Research

Vote for Carnival U

If you’re a regular reader of the CEL blog, you’ve already heard of the CEL learning and teaching project Carnival U. It  comprises 10 students who are co-creating a Carnival University, which will be showcased at Carnival Expo in May 2018, under the guidance of Dr. Nicole Ferdinand. You may not know that Carnival U have entered their CEL  project which… Read more »

Using Fieldscapes as an authoring tool for creating immersive learning

Dr Liz Falconer, Denyse King (Midwifery Lecturer) and David Hunt met with Nash Mbaya and David Burden from Daden Limited today; to continue their collaborative development of a Virtual Maternity Urinalysis Clinic using ‘Fieldscapes’.  The meeting was part of the Collaborative Alternative Augmented Reality Series (CAARS)- a project that is creating a 3D virtual environment… Read more »

New book by CEL’s Dr. Jenny Hall

Congratulations to Dr. Jenny Hall in the Centre for Excellence in Learning (CEL) who published a new book this month Spirituality and Childbirth: meaning and care at the start of life.  The book is published by Routledge (which is part of the Taylor & Frances Group) and co-edited by Professor Susan Crowther, at The Robert Gordon University… Read more »

Fair Access Research project (FAR) webpages are launched

The FAR project webpages have now been published. BU’s pioneering Fair Access Research project has brought together students, SUBU, professional, service and academic staff from across the university to develop and expand expertise and reflexive practice in the field of fair access to higher education. Each member of the team has brought different knowledge and experiences to a series of… Read more »

Public and (Student) Involvement in Research: an Exercise Scientist’s Experience

By Dr James Gavin Having been awarded CEL Innovation funding earlier in the year, I have had the pleasure of i) hosting a Patient and Public Involvement (PPI) in Research seminar series and, when this goes to print (or screen), ii) hosted two patient advisory groups. The seminar series attracted keynote speakers from: Bournemouth University,… Read more »

Report on a student led co-creation project: An exploration into whether the content is king in driving user engagement in the context of television brands

Ellie Harrison reports on her co-creation project ‘Be on topic, be on brand, be on time: Exploring whether the content is king in driving user engagement in the context of television brands’ with  Elvira Bolat as her academic partner: When you think of a dissertation, the first thing that comes to mind is “how am I… Read more »

Learning to recognise faces? Fun research opportunity for children aged 4 – 11

Free game and £10 Amazon Voucher Investigating Face Recognition in Children The ability to recognise faces is a really important skill in everyday life. However, some children find it hard to recognize faces. We’re trying to find out why this is and whether face recognition can be improved with training. We’d like your help by… Read more »

New NCRM Explore App

The National Centre for Research Methods (NCRM) has recently announced the launch of its ‘Explore’ App. This application “allows you to receive personalised research methods’ content which best matches your research interests. It includes all up to date research methods’ publications, videos, podcasts and training courses in a searchable and customisable interface. It also contains… Read more »

‘Students as researchers’ pedagogy at BU

In the higher education context, the ‘students as researchers’pedagogical approach supports “students in their engagement with undergraduate research within and/or beyond the formal curriculum with the aim of furthering their own knowledge and understanding, and in some cases contributing to, the broader knowledge base of their discipline” (Walkington, 2015: 5). At BU, research underpins our… Read more »

CEL research dialogue session on Fair Access

On 23 February, CEL held a research dialogue session about Fair Access and Widening Participation. Maggie Hutchings, HSS, presented findings and the overall methodology being followed by the BU Fair Access Research Project. Jacqueline Priego, CEL, presented the findings of her project ‘Students who bounce back’ and recommendations for practice. We will follow up on… Read more »