Innovation Awards

BU accredited again for its Breastfeeding Education

The Centre for Midwifery, Maternal & Perinatal Health in the Faculty of Health & Social Sciences has for the third time running been given the accreditation of being Baby Friendly for its midwifery education.  The team from UNICEF UK Baby Friendly Initiative (BFI) came to BU to assess our Midwifery programmes . We scored very highly between… Read more »

Public and (Student) Involvement in Research: an Exercise Scientist’s Experience

By Dr James Gavin Having been awarded CEL Innovation funding earlier in the year, I have had the pleasure of i) hosting a Patient and Public Involvement (PPI) in Research seminar series and, when this goes to print (or screen), ii) hosted two patient advisory groups. The seminar series attracted keynote speakers from: Bournemouth University,… Read more »

Student centred approach to developing a Psychology Literacy Toolkit

By Dr Sarah Muir We have been continuing with our student-centred approach to develop a novel intervention to improve psychological literacy/employability for Psychology Undergraduate students. Our student RAs have conducted a questionnaire study with students from Levels 4-6 (n=42). Less than half of participants (43%) reported being able to define psychological literacy. Participants recognised the… Read more »

Project: The co-creation of unit assessments based on the principles of ‘backward design’

by Richard Wallis & Ashley Woodfall (joint-PIs) In this exploratory workshop, students and staff from three faculties are coming together to explore innovative approaches to assessment based upon the principles of ‘backward design’ and co-creation. The unexpected mid-semester departure from the University of one of our original Faculty partners proved to be only a temporary… Read more »

Educational game development: ‘Duty calls’

By Peter Phillips CEL Innovation Awards, Project Update We were awarded money through the CEL innovation award to develop a prototype board game for student paramedics called Duty Calls. This game is a fun way for student paramedics to learn about the issues of professionalism and their responsibilities as aspiring healthcare professionals. Duty Calls has… Read more »

Using a student-centred approach to develop innovative employability tools for psychology undergraduates

By Sarah Muir CEL Innovation Awards, Project Update During a psychology degree, students gain psychological knowledge that can be used in everyday situations e.g. in relationships, the workplace or in the community. Psychology courses also equip students with skills (e.g. through assignments) that are beneficial in the workplace. Some of these include: problem-solving, team work,… Read more »

Patient and Public Involvement Project

By James Gavin CEL Innovation Awards, Project Update Since being granted funding for my Patient and Public Involvement (PPI) project, I have focused on organizing Phase I: The PPI Seminar Series. Initial meetings with my co-investigators, Dr Mel Hughes and Tom Wainwright, involved proposing a seminar schedule, to include four separate workshops aimed at students…. Read more »

The co-creation of unit assessments based on the principles of ‘backward design’

By Richard Wallis & Ashley Woodfall (joint-PIs) CEL Innovation Awards, Project Update This CEL Innovation Award was originally predicated on the idea that our project would span two faculties working together. The most significant and exciting development to have occurred since work has begun, is its extension to three faculties. The Faculty of Media and… Read more »