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HE policy update w/e 21st July 2017

REF 2021 and outcome of Stern Review – staff selection A blog from David Sweeney on Wonkhe sets out the approach to staff selection post Stern. At BU we wanted all staff to be returned to avoid pressure on the sector to shift staff to teaching only contracts. The new definition will be “all staff with… Read more »

HE Policy Update w/e 7th July 2017

Office for Students Nicola Dandridge (currently Chief Executive of Universities UK) has been appointed as the Chief Executive of the Office for Students (OfS). Justine Greening, Secretary of State for Education, said: “Nicola Dandridge’s knowledge and experience will be key for this important role…The OfS will replace an outdated regulatory system with a framework that… Read more »

Update of BU’s Learning and Teaching Fellowships for 2017/18

Jacqui Taylor, Jonny Branney, Ann Luce and Laura Bunt-MacRury were awarded BU Learning and Teaching Fellowships for 2017/18. They have been engaging in activities and initiatives which support and develop student learning in a range of contexts.  The aims of the BU Learning and Teaching Fellowship Awards are to recognise and celebrate excellent achievement and/or… Read more »

Small grants available from UoA25 for an action research intervention TEF/REF

Dear all, We are happy to announce this first TREFF call for proposals, TREFF (German word) – meeting point / coming together (thanks to Stephen Jukes!)  Please note this call is not open to staff in FMC, since a specific call to that faculty has already been distributed. One TREFF project will be funded in FMC… Read more »

HE policy update w/e 10th February 2017

The Chair for the Office for Students (OfS) has been confirmed as Sir Michael Barber, Wonkhe profile his career here. Recruitment for the OfS Chief Executive is underway. Higher Education and Research Bill– amendments are being submitted for the House of Lords report stage. One focusses on students and academic staff at HE providers stating… Read more »

UoA25 call for internal projects (3 x £3000)

The Centre for Excellence in Learning and the Centre for Excellence in Media Practice invite new applications for funding (up to £3000) to develop research outputs and impact and to enhance the research environment in relation to the Research Excellence Framework Unit of Assessment: Education. Up to three proposals will be funded in this round…. Read more »

Small grants available for L&T (up to £500)

Dear colleagues, We are pleased to offer the opportunity for institutional members of ALDinHE to contribute to research and resource development in learning development Deadline for applications: midday  14 November 2016. Individuals and groups are invited to bid for grants of up to £500 (we encourage collaborative proposals). We welcome proposals looking at a variety LD-related topics, but we… Read more »