Another month, another country, another global Festival of Learning! This week the Festival Flame was taken by over 30 BU staff and students to the fastest growing economy in the world – and my home country – India. Why India this year? Well, the country is thriving – between 2002 and 2015 GDP per capita… Read more » about Bridging Borders and Boundaries through GFOL-I
I am absolutely thrilled to be writing this from Malaysia, as we end what has been a fantastic week-long series of activities in Jakarta, Indonesia and then Penang, Malaysia at our Global Festival of Learning ASEAN. This has been the second Festival of Learning in ASEAN – and it has even managed to surpass the… Read more » about The Global Festival Season Kicks off in Style…
The China Innovation Hub at Bournemouth University hosted a UK-China Going Global Forum, part of an exciting global 3-month ‘British Council China-UK Football Study Programme’ in partnership with AFC Bournemouth. The programme is an initiative under the framework of UK-China High-Level People-to-People Dialogue. It is designed to enable Chinese coaches to learn from the UK’s… Read more » about China Innovation Hub hosts UK-China Going Global Forum
On 24th September 2015, we welcomed over 500 international students to Bournemouth University in style via our Inaugural International Commencement Ceremony. So what exactly is a commencement ceremony? I have been asked this question almost every day since first conceiving this idea. Commencement literally means ‘the beginning of something’-hence a Commencement Ceremony is a celebration… Read more » about Global BU presents – Inaugural International Commencement Ceremony
On the train back musing about my talk to sectoral colleagues at Coventry University. Provocatively titled: Mobility = Employability! I offer some excerpts here-in case they be of interest more widely. We know that the skills and mindsets acquired by mobile students are in demand by employers. In fact, 64% of employers in 2015 argue… Read more » about Mobility = Employability!
Internationalisation is a key element of a healthy and thriving academic environment. BU encourages and provides opportunities for staff and students to engage in professional or academic activities abroad. Increasing international experience of UG students across the university is a current strategic goal. Spending time abroad in an academic exchange or to undertake placements, volunteering… Read more » about Can our UG students engage with and benefit from internationalisation at home?