CEL

Learning motivations and placement experience in HE

Dr James Gavin from the Department of Sport and Physical Activity delivered a CEL workshop today focusing on placement experience and the learning motivations of students. Based upon James’ recent paper, the workshop provided some useful insights into the changing learning motivations of students studying undergraduate degrees with (practice-based), and without (study-based) work placements. In… Read more »

Interactive Employability Workshop – 5th October in PG30a 13:00 – 14:30 Placement Experience and Learning Motivations in HE

Dr James Gavin from the Department of Sport and Physical Activity will be delivering an interactive CEL workshop on Wednesday 5th October in PG30a at 13:00. Dr Gavin’s research suggests motivation is critical for academic learning and achievement, and particularly student engagement in the first year at university. Based upon his recent paper, this workshop… Read more »

CEL Innovation Awards – invitation for application and briefing dates

The Centre for Excellence in Learning is pleased to invite applications for its Innovation Awards. These awards are for teams or individuals who have a creative idea for enhancing the student experience within their curriculum. Proposals should link to one of the following CEL themes: Technology enhanced learning; Employability, work based learning and professional practice; Assessment… Read more »

Fieldnotes: widening participation and organisational learning

Our Fair Access Research project concentrates on the idea of learning and working together to transform higher education. We are interested in how widening participation works differently in different institutions. With this in mind, Maggie Hutchings and Alex Wardrop have been doing some fieldwork with colleagues in the north of England and would like to share some of their reflections… Read more »

Co-creation report: BU Pre-Hospital and Emergency Care Conference 2016

Bournemouth University Pre-Hospital and Emergency Care Conference 2016 (♯BUPECC2016) was the first of its kind and was held in Bournemouth House on the 18th June. A small committee, consisting of paramedic science students and programme lead Peter Phillips, planned the project. The concept was to hold an educational, student-led conference with the aim of bringing… Read more »

Working Together for Widening Participation

Thank you to everyone who came to the Fair Access Research workshop, Visible Students/Invisible Needs on Monday 11th July. It was really powerful and humbling to hear from students about their experiences of university — the positive and the negative. Working with students and Students’ Unions is so important for those working to transform higher… Read more »

Organisational Learning and Widening Participation

The core ethos of BU’s Fair Access Research programme is that by working and learning together for widening participation we , as an institution and a sector, can better support marginalised people to access and succeed in higher education. We want to find out more about how widening participation is being learnt in the different institutions… Read more »

UofA25 (Education) update on learning research projects

Following the CEL-ebrate events this week, an update on learning research projects currently in progress across BU, supported by UoA25 REF development funding. This funding is distributed across BU to researchers working with CEL and CEMP on activities with clear potential for REF outputs in this new unit of assessment for BU. The funding is… Read more »