Ever puzzled over tax? Wondered about the politics or personal impact of international tax news? This session with BU researchers, students and the Chartered Institute of Taxation will give you a greater understanding and appreciation for tax and help you become more tax-savvy.
During this session, we have five star students presenting 5-minute ‘tax’ talks:
- Martinas Prazauskas on the tax avoidance of Apple, Google and Amazon
- Timothy Buck on tax arbitrage
- Sesil Bou on thin capitalisation
- Clémentine Saulnier on non-discrimination in the EU
- Lucy Butler on the Robin Hood tax
Taking second billing in this session are BU’s tax academics: Dr Phyllis Alexander, Dr Alan Kirkpatrick and Richard Teather. We will be joined by Mr Andy Brodrick of the Chartered Institute of Taxation (CIOT), the organisation funding Dr Alexander’s research on tax morale.
There will be at least 15 minutes reserved for Q&A and an open discussion with this diverse panel on anything and everything to do with tax. This will be a fast paced, interesting hour in which BU’s Fusion philosophy comes to light!
Please do join us and book your free tickets here.
Dr. Alina Dolea, who has joined BU’s Faculty of Media and Communication in September 2017, has been elected Chair of the Public Diplomacy Interest Group within the International Communication Association (ICA). ICA is the premier international academic association for scholars in communication research, gathering more than 4,500 members from 80 countries.
Alina is a founding member of the Interest Group established officially in 2016, following a collective effort of raising signatures that she co-ordinated as a volunteer. The Group has grown fast to over 100 members worldwide and brings together scholars investigating topics related to public diplomacy, nation branding, country image and reputation, public relations for and of nations, as well as political, global and cultural communication influencing international relations.
For the ICA annual conference 2018, Alina has coordinated, as the Vice-Chair elect, the submission process and planned the program that included a State of the art panel in Public Diplomacy with top scholars in the field. In addition, she organized a doctoral and postdoctoral pre-conference (“Emerging Research and Trends in Public Diplomacy and Nation Branding”) together with Diana Ingenhoff (University of Fribourg), James Pamment (Lund University), Rhonda Zaharna (American University), Jay Wang (USC Center on Public Diplomacy) and Steve Pike (Syracuse University). 12 papers out of 33 submissions were selected to be presented and discussed in a forum with established scholars from the field serving as mentors and giving feedback to each participant. The conference was sponsored by The Center on Public Diplomacy, University of Southern California & Rhonda Zaharna, Syracuse University and Lund University. It was a great success and brought new insights for both PhD students and established scholars.
The Centre of Postgraduate Medical Research & Education (CoPMRE) held its Spring Visiting Faculty Day at the Executive Business Centre. Fourteen posters (VF Programme Spring 2018) were presented showcasing the breadth of collaborative projects being undertaken by BU and local clinicians. The Best Poster prize was awarded to Dr Paul Whittington, Department of Computing & Informatics, Faculty of Science and Technology, for his presentation entitled Automatic Detection of User Abilities through the SmartAbility Framework. Professor Tamas Hickish, judge, felt that all the posters were excellent and address important health care issues. Paul’s poster was chosen as the research was generated by a deep understanding of disability, the use a mobile phone technology and generalisability to significant areas of health care need such as stroke and frailty. As such his work is scalable and feasible.
Visiting Faculty Days are a great opportunity to share innovative ideas and research. The event was very well received and links for possible further collaboration have already been formed as a result of networking. Our next Visiting Faculty Day will be held in December.
Photo by Carl Heyerdahl on Unsplash
In November 2017, we were awarded funding through RKEO’s Charity Impact Acceleration fund to work help a local charity — StreetScene — prepare them for the new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). At the time, many charities were well aware of what GDPR was and the penalties for non-compliance. However, the guidance made available to them by the ICO was general and costly to implement in terms of time and resources. Our thoughts summarising the dilemmas faced by charities facing GDPR were recently covered by The Conversation.
Using work from her doctoral research, Jane Henriksen-Bulmer has devised a customised Data Protection Impact Assessment (DPIA) process for charities, which she is now putting into practice at StreetScene. This helps them evaluate how privacy impacts their business workflows, and the privacy risks they face.
To help other charities benefit from this work, we will be running a free GDPR for Charities workshop on June 11th at the EBC. The workshop will share the results of this work with around 50 participants who work for or with local charities, and provide hands-on training on the process and complementary design techniques and software tools that charities can put into immediate practice. We’ll also be running a panel with invited speakers to discuss the challenges that small charities face with GDPR.
