, BUBS/FLIE), in collaboration with co-authors Dr Julia Taylor, Dr Fiona Knight and Natalie Stewart from the Doctoral College. Encyclopedia is an international, peer-reviewed, open access journal and the paper entitled Doctoral Supervision: A Best Practice Review [1]… Read more » about New Publication: Doctoral Supervision Review Paper