Research

HE Policy update w/e 31st March 2017

This week has of course been all about Brexit with the Article 50 notice formally served on Wednesday.   Bu published information for staff and students on Wednesday. Then the White Paper setting out the plans for the Great Repeal Bill which will deal with arrangements to make UK law work once the UK has left… Read more » about HE Policy update w/e 31st March 2017

First results out for ‘Synergies for Europe’s Research Infrastructures in the Social Sciences’ (SERISS)

Apologies for cross posting, may be of interest to some:   The first results of a project to support the European Union (EU) tackle socio-economic challenges across Europe are now available. Synergies for Europe’s Research Infrastructures in the Social Sciences (SERISS) is a four-year project (2015-2019) funded as part of the EU’s Horizon 2020 programme. The project… Read more » about First results out for ‘Synergies for Europe’s Research Infrastructures in the Social Sciences’ (SERISS)

UoA25 Impact: CEMP awarded a Marie Curie Fellowship.

Congratulations to CEMP; initial scoping work funded by UoA25 CEMP awarded a Marie Curie Fellowship. The Faculty of Media and Communication’s Centre for Excellence in Media Practice (CEMP) has been awarded its first Marie Curie Fellowship. The Fellowship seeks to provide professional development opportunities for an early careers researcher, in an innovative research environment. The… Read more » about UoA25 Impact: CEMP awarded a Marie Curie Fellowship.

New publication on student grading in midwifery

This week saw the pre-publication of ‘Core principles to reduce current variations that exist in grading of midwifery practice in the United Kingdom’ in Nurse Education in Practice [1].  This educational paper is co-authored by five senior midwifery lecturers across the South of England, including BU’s Dr. Susan Way in the Centre for Midwifery, Maternal… Read more » about New publication on student grading in midwifery

HE policy update w/e 20th January 2017

Higher Education and Research Bill – the Bill continues its committee stage in the Lords, with long and lively debates. Only government amendments have been approved so far, apart from last week’s amendment to clause 1. The list of amendments has continued to grow in the meantime, there is a genuine risk that they may… Read more » about HE policy update w/e 20th January 2017

Practice and Evidence of Scholarship of Teaching and Learning in HE – PESTLHE – JOURNAL OUT NOW – January 2017

Apologies for cross posting – but the excellent PESTLHE journal now out: ===== This year we have two special issues coming out – one on Threshold Concepts and one from the ELSTIS16 Conference. We will have two standard issues in May 2017 and November 2017. Vol 12, No 1 (2017) Table of Contents Editorial January… Read more » about Practice and Evidence of Scholarship of Teaching and Learning in HE – PESTLHE – JOURNAL OUT NOW – January 2017

Higher Education and Research Bill in the House of Lords – round up before the committee stage

The committee stage in the House of Lords starts on Monday.  The list of proposed amendments stands at 85 pages.  We will be keeping an eye and reporting on the progress of the bill and progress can be tracked on the new House of Lords pages here.  The bill itself (if you need it for… Read more » about Higher Education and Research Bill in the House of Lords – round up before the committee stage

Productive procrastination resources: Research and teaching podcasts

Today’s Tale from the field is about productive ways of procrastinating. The intention is not to sabotage New Year’s resolutions, but for the following resources to be available for those much-needed breaks in-between writing sprints, or simply to listen on the go for research and teaching inspiration. I have mentioned before the National Centre for… Read more » about Productive procrastination resources: Research and teaching podcasts

SRHE International Conference on Research into Higher Education – quick write up

Maggie Hutchings and myself went to the SRHE’s international conference in Wales to present our research exploring ideas of organisational learning and widening participation. Jacqueline Priego presented her research on participatory learning and undergraduate research assistants. The theme of the conference was Exploring Freedom and Control in global higher education. The thread running through the whole event was… Read more » about SRHE International Conference on Research into Higher Education – quick write up