Fair Access Regulation and Fair Access Research

  In a follow-up post to her thoughts about student loans, Hannah Arendt, and the limits of life, Dr Alex Wardrop discusses why an independent fair access regulator can help us tell stories about widening participation differently. “If we keep continue to speak the same language to each other, we will reproduce the same story. Begin… Read more »

Suggestions for the TEL/IT seminars in Semester 2?

CEL is scheduling at least 8 seminars/workshops in semester 2 on issues related to technology enhanced learning and IT in teaching and learning. We are looking to include topics such as social media,  student engagement using Peerwise, use of the new presentation equipment and lecture video capture using panopto to mention but a few. If… Read more »

More Vision4Learning sessions scheduled

For the Vision4Learning project, we have scheduled additional sessions to allow staff more opportunity for involvement. The purpose of these sessions is to review the TEL Toolkit and we welcome as much feedback as possible to suggest enhancements before the site is built. The next drop in sessions are between 8am and 11am on: Monday… Read more »

CELebrating our students’ achievements

Graduation Ceremonies have been taking place all week CELebrating the fantastic achievements of our students. In particular, one student from the Faculty of Management was selected to participate in the 2015 series of The Apprentice. Jenny Garbis, a BA (Hons) Business Studies with Finance student, not only achieved a First in her degree but was… Read more »

Call to academics to participate in flipped classroom resource bid

How often do you hear students saying ‘oh that was really boring’ about various lecture content, even though we, as lecturers, thought that was our best ever explanation of a challenging topic? The flipped classroom is one method of addressing undergraduate apathy towards lectures and traditional methods of teaching. The optimal two-way relationship is often… Read more »

A digital challenge for November!

Dear All, Colleagues from Hybrid Pedagogy have organised November as Gigi-writing month – and we are all invited to join in: Here’s the invite: How Does One DigiWriMo? 1. There are no secrets to doing DigiWriMo, no right way and no wrong way to do it. Some people may write a novel using their… Read more »

Vision4Learning Drop In Sessions

The V4L drop in sessions over the next couple of months will focus on the plans for the Technology Enhanced Learning (TEL) Toolkit and we are really keen to hear your views on how the toolkit is currently developing and feed in to how we can develop it further to support your needs.  Please come… Read more »

Warm invitation to Women’s Academic Network (WAN) event

Women’s academic careers and motherhood Mutually exclusive? Mutually compatible? Lunchtime speaker panel discussion with refreshments Friday 20 November 12:00-14:00 TAG 22 We very much hope to see many of our WAN colleagues there – and being a family friendly outfit, please feel free to bring children or other relatives too if you are on care duties at that time…. Read more »

PG Cert Online week: contribute to our Twitter debate

Join us: #PGCertBU Thursday 29th October 10.30/11.30 Dr Debbie Holley is a National Teaching Fellow and leads the Post Graduate Certificate for Educational Practice – the BU in-house course designed to support and develop new staff. Successful completion of the course also means participants qualify for the award of Fellow of the Higher Education Academy,… Read more »