Study Skills

Understanding Research Methods unit available in Brightspace

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As part of the varied elements of the Fusion Learning activity which are being progressed as one of the key deliverables of BU2025, we are pleased to announce the new Understanding Research Methods unit available through Brightspace. Why was the unit developed? The Understanding Research Methods unit has been developed as a result of feedback… Read more »

Launched | Doctoral College Researcher Development Programme

I am delighted to share with you all that sessions as part of the 2021-22 Doctoral College Researcher Development Programme for Postgraduate Researchers are now available to book. PGRs can book onto sessions via the Doctoral College Researcher Development Programme on Brightspace. All sessions between October-December are delivered online. If you are a PGR or… Read more »

Doctoral College Researcher Development Programme – Annual Review

The Doctoral College Researcher Development Programme concludes for this academic year and what a year it has been! In 2020-21 the Researcher Development Programme delivered 107 online sessions across 54 different topic areas and have received fantastic feedback throughout. Thank you to all our facilitators and of course PGRs who engaged and were ready to learn and share. Thank you to… Read more »

Online learning@BU

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As we move into another period with the focus on online teaching and learning, a reminder of the resources available via the Me@BU link on the Brightspace homepage. A collaboration by staff from various teams across the university, the Online learning@BU section provides advice and resources to support students when studying from home and online…. Read more »

RDP sessions from January – June 2021 are now open for bookings

The eagle eyed amongst us would have noticed we have now added dates and booking links for a majority of RDP sessions taking place from January onwards. Not attended any researcher development sessions yet? See what your fellow PGRs are saying this year via our feedback survey. It’s never too late to start, you can use… Read more »

Study Skills Workshops now being delivered online

Library and Learning Support have moved their excellent Study Skills workshop programme online. In addition to the existing online toolkit materials and recordings that students can access asynchronously, face-to-face workshops have been adapted to cater for the specific needs of BU students right now, operating remotely and in light of new forms of assessment. Students… Read more »

Online learning@BU

Staff from various teams within the university have been collaborating to develop a new tab on ME@BU (available from the Brightspace Homepage) titled Online learning@BU. This new resource will support students with their remote learning activities. The tab, which was launched yesterday, is divided into key areas that specifically address this new way of working. It will give students the tools,… Read more »

Livecast debate: teaching academic literacies online. Lunchtime webinar Tuesday 3rd December 13.00

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Solent run a series of live discussions and any with an interest in Learning Development/academic literacies are warmly welcome  invited to join in. There will be resources shared for those wishing to access materials at a later date. ===  from Dr Carina Buckley, Instructional Design Manager === I’m very happy to invite you to a… Read more »

UK Data Service Data Skills Modules: free to use

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Apologies for cross posting – great resources for staff and students here: Our online, easy-to-use, and interactive Data Skills Modules introduce three forms of data to non-experts. These will give those new to research a solid grounding in the key skills they need to make full use of our rich data resources. They are aimed at anyone who… Read more »

Mapping Learning Excellence with colleagues from Events and Leisure

We held a Learning Excellence (LEAP) session with twelve colleagues from the programme team in the current Department of Events and Leisure last week. The goal was to work on new undergraduate and postgraduate programmes starting in Sept 2019. Unit teaching teams worked with new Intended Learning Outcomes and their knowledge from current units to… Read more »