Talking HE Policy: why it matters – report on a session by Jane Forster and Debbie Holley

Thanks to Prof Liz Falconer for inviting us to ‘talk policy’ and sharing her expertise to enable us to deliver a creative virtual classroom session. Exemplary policy advice – delivered with panache online! Jane Forster, policy adviser to the Office of the Vice Chancellor, working Department of Nursing Sciences’ Debbie Holley, delivered an engaging, interactive… Read more »

HE policy update for the w/e 27th April 2018

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 »

HE policy update for the w/e 8th September 2017

REF 2021 On 1st September 2017 HEFCE published the initial decisions on REF 2021. This does not include decisions regarding submitting staff, output portability or the eligibility of institutions to participate in the REF. There is another consultation on those issues and BU’s response is being prepared by RKEO – please contact Julie Northam if… Read more »

An article from a CEL funded project just published

We are very pleased to announce that an article written by Venancio Tauringana, Marcellus Mbah and Phyllis Alexander has been published online in the Journal of Further and Higher Education. Title: Interrogating the importance and awareness of NSS improvement initiatives: a case study of final year undergraduate students Abstract: This paper reports the results of a case… Read more »

HE policy update w/e 11th August 2017

NSS results HEFCE published the NSS results last week. In their press release they highlight the changes to the survey and the fact that the responses are not comparable with previous years – there were 10 new questions and wording changes to 9 questions. The NUS boycott linked to the TEF affected 12 institutions who… Read more »

HE policy update

Colleagues, please see below the recent policy update from Jane Forster, touching on Student Information, NSS boycott, HE and Research Bill, Maintenance Grants and Loans, Education and Social Mobility, Autumn Statment and more: Last week was all about the HE Bill (which meant it was also about TEF, fees, student loans, immigration and Brexit) – and the… Read more »

Importance and awareness of NSS improvement initiatives: A case study of final year undergraduate students

Prof. Ven Tauringana, Dr. Marcellus Mbah and Dr. Phyllis Alexander report on a project supported by the CEL Fusion Fund in the academic year 2015/2016. The project centred on a case study which investigated the importance and awareness of national student survey (NSS) improvement initiatives in one university department. The project was motivated by an observation that despite many initiatives that the… Read more »

All about GOATS (an exciting new initiative by SUBU)

Ellie Mayo-Ward, Vice President Education Students’ Union Bournemouth University, shares news about an exciting  new initiative – ‘Go Out and Talk (GOAT) === At SUBU we have started an initiative called GOAT which stands for Go Out and Talk. The GOAT team are a group of students who do exactly that, they go out and… Read more »

Workshop for course teams: Your students – effective communication strategies for positive course management

Workshop: BU staff invited – Friday 11th December 10:00/1.00 Talbot Your students – effective communication strategies for positive course management! Course organisation and management has a significant impact on student experience, so how and when we communicate with students is really important. This joint CEL and M&C session will examine some of the most effective… Read more »