Although this work is helping local charities, we hope our work leads to more debate on how everyone (and not just big business) can ‘build in’ sustainable security and privacy.
The final BU Loudspeaker Orchestra concert of this academic year took place in the Student Hall, Talbot Campus on Wednesday 2nd May 2018. This concert featured a range of electroacoustic music including work from undergraduate students, postgraduate researchers and staff at BU. The concert was a great opportunity for students, researchers and staff to collaborate on and co-create a live music event, and to present their music in a professional context.
Students from the BSc Music and Sound Production Technology course (Creative Technology) contributed a range of high-quality compositions. Many of these pieces were composed from field recordings; some from Bournemouth and Poole, some from London, and others from locations as far afield as Pune, India. The students also rigged the loudspeaker system, and then took part in a diffusion workshop (co-delivered by Ambrose Seddon and Panos Amelides, Creative Technology), learning and rehearsing some fundamental concepts for live multi-channel sound spatialisation in preparation for the concert. The programme also featured music from FMC PGR composer Antonino Chiaramonte and BU lecturer and composer Ambrose Seddon.
The sun setting over the Talbot campus buildings made for a fitting backdrop to the concert. Thanks to all who attended!
BU hosts first seminar as part of a two seminar event.
Sponsored by the Leisure Studies Association and in partnership with Southampton Solent University and Vrije Universiteit Brussel (Belgium)
Wednesday 8th May in Executive Business Centre
Dr Andrew Adams has led on developing this event which for the first part of the event brings international scholars and stakeholdrs together to discuss issues and forge new agendas concerning the developing field of evaluation. Speacial attention is likely to focus on the value, application and importance of realist evaluation practices.
Speakers at BU include: Professor Fred Coalter (Leeds Beckett University), Professor Sam Porter (Bournemouth University) and Dr Reinhard Haudenhuyse (Vrije Universiteit Brussel)
If you might be interested in attending more information can be found here; https://newsletters.bournemouth.ac.uk/t/8U0-5I90G-79RYK1F7BA/cr.aspx
The programme for the day can be found here; Seminar Programme
Further information can be obtained from
Andrew Adams: firstname.lastname@example.org
A year on from BU hosting the prestigious British Conference of Undergraduate Research, the annual BCUR 2018 gathering this year was hosted by the University of Sheffield last week. On the heels of a successful SURE 2018 at BU in March, 7 undergraduate students from across all faculties were supported to showcase their research at BCUR 2018 among close to 600 delegates. Atanas Nikolaev, a SURE sponsored student and recent graduate of Sports Management did a presentation on his ethnographic study of Embodied Experiences of Women at Leisure Centres, “The most interesting aspect of the conference to me was the opportunity to engage with like-minded people across various scientific fields. It was a great way to get exposure for my research project and be challenged with ideas that could potentially lead to future developments. BCUR was great to learn about research that was of interest to me and to potentially build lasting relationships with young researchers from across the country”.
Bethan Stephenson, an FMC student studying English presented a piece of research entitled ‘The Changing Space of Warwick County Museum’ which challenges notions of memory and how historic accounts are valued. Bethan said “I really enjoyed the experience of attending the British Conference of Undergraduate Research (BCUR) at Sheffield University, and found it very illuminating. I got there not really knowing what the conference fully entailed, and so was very pleasantly surprised. As a final year student, I’ve been recently contemplating post-graduation options, and the introduction to BCUR was incredibly informative. They discussed the importance of research-based careers, and the opportunities this can lead to. I’ve always loved research, and have multiple fields that I’m passionate about, and so I really feel like this introductory talk helped confirm my desire to undertake a masters, and possibly a PhD, in the future”.
Other BU students taking part included Charlie Simmons, a business studies marketing student presenting on Digital Immersion and the Streaming of E-Sports. Tereza Paskova, a final year Tourism student presented on Emotional Intelligence as a tool in customer satisfaction in tourism/hospitality settings. Isobel Hunt, a Faculty of Science and Technology student studying Psychology presenting on Consumer Decision Making and Trust for Online Restaurant Reviews and Scott Wilkes who is studying Sport Development and Coaching Sciences and also presented his research on the effects of stammer has on social participation in sport amongst Young People.
The involvement of BU undergraduate research at the national BCUR event along with a presence at their annual precursor event, Posters in Parliament, has been possible with key support and involvement from CEL and key contributors across all faculties. It is an opportune channel for students to engage with the research process and make real world connections to the impact of their work. For future opportunities in these initiatives, contact Mary Beth Gouthro email@example.com.
