Teaching and Learning

Kindness Summit 14th February 2018

We have seen kindness  and service excellence everywhere at BU this week. Our Random Acts of Kindness week has included free donuts to students in our halls of residences, and a visit by the Anthony Nolan Trust to sign up Life saving Heroes to help save lives.  Another highlight of the week – the CEL student co-creation… Read more » about Kindness Summit 14th February 2018

Faculty iVLE Sessions for Prep Activity

Faculty iVLE Sessions to discuss PREP activity Date Time Location Faculty 13th February 2018 3pm-5pm Talbot Campus FMC 6th March 2018 12pm-2pm Lansdowne Campus HSS 6th March 2018 2pm-4pm Lansdowne Campus FOM 1st May 2018 2pm-4pm Talbot Campus SciTech *Rooms to be confirmed: please check OD website **Colleagues can drop in to another session if… Read more » about Faculty iVLE Sessions for Prep Activity

Webinar: Key data: Qualitative and mixed methods data Online, 15.00 – 16.00 GMT 5 December 2017

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Webinar: Key data: Qualitative and mixed methods data Online, 15.00 – 16.00 GMT 5 December 2017   This introductory webinar is intended for anyone who wants to learn about the qualitative or mixed-methods data available from the UK Data Service. The UK Data Service provides access to a range of qualitative and mixed-methods data including… Read more » about Webinar: Key data: Qualitative and mixed methods data Online, 15.00 – 16.00 GMT 5 December 2017

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

Model for Formative Feedback in Faculty of Management

Hi Everyone! Our colleague, Dr. Andy Callaway from the Faculty of Management, Department of Sport & Physical Activity, has created a video on the system he has created to provide formative feedback to students using technology. If you have any questions about how to do what Andy does, or need any support in creating something… Read more » about Model for Formative Feedback in Faculty of Management

A renewed focus on academic integrity to combat contract cheating

The QAA has recently published a report on contract cheating in higher education, which encourages, among other things, a focus on academic integrity to help address contract cheating. The 37-page report was researched and written in response to higher education sector concerns about the use of ‘essay mills’ by students to engage in contract cheating… Read more » about A renewed focus on academic integrity to combat contract cheating

HE policy update w/e 6th October (belated)

As the focus of the conference season for HE has been fees, loans and debt, we have a slightly delayed policy update with a catch up on this complicated issue, with a few hints of other things to come in our regular update at the end of the week. Discussions about student finance have dominated… Read more » about HE policy update w/e 6th October (belated)

BU accredited again for its Breastfeeding Education

The Centre for Midwifery, Maternal & Perinatal Health in the Faculty of Health & Social Sciences has for the third time running been given the accreditation of being Baby Friendly for its midwifery education.  The team from UNICEF UK Baby Friendly Initiative (BFI) came to BU to assess our Midwifery programmes . We scored very highly between… Read more » about BU accredited again for its Breastfeeding Education