Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities (SSH)
Department of the Natural and Built Environment (NBE)
The aim of this project was to increase BAME attainment and employability by supporting the uptake of the placement year. To do this the department aimed to identify: the barriers for BAME students going on placement; what support we can put in place to encourage BAME student uptake of placements; if we need to put in place any additional placement support for these students. An infographic was produced that highlights the benefits of placements, which students can share with family members and others. In addition, there were a number of support and access issues that were raised in our survey: accessibility to employer jobs; lack of confidence; lack of support; time constraints.
The infographic uses institutional level data and can therefore be used by any department. In addition to this, each department could also add their own student comments to make it more relevant to their courses.
For further information contact the project lead Dave Gubbins, firstname.lastname@example.org