ICCWS uniquely addresses cyber security, cyber warfare and information warfare. Over the years the Conference has been attended by a variety of security and military organisations including Cyber Security Policy Research Institute, more than 10 national defence colleges, NATO, SHAPE etc.
The conference is being organised by Dr Noëlle van der Waag-Cowling, military science professional with 25 years of experience in the Department of Defence, South Africa and 20 years of experience in South African Higher Education at Stellenbosch University. She is also the co-ordinator of the Cyber Project at the Security Institute for Governance and Leadership in Africa. Noëlle is associated with the BU’s Centre for Conflict, Rule of Law and Society.
As part of the new plan BU2025, “we want to continue to develop our global partnerships and links with other institutions and organisations”. This is an admirable aim, and it is, of course, the best way forward for a truly global Higher Education Institution like Bournemouth University (BU). But to translate this general aim into a particular global partnership we need to consider the underlying processes of initiating and developing such partnerships. We published a paper  on the issues one needs to consider in developing a partnership, based on the example of BU’s partnership with Manmohan Memorial Institute of Health Sciences (MMIHS) in Nepal.
In late February this year MMIHS signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MoA) with BU at a ceremony in the Nepalese capital Kathmandu, where Prof. Stephen Tee represented BU. This MOA is an agreement between us that provides a basis on which the parties will consider potential future collaboration. The UoA formalises a long-standing collaboration between the two institutions, and indicates a desire to collaborate further in the future. MMIHS and BU academics have jointly applied for research grants, conducted collaborative research and published together and it is exactly this personal link between people that allows this, and many other, global partnerships to flourish.
Prof. Edwin van Teijlingen
Centre for Midwifery, Maternal & Perinatal Health
- van Teijlingen, E., Marahatta, S.B., Simkhada, P., McIver, M., Sharma, J.P. (2017) Developing an international higher education partnerships between high & low-income countries: two case studies J Manmohan Memorial Inst Health Sci, 3(1): 94-100.
On Wednesday 28th February 2018 guest composer Dr Annie Mahtani, University of Birmingham and Birmingham Electroacoustic Sound Theatre (BEAST), joined us for a concert of multi-channel, surround-sound music for Loudspeaker Orchestra in the Allsebrook Lecture Theatre. Organised by Ambrose Seddon (EMERGE; Creative Technology), the varied programme featured works from BEAST and BU composers.
Annie Mahtani presented and diffused three of her own multi-channel compositions (Inversions; Past Links; Aeolian) along with works by fellow BEAST composers James Carpenter (Pent-Up) and Nikki Sheth (Orford Ness). Ambrose Seddon diffused his recent multi-channel electroacoustic work Traces of Play while Panos Amelidis (EMERGE; Creative Technology and pictured sound-checking) diffused two compositions: Bird Train and Cracks.
Student volunteers from our BSc Music & Sound Production Technology provided crucial help rigging the loudspeaker system – they also gained invaluable insights into novel surround-sound loudspeaker configurations.
Thanks to all who attended and persevered despite the cold conditions!
Following on from the two US Funding seminars on 8th March, limited spaces are still available for the two sessions on Friday, 9th March:
Grants in the Humanities & Social Sciences – 09:00 – 12:00
Building the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Grant Proposal – 13:30 – 16:30
Both sessions will also be useful for those who do not consider themselves within these disciplines.
BU academic staff and PGRs can book to attend or turn up in time for the starting times of 09:00 and 13:30, but you will not be able to partake in the refreshments or networking lunch as the numbers for this have already been finalised. The event is taking place in FG04 with priority being given to those who have already registered.
Dr Elvira Bolat has secured Erasmus Staff Teaching Mobility fund to visit and teach at the University of Beira Interior (Covilhã, Portugal) in May-June 2018. Elvira will deliver a social media marketing and online communication course to Master students. This visit will be hosted by Dr Arminda Maria Finisterra do Paço, Assistant Professor in Marketing.
In addition, Dr Bolat is organising and chairing the 17th The International Congress on Public and Non Profit Marketing (IAPNM), an annual event organised by major universities and scientific institutes that offers a friendly atmosphere and professional work environment for the presentation and discussion of the latest scientific and practical advances in the areas of public and nonprofit marketing, as well as in any other issue related to corporate social responsibility, social marketing and management of nonprofit organisations. IAPNM will be held in Bournemouth on 6-7 September 2018. The event attracts academics, businesses, public organisations and non-profit organisations across the world. Bournemouth being a Sustainable Fish city of Europe will continue building on its current reputation in a sustainability agenda. Dr Arminda Maria Finisterra do Paço and Dr Helena Maria Alves, from the University of Beira Interior, are members of IAPNM scientific committee. Travel to and teaching in the University of Beira Interior will allow Dr Bolat to discuss organisation of IAPNM in Bournemouth as well as enable collaborative research projects via joint funding proposals and research papers around use of social media in NGO’s (non-governmental organisations), tourism or HEI (higher education institutions).
