November marks the end of a month-long recruitment process for 10 enthusiastic students to co-create a Carnival University which will be showcased at Carnival Expo in May 2018. During the recruitment process applicants submitted a CV, were interviewed and produced a short statement about their motivations to join Carnival U. The selected candidates under the… Read more » about BU’s Carnival U Welcomes the Class of 2017/18
Recently I had the pleasure of being involved in an inquiry-based learning event hosted by the Project Management team from BU’s Leadership, Strategy and Organisation (LSO) department. It consisted of a one-day ‘hackathon’ in which students were issued a project challenge to develop a stakeholder engagement strategy for Green Cottage RDA, a local charity. Hackathons… Read more » about The BU One-day Project Challenge: An LSO Inquiry-based Learning Event
A workshop on Saturday 11th November will be held at BU as part of the ESRC Festival of Social Science. This interactive session will explore how schools, universities and those supporting young people in care can work together to encourage and help more Care Leavers progress into Higher Education. It will showcase recent research into… Read more » about Supporting care leavers into higher education: What works?
Well, anyone who thought the Minister would have less to do in this session of Parliament, other than oversee the implementation of the Higher Education and Research Act, was underestimating him. Rather unexpectedly he demonstrated yesterday that he had fully embraced the Fusion model (he calls it a three legged stool) by announcing a new… Read more » about HE Policy update for the w/e 13th October 2017
The BU Carnival University brings together students with an interest in events and media production to co-create a series of informative workshops to be presented at the Carnival Expo in May 2018. Under the guidance of Senior Lecturer in Events Management, Dr Nicole Ferdinand and the Carnival Expo organizers and exhibitors, students will undertake the… Read more » about BU’s Carnival University is Launched!
Please see below details of a one day conference we are running here at BU – we would love you to attend – Debbie =================== REF & TEF: the connections – 11th October 2017 The outcomes of this year’s Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) and the direction for the Research Excellence Framework (REF) as set out in the… Read more » about REF and TEF: the connections – a national conference hosted by BU, Wednesday 11th October 2017
A wonderful day was had by all at the BU Festival of Learning family day, Saturday 8th July. Our showcase included augmented reality, virtual reality, using the OCULUS RIFT, co-creating content for Google cardboard using 360 degree cameras and lots more. Families dropped in for the whole day, and explored the technologies of the future…. and were… Read more » about BU Festival of learning: CEL Innovation Showcase
The Curiosity Playground is part of this year’s Festival of Learning and celebrates the creative, fun and wacky research happening at Bournemouth University. Hosted by the BU Research Staff Association (RSA), it will involve researchers showcasing their research though creative and interactive methods, including props. The props will help to engage children, to then talk… Read more » about Showcase YOUR education research in the Curiosity playground
By Dr James Gavin It’s been six weeks since the first Patient and Public Involvement (PPI) in Research seminar by Professor Jo Adams (Musculoskeletal Health, University of Southampton), and next Monday will see the closing seminar delivered by Simon Denegri (the National Director for Patients and the Public in Research (National Institute for Health Research… Read more » about CEL Innovation Award – Report on PPI Seminars
Higher Education and Research Bill: the Bill passed its third reading in the House of Lords this week with little fanfare. An amendment relating to the ‘transparency duty’ (publishing further information on applicants’ backgrounds for better WP policy targeting and transparent admissions) was moved but withdrawn. This followed reassurance from the government that they will… Read more » about HE policy update w/e 7th April 2017