Global staff mobility, including training and teaching, leads to professional development and networking and brings great value to BU and our students, whilst offering invaluable international experience. We are pleased to announce that staff, both academic and professional support, can now apply for funds to support these activities through Erasmus+. Erasmus+ funds are a great… Read more » about Funds now available to support Global Staff Mobility: Erasmus+
HOWEVER MATHS MAKES YOU FEEL… YOU’RE NOT ALONE Welcome to the National Numeracy Challenge. Get started to check your number skills and learn the maths adults need in daily life and at work. GET STARTED 210,373 learners so far 898 resources to help you 1,084+ ways to use numeracy ABOUT THE CHALLENGE INFORMATION FOR EMPLOYERS… Read more » about National Numeracy Day 15th May
Colleagues, if student employablity is something you offer within the existing curriculum, this may be of interest. I have started to edit a new collection of chapters on real world learning with my colleague, Jamil. Real world learning for these purposes is any explicit pedagogy or curriculum development that enhances students’ employability skills. We have… Read more » about Invitation to contribute to a ‘Real World Learning’ book
HE review deadline approaches – the latest on fees and funding Thank you to the staff and students who responded to the HE review survey that we ran before and after Easter, we are preparing our response and will use the data from the survey to inform it. We asked respondents for their top 3… Read more » about HE policy update for the w/e 27th April 2018
You are invited to a free seminar hosted by the Psychology Dept at Bournemouth University. Dr Patrick Rosenkranz from Newcastle University will be speaking about Enterprise challenges in Psychology: enhancing psychological literacy through entrepreneurial learning. The talk will be held on Wednesday 28th March at 3-4pm At Bournemouth University Talbot Campus, Room F205 (Fusion Building), Fern Barrow, Poole, BH12 5BB. … Read more » about Enterprise challenges in Psychology: enhancing psychological literacy through entrepreneurial learning.
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 » about HE policy update for the w/e 26th January 2018
The KEF is coming On 1st December, HEFCE launched a consultation on the new Knowledge Exchange Framework – the KEF – which was announced earlier in the Autumn by the Jo Johnson – as the “third leg” of the HE stool*. Putting aside the rather unflattering stool analogy, we prefer to think of this as… Read more » about HE policy update for the w/e 1st December 2017
November marks the end of a month-long recruitment process for 10 enthusiastic students to co-create a Carnival University which will be showcased at Carnival Expo in May 2018. During the recruitment process applicants submitted a CV, were interviewed and produced a short statement about their motivations to join Carnival U. The selected candidates under the… Read more » about BU’s Carnival U Welcomes the Class of 2017/18
Recently I had the pleasure of being involved in an inquiry-based learning event hosted by the Project Management team from BU’s Leadership, Strategy and Organisation (LSO) department. It consisted of a one-day ‘hackathon’ in which students were issued a project challenge to develop a stakeholder engagement strategy for Green Cottage RDA, a local charity. Hackathons… Read more » about The BU One-day Project Challenge: An LSO Inquiry-based Learning Event
The BU Carnival University brings together students with an interest in events and media production to co-create a series of informative workshops to be presented at the Carnival Expo in May 2018. Under the guidance of Senior Lecturer in Events Management, Dr Nicole Ferdinand and the Carnival Expo organizers and exhibitors, students will undertake the… Read more » about BU’s Carnival University is Launched!