Overall the visit will strengthen and expand the partnership between BU and the University of Beira Interior, especially in relation to the nonprofit marketing discipline.
Dr Jason Sit has secured Erasmus+ staff mobility fund to visit IQS School of Management (Universitat Ramon Llull, Barcelona) in April 2018. Jason will share his research insights into Retail Consumer Experience and Technology with the UG and PGT marketing students at IQS. The visit will be hosted by Associate Professor Nicoletta Occhiocupo who teaches and researches in the domain of retail marketing. The visit will strengthen and expand the partnership between BU and IQS, especially in relation to the retail marketing discipline.
The third Interdisciplinary Research Week (IRW) is being held from 19th to 23rd March 2018. Join us to celebrate the breadth and excellence of Bournemouth University’s interdisciplinary research, and stimulate new collaborations and ideas amongst the University’s diverse research community.
The week-long event includes a programme of lectures, workshops, and discussions, aimed at promoting interdisciplinary workings; to provide an understanding of how to get involved in Interdisciplinary Research.
Inspirational Speaker – Professor Celia Lury
British Academy Visit – Interdisciplinary Research
Collaborating with Others: Becoming a Better Team worker
Networking: Making the Most of an Upcoming Event
New research realities and interdisciplinarity
Interdisciplinary research with industry
Speed Collaborations event
Lighting Talks: What can and should be achieved in Interdisciplinary Research
Last April representing the research team from Bournemouth University, Sarah Hodge presented cross-discipline PhD research in a competitive symposium in Las Vegas organised by Nick Bowman. The research team included Jacqui Taylor and John McAlaney from the department of Psychology, Davide Melacca and Christos Gatzidis from the department of Creative technology and Eike Anderson for the National Centre for Computer Animation. Since then the research project was invited to contribute a chapter to a book related to the topics from the Symposium, which is due out this summer (see below for further details).
In the spirit of this collaboration, Nick came to BU this month to give a guest talk for the Psychology seminar series, which was open to all departments and faculties. The talk was related to the book from the symposium and was titled: Video Game Demand – Specifying and Measuring an Elusive Construct.
In this talk Nick proposes a model and scale of measuring the demands of video games on the user (see below for further details). It was wonderful to see those from other departments and faculties attending the talk, creating a diverse audience and an engaging atmosphere. The talk also supported the psychology undergraduates; particularly those that selected the Cyberpsychology final year unit, where they had been discussing Nick’s and colleagues research. It was a fantastic experience having Nick visiting Bournemouth from America, and we are looking forward to future collaborations with him.
Book: Bowman, N. D. (in press). Video games: A medium that demands our attention (Ed.). New York: Routledge
Chapter 7 contribution from BU: Hodge, S., McAlaney, J., Gatzidis, C., Anderson, E.F., Melacca, D. and Taylor., J. Applying Psychological Theory to in-game moral behaviors through the development of a purpose-made game.
Chapters related to Nick’s talk: Chapter 1 Bowman, N.D. The Demanding Nature of Video Game Play and Chapter 13 Bowman, N.D., Wasserman, J., and Banks., J. Development of the Video Game Demand Scale
If you would like more information about the research please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
We are very pleased to annouce CFP: Nexus of Migration and Tourism: Creating Social Sustainability Symposium on 20-21 September at Vietnam National University, Hanoi.
Deadline for Abstracts: 15 March 2018
For more information: https://tourism-migration.co.uk.
Prof Michael Hitchcock, Goldsmiths, University of London
Prof Adele Ladkin, Bournemouth University, UK
Prof Alan Lew, Northern Arizona University, USA
Prof Noel Salazar, KU Leuven, Belgium
‘Tourism and Memories of Home: Migrants, Displaced People, Exiles and Diasporic Communities’ by Dr. Sabine Marschall, University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
We are also delighted to announce that, with quality submissions, we will potentially organise two special issues with two sponsoring journals: ‘Tourism Geographies’ http://www.tgjournal.com/ & ‘e-Review of Tourism Research’ https://ertr.tamu.edu/
Looking forward to receiving your abstract by 15 March!