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Circular Economy Study Group: 27 Jan 16

BU is hosting the first study group which is discussing ‘The Circular Economy’. The group is based around ‘The Circular Economy; A Wealth of Flows’ by Ken Webster, Head of Innovation at the Ellen MacArthur Foundation. The group works through a learning method that addresses the whole of us (imaginative thoughts; feelings/ existing patterns and… Read more »

Fair Access Project Fund

BU’s Fair Access Agreement includes a project fund to support Fair Access (FA) and Widening Participation (WP) projects, research and innovation. Faculties and Professional Services are invited to bid for funding to support specific and targeted projects that will have FA or WP impact. The projects will contribute to and inform the growing evidence base… Read more »

TEL Toolkit drop in sessions – 7th and 11th of January

As part of the Vision4Learning Project we are developing the TEL Toolkit to support and encourage our academics to consider different tools and techniques to support the learning for our students. The project team are now modelling the TEL Toolkit and will be using the next V4L Drop In Sessions to welcome as much feedback… Read more »

Highlights of UCAS and SMCPC annual reports

UCAS and SMCPC have recently published their annual reports. You may find the following highlights of interest: 532,300 applicants got admitted in higher education through UCAS (up by 3.9 per cent). Acceptances from EU increased by 11 per cent while those from outside of EU increased by 1.9 per cent. Pupils in the White ethnic… Read more »

Sector Leading Learning Development in FMC

Marian Mayer recently gave an excellent talk on what has been described by John Hilsdon, the noted expert on Learning Development as “Sector Leading” provision. This presentation took place on the 2nd of December 2015 and was part of an ongoing CEL seminar series. It drew on a variety of reasons to support Media students… Read more »

12 Days of Library and Learning Support Roundup

In the first twelve (working) days of December, CEL hosted a campaign to promote the Library and Learning Support available at BU. This initiative, which we disseminated on Twitter with #12DaysOfLLS, was produced by our colleagues at BU Library, and had the aim of spreading the word about the wealth of services, resources and support… Read more »

A new teaching and learning philosophy for a new building

The new Talbot building, Fusion Building 1 or FB1 for short, is progressing well with new developments visible to passers by every day. The plan is for the building to be released to us around Easter with its use for teaching commencing in September 2016. The screens around the side of the site provide an… Read more »

YOU’RE BRILLIANT AWARDS 2015

Starting in 2010, SUBU have adopted a culture of recognising and rewarding professional and service excellence amongst BU staff via an initiative captioned “YOU’RE BRILLIANT AWARDS”. This year was no exception as students nominated staff who they think are brilliant as academics or in rendering services to the student body, but also have been immensely… Read more »

SURE 2016 – deadline for abstracts submission EXTENDED TO 10 JAN

Yesterday was the ‘original’ deadline for abstract submissions to the SURE conference. So far a significant number of abstracts have been received, which is an improvement compared to the same time last year. In order to further increase participation and give more students the opportunity, deadline has been extended to 10 Jan 2016. SURE is a one-day conference… Read more »

CEL drop in sessions

Dear colleagues, the Centre for Excellence in Learning (CEL) will be running drop in sessions in Talbot and Lansdowne campuses for the first quarter of 2016. These sessions are intended for any academic who want to know more about CEL, discuss ideas, check out opportunities, identify resources, share good educational practices or receive support to inspire… Read more »