The Learning Resource Center (LRC) and Faculty of Arts and Humanities at The British University in Egypt (BUE) are proud to announce their cooperation on offering an “Introductory Level Training Certificate in Language and Literacy” for fresh graduates and senior college students. 

 

Dr. Nagwa participated in the International Project Week (IPW) of the University of Applied Sciences Nordhausen from April 23 - 27, 2018 where she taught a project titled “Developing Effective Communication Skills” that is accredited (2 ECTS credits) and the students get these credits according to their performance and participation during the five days of the project. It was a combination of lecturing, group work and other classroom activities. The project group was divided into 4 sub-groups who all gave a poster presentation on the last day of the project week. All the group presented their key findings and outcomes of the project and also attended the poster presentations of other groups.

Dr. Nagwa received a thank you letter from the University of Applied Sciences Nordhausen which stated that her project was highly appreciated by the students and that it “left a positive lasting impression with them”. This was apparent in their poster presentation. She also received an invitation to attend next year’s 21st International Project Week at the University of Applied Sciences Nordhausen.
 

The Faculty of Arts and Humanities at the British University in Egypt (BUE) signed a Memorandum of Understanding between the Continuing Education Centre (CEC) and the Learning Resource Centre (LRC), on the 12th of September 2017.  The Continuing Education Centre represented by Prof. Shadia Fahim, Dean of the Faculty of Arts & Humanities and the Learning Resources Center (LRC), represented by Ms. Maha Kamal El Din Helaly as the Chairman and Managing Director signed the MOU under the auspices of the President of the BUE and in the presence of the members of the training entity of LRC and the academic staff members of the BUE.

The aim of this MOU is to collaborate in the field of inclusive education by offering a set of training programmes to raise the professional competence of workers in the field of inclusive education. Accordingly, joint training courses and awareness sessions will be delivered covering the areas of advocacy, parents' empowerment, capacity building and many others.




 

The BUE participated in Going Global 2018 from 2-4 May 2018. The BUE Research Team (Prof. Shadia Fahim, Dr. Mohamad Saad and Dr. Rania M. Rafik Khalil) shared the findings of their research “Perceptions of Syrian Refugees on Higher Education” on the 3rd May 2018 in the session titled “Refugees in tertiary education: global challenge, local responses” from 9:30-10:45am. Dr. Mohamad Saad was the speaker at the conference on behalf of the BUE and the research team. The research is funded by the British Council, UK and the UNHCR with a total of $52,052 as external research funding.

The session was chaired by Gail Campbell, Director Education – MENA, British Council, Egypt. The research has been ongoing for 8 months, two stages have been completed and is currently still in progress.

Listen to the full session on the audio-podcast:
https://open.http.mp.streamamg.com/index.php/extwidget/preview/partner_id/3000404/uiconf_id/30011596/entry_id/0_1plj3c77/embed/auto?flashvars[streamerType]=hds

Visit the Going Global 2018 website for more details:
https://www.britishcouncil.org/going-global/programme/sessions/refugees-tertiary-education

 
All researchers will encounter peer review in their careers; either as authors or as a reviewer.

The Faculty of Arts and Humanities at the British University in Egypt (BUE) in recognition of the key role peer review plays in the research publishing process, participated in the global event Peer Review Week 2017 which took place from 11-17 September 2017 in different parts around the world.

The Faculty of Arts and Humanities held a two-hour seminar on Thursday 14th September 2017 in the Cultural Room at the BUE-Library. The seminar revolved around the importance of peer review, its direct link to high-quality research, transparency in the peer review process, the rigorous procedure of ensuring the authenticity of works published, how to become a peer reviewer and tips for effective peer review. The seminar raised awareness among academics around the value of peer review on an international level and the many benefits which can reflect on both the academic staff and the university.

The seminar was lead and facilitated by the Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Humanities Prof. Shadia Fahim, and guest speakers who participated were Prof. Yehia Bahei El Din Vice President for Research and Postgraduate Studies and Prof. Iman El Mahallawi adjunct professor in the Faculty of Engineering at the BUE.

The seminar concluded with an open discussion, a Q&A session and the dissemination of a pamphlet about best practice for peer review, a list of suggested resources for academic staff and frequently asked questions about peer review.






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