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Project flexibility increases future career success!

By Wendy Bardsley, Faculty of Management. The Faculty of Management held a project event recently which brought together a variety of Level Six Business Students who are working on their final year project. Faculty of Management Project Event March 2016 The event highlights the success of offering four different project options to undergraduates which gives… Read more »

Watch the 3 keynote presentations from CELebrate 2016

Three keynote presentations were made at CELebrate 2016 last week.  These are available as Panopto videos using the links below: #futurehappens – Challenging educational paradigms: The changing role of the learning technologist – Peter Bryant This talk explores the tensions and forces that are impacting on the role learning technology teams choose (or are required)… Read more »

Careers and Employability Workshop – Weds 27th April P406

Employability is a key driver in  higher education in the UK and internationally; the majority of students want to be employable at the end of their degree programmes in order to move seamlessly into the productive world of work. The Careers and Employability service are holding a workshop on Wednesday 27th April 2016  titled  “Careers… Read more »

Save the Date: 24/5/16 – Smart Cities Sandpit

On Tuesday, 24th May 2016, BU’s Research and Knowledge Exchange Office (RKEO) will be hosting a Sandpit event on Smart Cities, supported and attended by staff from the Borough of Poole and other organisations.  Which means…? We’re seeking to come up with novel research which addresses how we link and upgrade infrastructures, technologies and services in key… Read more »

UofA25 (Education) update on learning research projects

Following the CEL-ebrate events this week, an update on learning research projects currently in progress across BU, supported by UoA25 REF development funding. This funding is distributed across BU to researchers working with CEL and CEMP on activities with clear potential for REF outputs in this new unit of assessment for BU. The funding is… Read more »

Forum members at CELebrate2016 brainstormed on technology as a tool for inclusion

Following Professor Jane Searle’s excellent keynote address on “technology as a tool for inclusion: use and abuse in classroom settings” at CELebrate2016, a discussion forum facilitated by the speaker provided an opportunity for participants to appraise how well BU was maximising technology to foster a more inclusive community of learners. The discussion revolved around two… Read more »

Schedule for the CELebrate conference beginning today

The CELebrate 2016 Conference begins today and runs until Friday, 15th April.  There are a host of interesting, educational and instructive sessions across a range of teaching and learning areas.  There are also three keynote speakers: Professors Jane Seale from Exeter, John Cook from UWE and Peter Bryant from LSE. Come and soak up some… Read more »

Careers and Employability seminar – “Working together to prepare your students for life after BU”

The careers and employability service will be holding a seminar on Weds 27th April at 12:00pm in PG30a discussing how we can work together to better prepare our students for life after BU. Do come along, after all,  helping students to succeed in their future career is a crucial part of our role within HE.

The Times Top 100 Graduate Employer Guide

        The Times Top 100 Graduate Employer Guide Normally retailing at £19.99 this guide is FREE to BU students and graduates and is the definitive annual guide to Britain’s most sought-after and prestigious employers of graduates. Now in its seventeenth edition, the latest Top 100 rankings have been compiled from interviews with 18,412 graduates who… Read more »

CEL at the Service Excellence Conference 2016

The Centre for Excellence in Learning (CEL) played an active role during yesterday’s Service Excellence Conference 2016 by hosting a fun session with technology in PG30a. During the afternoon session facilitated by Debbie Holley and other technology experts, several participants had a thrilling experience with Oculus Rift, Virtual Reality Glasses, Google Cardboard, Augmented Reality and Virtual Roller-coasting…. Read more »