Research

Funding opportunity available working with Understanding Society data

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Apologies for cross posting: ==== Our colleagues at Understanding Society, one of the largest household panel studies in the world, are accepting submissions for Policy Fellowships. The 6-12 month funding will see Fellows undertake a social science project, using Understanding Society data, which has the potential to make a substantial contribution to informing and influencing… Read more »

VR Education- Research Update

I am Heidi Singleton, a BU PGR with CEL.  I joined in September 2017 and am at the Initial Review stage of my PhD.  My supervisors are Debbie Holley, Jaqueline Priego and Liz Falconer.  Here is a summary of my research so far…   My PhD is researching… -how to design and operationalise a flipped… Read more »

Newly published article: Developing students as global citizens through the global talent programme

Dear colleagues, we are pleased to let you know that Dean Hristov and Vianna Renaud have just had an article on their Global Talent Programme come out in the inaugural edition of The Global Impact Exchange: Winter 2018 edition on the theme of ‘Global Education in an Age of Nationalism’. Link to the publication – http://www.diversitynetwork.org/page/GlobalImpactExchange… Read more »

HE policy update for the w/e 26th January 2018

It’s been a busy bee week. We have oodles of news for you, feel free to scan through and find the sections that are most interesting to you! Ministerial update The new Universities Minister, Sam Gyimah, has been more active this week. The HE Review The much heralded and still elusive HE Review was a… Read more »

Applications to join the editorial team of the Journal of Learning Development in Higher Education.

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Dear Colleagues (Apologies for cross-posting). Editorial Opportunities Having just published our 12th edition, we would be pleased to receive applications to join the editorial team of the Journal of Learning Development in Higher Education. The JLDHE was established in 2008 and is published online: http://journal.aldinhe.ac.uk/index.php/jldhe/index. We are looking for new editors to join us as… Read more »

British Conference of Undergraduate Research (BCUR) abstracts by 21st December

Dear all The University of Sheffield is delighted to be hosting the British Conference of Undergraduate Research  (BCUR) on 12th and 13th April, 2018.  In its 8th year, the conference attracts a footfall of around 500 (majority) students and staff from a wide range of universities, across two days.  It is considered a leading channel through which undergraduates can present their high… Read more »

Outstanding final year undergraduate students received co-creation awards from the University

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This year’s student-led co-creation awards were handed out to 15 outstanding students from different faculties of BU. The event took place on the 5th of December 2017 in the presence of the Deputy Vice-Chancellor Professor Tim MacIntyre-Bhatty who handed out the prizes and certificates, the Director of the Centre for Excellence in Learning Professor Debbie… Read more »

HE Policy Briefings: Thursday 7th December 12.00-13.00 the all new policy workshop post autumn TEF/REF update and budget!

Colleagues: much has happened this autumn – please do come and find out how this impacts on BU and our work. CG11, Thursday 7 December 12.00 Debbie and Jane ===== HE Policy Briefings Key Information Aimed at: All staff Facilitated by: Debbie Holley, Head of CEL and Jane Forster-Policy Advisor to the Vice-Chancellor, OVC Your Time Commitments:… Read more »

BU Academic’s Success Acknowledged by Chartered Professional Body for Project Management at Awards Night

Posted on behalf of CEL Learning and Teaching Fellow Dr Karen Thompson. Well done Karen, this is a fantastic achievement!   Last night I attended the annual Awards Ceremony of the Chartered Body for the Project Profession, the Association for Project Management.   TV icon and renowned editor John Pienaar was our host for the evening. … Read more »

The Budget, immersive technologies and stone circles

Whatever each of us may think about this week’s Budget, some good news is the focus it gives to new technology development, particularly in the field of immersive technologies and artificial intelligence. The Executive Summary on page 1 of the Budget document specifically mentions these technologies and the Government’s plans to fund their growth. This is actually happening… Read more »