This week, AdvanceHE released a report on how they are updating their professional standards framework, the UKPSF. The framework covers all areas of values and competencies that are essential for ...
According to a study by HEPI, brilliant facts about positive economic impact have little sway and are largely distrusted by government officials. Instead, compelling stories have an edge when it ...
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As I write, the International Day of Education is being celebrated across the world. It’s the perfect time to reflect on why education matters to our students and to us ...
Louise Howson talks to Andy Wakefield a senior lecturer in the School of Biological Sciences about how learner generated digital media benefits both students and teachers.  Listen to the entire ...
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Artificial Intelligence is now so accessible that, with some clever steps, it can produce good quality essays that rarely get caught by plagiarism checks. The higher education sector is abuzz ...
Louise Howson talks to Hadi Abulrub a senior lecturer in the Department of Mechanical Engineering who explores the literature around programme level assessment and how this should be encouraged. Listen ...
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A scandal full of twists and turns created a storm in academia over the festive break. It featured egregious plagiarism, threatening social media accounts, potential funding fraud, and fake prestige ...
Louise Howson talks with Beke Zwingmann a lecturer in the University of Bristol Law School who explores comparative pedagogy and its influence on teaching and learning.   Listen to the entire ...
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Anything can inspire our teaching, including our favourite TV shows. I was positively dazzled when a dear friend shared a link to a teaching and learning tome I never knew ...
Aisling Tierney talks to Spencer Frost a lecturer in Academic Development about the work of Albert Bandura and how self-efficacy can be embedded in teaching and learning practice to build ...
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When it comes to supervision, there is acknowledgement of inclusive practice but this doesn’t extend to reflect the lived experiences of students who have endured trauma. A recent paper by ...
Video of the Bristol Futures Festival 2022 Explore the Bristol Futures Student Showcase to see further examples of students’ work from the open units, such as videos, articles and story ...
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Back in Welcome Week, we invited students to make a wish for their Bristol Futures by tying a ribbon onto a tree and filling in an online form (with a ...
Welcome Week 2022 featured the launch of the first Bristol Futures Festival that introduced new first years to the unique Bristol educational offer ...
Lots of staff have struggled with engaging their students from time to time. There are oodles of ways to address this problem, but in this blog, I want to showcase ...
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As costs are rising across every facet of life, I wanted to take a moment to consider how this is affecting our students and how we can address the issue ...
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“The ideal teacher student relationship exists when the student is better than the teacher”, so writes the Japanese author Kenzaburō Ōe. ...
Did you know that their resources are accessible to everyone at the University of Bristol? QAA membership is available for free to staff and students in a wide range of ...
A case study describing collaboration, pedagogy and design of the Sustainable Development optional unit, an interdisciplinary blended learning 20cp unit taken by up to 300 students a year. ...
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A reflection on current events for Researchfish and UKRI, and how this can be used as a cross-disciplinary case study of research ethics and practice nationally. ...
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A discussion of issues facing teaching staff looking to introduce or expand research-rich curriculum, how we can limit our ambitions, the role of intersectionality, and the interplay of research culture ...
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This blog outlines what support is available to PGRs who teach and asks questions about what departments and schools can do as next steps to ensure that such staff are ...
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In a time of extended stress on mental health, small actions can salve a weary heart and restore faith in how communities can and do care for each other. ...
Crowdsourcing ideas from large groups of people is a proven technique for encountering new perspectives and generating innovation. Informally, this happens frequently through popular social media accounts. In early October ...