Launch of the New TeachBU checklist. See the TeachBU Brightspace page.

TeachBU are proud to announce the launch of our TeachBU checklist. This is for everyone to use, including applicants, mentors, assessors, advocates and the TeachBU chair, as a guide around the application form. To access the form please see the ‘How to apply‘ section or the ‘Information for Assessors and Mentors‘ section of our TeachBU… Read more » about Launch of the New TeachBU checklist. See the TeachBU Brightspace page.

TeachBU: Fellowship Successes

We are thrilled to extend our congratulations to our esteemed colleagues for their outstanding achievement in attaining Advance HE Fellowships through the TeachBU programmes. This remarkable milestone underscores their unwavering dedication, and steadfast commitment to excellence in teaching and learning. Becoming an Advance HE Fellow is a significant accomplishment that demands not only an understanding… Read more » about TeachBU: Fellowship Successes

Celebrating Teaching Excellence at TeachBU

Recently, we had the honour of celebrating the accomplishments of several esteemed colleagues in being awarded varying levels of AdvanceHE Fellowship through TeachBU. In the Faculty of Health & Social Sciences (FHSS), we extend our heartfelt congratulations to Catherine Rattley and Catherine Beresford for achieving the Associate Fellowship. In the Faculty of Science & Technology… Read more » about Celebrating Teaching Excellence at TeachBU

PFHEA Success

Very many congratulations to┬áDr Martyn Polkinghorne for achieving the prestigious status of Principal Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (PFHEA). This is a remarkable accomplishment and a testament to his dedication and significant contributions to teaching, learning, and educational leadership at BU and in the Sector. This recognition is truly well-deserved, congratulations Martyn. BU now… Read more » about PFHEA Success

Teach BU – Brightspace

Exciting news! TeachBU now features a fantastic new Brightspace page skilfully crafted by Dr. Martyn Polkinghorne. This centralised hub serves as your go-to resource to discover more about what TeachBU has to offer and to navigate the next steps in your CPD journey. TeachBU is our accredited program by Advance HE, providing BU staff and… Read more » about Teach BU – Brightspace

Teaching Large Cohorts – Workshop summary

Students in lecture theatre

The problem of teaching large cohorts has attracted a lot of attention in HE. Anything above a ratio of 60 students to 1 lecturer changes the pedagogical dynamics. A systematic review of the bigger picture of managing large cohorts from induction to graduation and the redesign coming from this kind of intense commitment is the… Read more » about Teaching Large Cohorts – Workshop summary

PGRs | Library & Learning Support

Message from Tim Calvert (Doctoral College Librarian Contact & Faculty of Health & Social Sciences Librarian) ——————————– I hope you are finding everything you need from the library, and know where to go for any extra support or guidance in your research. We just wanted to draw your attention to some of the help offered… Read more » about PGRs | Library & Learning Support

National Numeracy Day 15th May

HOWEVER MATHS MAKES YOU FEEL… YOU’RE NOT ALONE Welcome to the National Numeracy Challenge. Get started to check your number skills and learn the maths adults need in daily life and at work. GET STARTED 210,373 learners so far 898 resources to help you 1,084+ ways to use numeracy ABOUT THE CHALLENGE INFORMATION FOR EMPLOYERS… Read more » about National Numeracy Day 15th May

Undergraduates lack the numeracy skills required for their courses and work place, according to new exploratory study

Added 11th February 2019 An exploratory project by National Numeracy, commissioned by the Nuffield Foundation, has found that many undergraduate students do not have the numeracy skills required to fully understand their course. Social science students from nine different UK universities assessed their skills using the National Numeracy Challenge, an online resource which any adult… Read more » about Undergraduates lack the numeracy skills required for their courses and work place, according to new exploratory study

Advanced Literature Search Techniques

Enhancing your literature searching techniques can transform the way you conduct your research processes and provide an excellent foundation for authoring different kinds of papers including literature reviews. Library and Learning Support is hosting a session that will explore systematic searching, creating citation alerts and identifying databases for your subject. The session will take place… Read more » about Advanced Literature Search Techniques