Raise awareness of SHU-led initiatives

Faculty of Health and Wellbeing (HWB) Academy of Sport and Physical Activity (ASPA) The aim of this project was to expose all staff to SHU initiatives including the Race Equality Charter and the central repository of degree awarding gap projects. An update will be given to academy leadership team and all staff meetings in 2019. For…

Challenging Whiteness in the Curriculum

Faculty of Health and Wellbeing (HWB) Academy of Sport and Physical Activity The aim of this work is to raise awareness of a need to implement changes to the curriculum or to pedagogy to help decolonise the curriculum. At all staff meetings discussions of how this was possible took place and staff had the opportunity…

Support and Belonging

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 BME students. Different approaches have been adopted in different courses with examples including developing ideas for a student online support group, and promotion of Studiosity…

Staff Diversity

Faculty of Health and Wellbeing (HWB) Academy of Sport and Physical Activity (ASPA) The department aims to increase the diversity of staff delivering teaching as Associate Lecturers (ALs)/Special Visiting Lecturers (SVLs) by undertaking three strands of work: Build a network of BME potential SVLs and ALs across the Academy. Deliver “SHU Brew Seminars” given by…

Dissertation Writing Support Drop-in

Faculty of Health and Wellbeing (HWB) Academy of Sport and Physical Activity (ASPA) This project aimed to reduce the BME attainment gap in the Academy of Sport and Physical Activity through writing support drop-in sessions for dissertation students. The drop-in sessions were delivered by dissertation tutors in the Academy who had previously undertaken a one-hour…