News: Evaluation of the OfS Addressing Barriers to Student Success programme

An independent report summarising the findings from the OfS Addressing Barriers to Student Success programme has been published. Between March 2017 and October 2019, the £7.5 million programme funded 17 projects across the country, focusing on addressing gaps in educational and employment outcomes of students from the lowest socioeconomic backgrounds and for black, Asian and minority ethnic students by supporting student belonging and engagement with higher education, and consequently participation, retention and attainment.

Upcoming events: Disparities in Attainment CPD series

The degree awarding gap, also called the degree attainment gap, between white and Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME students) is complex problem that continues to challenge the Higher Education sector. The Disparities in Attainment series of Continuous Professional Development have been designed to build race equity into the core of everything we do at Hallam. These sessions are available for all academic and professional services staff to attend and can be booked through the Core Portal – click ‘Continue reading’ for full details.

Call for Proposals: 2019 UEL Learning and Teaching Symposium

The 2019 University of East London Learning and Teaching Symposium takes place on Thursday 19 September. Proposals for interactive sessions are invited on the theme of “Connected Students” with a particular interest in decolonial praxes aimed at addressing the BAME ‘attainment gap’. The deadline for submissions is 15 July 2019 – see the symposium website for more information. #uelLTSymp19

Writing circles and retreats as tools for enhancing student’s writing: ‘Will there be a writing circle soon? They’ve really helped with my grades’

          Strand Student attainment Type Campfire Learning Objective(s) This session will provide information and reflections on a pilot to support disciplinary writing. This project was developed to increase student academic literacy with a specific focus on including students from a widening participation background (e.g. BME/first generation). The project focused on supporting…

The Experiment- Writing Forum: in tempore feedback on writing to support student learning with both undergraduate and postgraduate students

Along with the following slides please refer to Michele’s writing forum feedback notes         Strand Student attainment Type Campfire Learning Objective(s) appreciate the benefits of this Writing Forum mode from students for their academic writing understand how coaching  in this manner can benefit  the student writer understand how this Writing Forum mode…