We are very pleased that we receive a high level of student satisfaction (80%+) with regards to the clarity of assignment briefs and marking criteria but we are always looking for ways to further improve this area. We have introduced further use of marking rubrics (scoring guide) to help ensure transparency and have also focused… Read more »
Monthly Archives: September 2017
If we receive feedback from students that a member of our teaching staff seems inexperienced, lacks expertise or has poor language skills we take this seriously and we have process and procedures in place to address this. Sometimes we offer Postgraduate students the opportunity to teach on programmes to gain the experience they need to… Read more »
Product Design (PD) students reported that they feel that there are “extra costs” for prototyping. We understand that you want to produce artifacts that look as much as possible with the actual end product you designed. While this is not always possible due to the very specific aspects each project entails, we want to make sure… Read more »
In order to provide a more consistent and reliable computer experience, we are pleased to report that our two MAT labs that support teaching for MSPT and MAT courses, have now been connected to the main network and that students can now log in using their standard university logon. This will provide a better and… Read more »
Following feedback from students and staff we have created a new and improved attendance monitoring process for the coming academic year. This will provide much more data for students, unit leaders, academic advisors and programme leaders to help support attendance monitoring. We look forward to hearing your comments this year!
After speaking to Level 4 students in the last academic year, we identified that a more ‘student friendly’ course welcome booklet would help support the orientation of new students during their first few weeks at BU. We have therefore created our own Welcome Booklets for our L4 courses, and these were issued to students during… Read more »
Our students liked the idea of having all information upfront about the units they were taking on our Psychology programmes. In response to this request, the unit booklets that had been produced by a lecturer on a Level 4 unit were adapted so that a ‘Unit Guide’ is now produced for every unit across our undergraduate and postgraduate… Read more »
In response to this request, and in agreement with importance of hands-on practical experience in learning about research methods and statistics we reduced the number of lecture hours and increased the number of laboratory hours across our Experimental Methods and Statistical Analysis (EMSA) units in Levels 4 and 5.
When you are back at University at final year, most of you are arriving from a professional placement year. Your view of University is completely different than what it used to be, hence your feedback is very important to us. We started by getting all our programmes accredited by the IED (Institution of Engineering Designers). More… Read more »
And you got it! The new Design & Engineering Innovation Centre opened this Summer 2017! The Innovation Centre is a series of workshops and laboratories fitted with state-of-the-art equipment and tools that are for the dedicated use of design and engineering students, researchers and related industries. By using this equipment to create and develop your… Read more »