Faculty of Health and Wellbeing (HWB)
Academy of Sport and Physical Activity (ASPA)
The aim of this project area is to increase the support opportunities and sense of belonging among BAME students. Different approaches have been adopted in different courses with examples including developing ideas for a student online support group, and promotion of Studiosity as evidence suggests that BAME students are less likely to ask for help and support.
The department highlighted BAME opportunities in examples of societies during induction. Course leaders have promoted a BAME Sports Coaching group which has further led to Physical Education and School Sport have showing an interest in forming a group. Staff within the department were approached by students and indicated they had an interest in forming such a group. However, so far no one has come forward to help promote/run the groups. The department is currently working alongside another department within Health and Wellbeing who have reported similar challenges.
As of yet, this project is not yet scalable or transferable. Similar efforts made in other depts in the Faculty with the same result.
For further information contact the project lead Amanda West, firstname.lastname@example.org