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CELebrate conference 2016 – extended call for abstracts

The second annual CELebrate event will take place on 13-15 April 2016.  This is an excellent opportunity to showcase how you innovate to improve student learning in any way, but particularly this year around key CEL themes of assessment and feedback, technology enhanced learning and employability. If you are interested in proposing a session and… Read more » about CELebrate conference 2016 – extended call for abstracts

Introduction to Education Practice: A Programme for Research Students

The next session of our ‘Introduction to Education Practice‘ course will run from the 24th to the 26th of February. This is a research-driven, practice-based course, aimed at doctoral students who are or will be supporting teaching activities. The course has three main aims: • To introduce students to theoretical and practical knowledge on adult… Read more » about Introduction to Education Practice: A Programme for Research Students

Co-creation projects at BU: competitive funding round with high-quality proposals

This Wednesday 6 January, the CEL Co-creation Review Panel met to assess the proposals submitted by undergraduate students for £500 funding towards a project of their choice, to be completed in collaboration with a BU academic. We were delighted to receive a high number of proposals with excellent quality, which evinces the initiative of our… Read more » about Co-creation projects at BU: competitive funding round with high-quality proposals

CELebrate 2016 – call for abstracts by 8 Jan 16

The second annual CELebrate event will take place on 13-15 April 2016.  This is an excellent opportunity to showcase how you innovate to improve student learning in any way, but particularly this year around key CEL themes of assessment and feedback, technology enhanced learning and employability. If you are interested in proposing a session and… Read more » about CELebrate 2016 – call for abstracts by 8 Jan 16

Do you have experience designing and developing professional development programmes?

Philip Long of the Department of Tourism and Hospitality, Faculty of Management, would be very pleased to hear from any colleagues who have experience in designing and delivering professional development programmes in collaboration with external partners. He will submit a bid to the Newcastle/Gateshead Cultural Initiative for a feasibility study on designing a CPD programme… Read more » about Do you have experience designing and developing professional development programmes?

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 » about Circular Economy Study Group: 27 Jan 16

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 » about Fair Access Project Fund

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

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 » about Highlights of UCAS and SMCPC annual reports