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Board of Studies Network

A network for Board of Studies conveners and secretaries, for both undergraduate and postgraduate studies, who would like to share ideas about Board of Studies processes, experiences and challenges.

Board of Studies Convener and Secretary network 

This network is for Board of Studies conveners and secretaries, for both undergraduate and postgraduate studies, who would like to informally share with colleagues ideas about Board of Studies processes, experiences and challenges. 

The mailing list will be used to keep you up to date with events, workshops and resources.

How often does it meet?

It meets once per semester to share ideas and cover topics of interest to network members.  Next meeting:

Title:    Board of Studies Network Event - Designing a University of Edinburgh Course Design Interface tool

Date:     Wednesday 08 April 2020

Time:     12:30-14:00 (with lunch available from 12:30)

Venue:     5.2, Lister Learning and Teaching Centre (Central)

Booking link:      https://edin.ac/38ms1tJ

Topic:      Designing a University of Edinburgh Course Design Interface tool

In this network event, Dr Jenny Scoles will present a proposal for a central web-based interface tool, which will guide individual educators at The University of Edinburgh to the available support and resources in (re)designing courses.

How do I join?

How to join: To join the mailing list for the network please contact Rosie Bree:

Rosie Bree

Head of Event Management

Contact details

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Previous network events

Academic year 19/20

11th November 2019: A Focus on Assessment and Feedback

Presentations from Dr Tim Fawns (Medical School) talking about assessment and distributed learning, Professor Pete Higgins (Moray House) talking about his approach to promote feedback as dialogue and Dr Nina Morris (Geosciences) talking about blogs as a form of assessment.

Dr Tim Fawns (Medical School) – Agency in Assessment – a case for creativity, collaboration and adaptive capacity (PDF)

Professor Pete Higgins (Moray House)

Dr Nina Morris (Geosciences) – Enabling learning: blogging as an assessment strategy (PDF)

Academic year 18/19

3rd December 2018: Student engagement in curriculum design and approval

An informal panel, comprised of Dr Catherine Bovill, Megan Brown, Eirlys Armstrong, Roberto Rossi and Dr Simon Riley, shared their experiences, challenges, aspirations, and lessons learnt when engaging students in curriculum design and approval processes.

Slides from event - Student engagement in curriculum design and approval (MS PPT)

6th May 2019: Embedding employability within the curriculum

Presentations from Helen Stringer, Dr Gavin McCabe, Dr Esther Mijers and Dr Patrick Walsh, which showcase good practice in embedding employability within the curriculum.

BoS Network slides – embedding employability (MS PPT)

Embedding employability into the biology curriculum - Dr Patrick Walsh (PDF)

Summary notes of event (PDF)

Related Links

Board of Studies Convenor & Administrator training - dates & booking links will be advertised on our Learning & Teaching Workshops page