Applying for a PhD – Online Webinar Are you thinking of starting a PhD? Wish to encourage some current BU students to continue their academic journey with us? If so, why not come along to this online webinar! Understand the benefits of doing a PhD at BU and the process of applying including our application… Read more » about Applying for a PhD – Online Webinar
English Language Support
We are delighted that Kevin Hunt has joined BU as Language Learning Manager & EAP Tutor until the end of June 2022. All English Language Support services have resumed, and students can register and book via the Languages@BU area in Brightspace: 1-2-1 appointments English Language Support workshops Please encourage your international students to make use of… Read more » about English Language Support
[NEW] Sector Resource Guide to Online Supervision: A Guide for Research Supervisors
Guide to Online Supervision As part of the UK Council for Graduate Education’s continued support for research supervisors during the covid-19 pandemic, they have published a Guide to Online Supervision. The guide shares the benefits of online supervising, outlines the issues and challenges for supervisors and postgraduate researchers, and suggests strategies and practices for supervisors to… Read more » about [NEW] Sector Resource Guide to Online Supervision: A Guide for Research Supervisors
PGRs | Library & Learning Support
Message from Tim Calvert (Doctoral College Librarian Contact & Faculty of Health & Social Sciences Librarian) ——————————– I hope you are finding everything you need from the library, and know where to go for any extra support or guidance in your research. We just wanted to draw your attention to some of the help offered… Read more » about PGRs | Library & Learning Support
Your feedback requested by IASAS
It would be wonderful if you could please spare a few minutes to answer a short questionnaire sponsored by the International Association of Student Affairs and Services (IASAS). Over the last six years there have been conversations and dialogues at student affairs and services conferences and meetings around the world about the work we do to support… Read more » about Your feedback requested by IASAS
My day with the admission team – Dr Camila Devis-Rozental
I had the privilege to spend a day learning all about the work that the admissions’ teams do at BU by shadowing some of them. Matthew Clarke, one of the admissions coordinator kindly organised this for me following the values workshop that I delivered for them a while ago. Reflecting on my experience I decided… Read more » about My day with the admission team – Dr Camila Devis-Rozental
The Not So Fab 4 Quite Yet of AI Digital Personal Assistants
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
Shrek, Saunders and the Onion Myth: Using Myths, Metaphors and Storytelling.
Title of our paper Presented at the: – European Conference of Research Methods (ECRM) – Rome 2018. Susanne Clarke has recently returned from the ECRM Conference in Rome after submitting a conference paper in partnership with Dr Lois Farquharson. The wider team also included our brilliant Student Research Assistant, Nancy Sheppard and a colleague from… Read more » about Shrek, Saunders and the Onion Myth: Using Myths, Metaphors and Storytelling.
1. Anyone can teach
You might find yourself in a teaching role as a member of staff or as a student. Don’t panic! Here is the good news… anyone can teach! Really, anyone can teach. But can you teach well? Can you teach better? The answer is yes you can. I asked my HE twitter colleagues:… Read more » about 1. Anyone can teach
Creating creative spaces – game changers and fun at work!
Susanne Clarke – Head of Service Excellence. Creating spaces and environments which bring teams together to unleash creativity and allow game changing ideas to thrive is central to embedding excellence. There is a lot of science behind many approaches to creativity & innovation and the evidence is growing all the time. It can however, be… Read more » about Creating creative spaces – game changers and fun at work!