Enhancing the Quality of our Learning and Teaching: Utilising the PSF as a Driver for Strategic Change

Authors: Polkinghorne, M. and Roushan, G.

Editors: Lawrence, J., Fitzpatrick, M. and Craik, A.

Publisher: Advance HE

Place of Publication: York


(HE) dating back to the early 1900s. The population of the university exceeds 18,000 students studying across four faculties: Bournemouth University Business School, the Faculty of Health and Social Sciences, the Faculty of Media and Communication and the Faculty of Science and Technology.

From 750 academic staff, approximately 67% (500) have Fellowship in an appropriate descriptor.

Bournemouth University’s institutional strategy (BU2025) is based on the values of excellence, inclusivity, creativity and responsibility. Our vision is for Bournemouth to be recognised worldwide as leading inspiring learning, advancing knowledge and enriching society through our ‘Fusion’ learning, a pedagogic approach that integrates education, research and practice.

We incorporate our Fusion learning approach consistently into our entire educational portfolio.

We seek to excel in measures of teaching quality, learning environment and student outcomes, and to improve attainment, retention and completion rates for all students.

To implement our BU2025 strategy, we need our staff who are involved in educating students to fully embrace Fusion learning to innovate and excel in the delivery of their learning and teaching activities.

To do this, we established the Centre for Fusion Learning Innovation and Excellence (FLIE), which provides our Advance HE accredited provision aligned to our academic principles. This includes a taught Postgraduate Certificate in Education Practice (PGCert) which awards Fellow (D2), and a CPD Fellowship programme awarding Associate (D1), Fellow (D2) and Senior Fellowship (D3).


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