National Teaching Fellowship (NTF) – Preparation Workshop

Professor Stephen Tee, Dean of HSS and a National Teaching Fellow, will be leading a workshop for colleagues interested in applying for individual or team NTF status, this year or in the future. The session will be held on Wednesday June 1st at 3.00 pm in R704, Royal London house. All welcome.


Obtaining a higher educational teaching qualification is an opportunity for both personal and organisational growth. It enables staff and the organisation to reflect back on their professional practice. Additionally, one of the BU 2018 KPIs is that 100% of academic staff should have either a recognised teaching qualification and/or a Higher Education Academy (HEA) Fellowship status…. Read more »

Festival of Learning: Working Together for Widening Participation

27th June 2016 14:00-16:00 Talbot Campus In the week that sees the publication of the White Paper and the Queen’s speech, issues of widening participation and education equity seem even more topical than ever. BU’s programme of Fair Access Research seeks to create a culture of widening participation through working and learning together. As part of BU’s Festival of… Read more »

Higher education White Paper: key points at a glance

Source: The government’s higher education White Paper, Success as a Knowledge Economy, was published on 16 May. Key proposals in the document include: Teaching Creating an Office for Students, merging the Office for Fair Access with the learning and teaching functions of the Higher Education Funding Council for England Retaining the proposed link between… Read more »

PG Cert Public Health Online Course Development Team, HSS

A while ago a group of us in the Faculty of Health and Social Sciences were tasked with developing an online Postgraduate Certificate in Public Health to complement BU’s well established MSc Public Health course provision. The aim of this development was to offer three units of the course to be studied online part-time. The… Read more »

Students Who Bounce Back Project

Are you a student carer? If you are a student carer – providing unpaid support to someone who could not manage without your help – you are invited to take part in a photo-diary research project entitled ‘Students who bounce back’, led by Dr Jacqueline Priego, from BU’s Centre for Excellence in Learning. The project… Read more »

National Teaching Fellowship – Individual and Team Opportunities

The HEA has recently announced that the National Teaching Fellowship Scheme is open again for nominations; the deadline is July 28, 2016 (see below for details and links). CEL will coordinate a workshop for any interested individuals or teams to help prepare high quality nominations- the expectations are very high but we have two NTFs… Read more »

Teaching Excellence Framework: a public feelings workshop

  On the day that the Higher Education White Paper, Success as a Knowledge Economy, is released we thought we would share with you our thoughts from the Teaching Excellence Framework workshop we facilitated as part of the CEL away day. This workshop aimed to raise awareness among CEL staff regarding the implications of the Green Paper (Fulfilling… Read more »

This week on the CEL Twitter feed

Each week we tweet internal events and activities as well as news from the UK and global higher education spaces written by key organisations (eg HEA and Jisc) and established educationalists. In the last week, we have tweeted: In BU: The CEL and PCGE away days, developing your digital skills with the help of students,… Read more »