Dear colleagues, We’re currently taking applications for our next PAL Placement Student – a 13-month placement opportunity working with the Central PAL Team.The details are below including benefits, testimonials from our previous PAL Placement Students and more info on the role including job description, main responsibilities and how to apply. It would be great if… Read more » about PAL Placement Student opportunity – please share!
As a key Access Excellence and Innovation Committee (AEIC) action, BU has committed to reviewing BU’s Peer Assisted Learning (PAL) scheme. The PAL scheme fosters cross-year support between students on the same course. PAL encourages students to support each other and to learn collaboratively under the guidance of trained students, called PAL Leaders, from the year… Read more » about Review of the Peer Assisted Learning (PAL) scheme at BU
HOWEVER MATHS MAKES YOU FEEL… YOU’RE NOT ALONE Welcome to the National Numeracy Challenge. Get started to check your number skills and learn the maths adults need in daily life and at work. GET STARTED 210,373 learners so far 898 resources to help you 1,084+ ways to use numeracy ABOUT THE CHALLENGE INFORMATION FOR EMPLOYERS… Read more » about National Numeracy Day 15th May
Added 11th February 2019 An exploratory project by National Numeracy, commissioned by the Nuffield Foundation, has found that many undergraduate students do not have the numeracy skills required to fully understand their course. Social science students from nine different UK universities assessed their skills using the National Numeracy Challenge, an online resource which any adult… Read more » about Undergraduates lack the numeracy skills required for their courses and work place, according to new exploratory study
Back in November, a team representing BU attended the Annual National PASS/PAL Conference at the University of Manchester. The team consisted of myself, our PAL Intern Jess, Michael Knight from the faculty of HSS and three student PAL Leaders, all of whom made BU very proud with their contributions during the conference to sharing best… Read more » about A look into the National PAL/PASS Conference 2018
Library & Learning Support are offering an extended student placement opportunity. Application is open to PAL Leaders. The successful candidate will join the Central PAL Team and support the internationally recognised Peer Assisted Learning (PAL) scheme at BU. For more details and to apply take a look at: myCareerHub or BU website https://www.bournemouth.ac.uk/peer-assisted-learning-placement-student-fixed-term Please contact… Read more » about Student Placement Opportunity for PAL Leaders
AI (Artificial Intelligence) holds much promise for the future in automating many parts of our lives and integrating our own personal data with what’s relevant to us on the worldwide web. Step forward the Big 4 market leaders in this field, all vying for a foothold in this market. Amazon Alexa, Microsoft Cortana, Google Home… Read more » about The Not So Fab 4 Quite Yet of AI Digital Personal Assistants
Following the amazing 7th Annual UK and Ireland PASS/PAL Leader Conference held at BU in 2016 this year’s annual conference in November took the PAL Team, including four BU students (Jessica Jones, Franceska De Ruyter, Joshua Carr and Katrin Mahfuz), to the Cork Institute of Technology. Delegates from 24 universities and institutes of higher education from the… Read more » about 8th Annual UK and Ireland PASS/PAL Conference, Cork