Induction

Sheffield Business School (SBS) Department of Management The department for subject groups at the September induction 2018 to have course wide welcome events. This allowed new students from a BME background to potentially identify informal role models amongst the senior students. It is too early to identify whether this has made a difference to retention…

Student inspirations and aspirations: and the effect on the BME attainment gap

Faculty of Health and Wellbeing (HWB) Department of Biosciences and Chemistry This Hallam Guild project works closely with students to determine how their inspirations to study as well as their career aspirations correlate with level 4 attainment, retention and progression.The overarching aim of this project is to reduce the BME attainment gap by gaining a…

Barriers to applying for taking up placements

Sheffield Business School (SBS) Department of Finance, Accounting and Business Systems In 2018/19 a research study was undertaken looking at students from BME backgrounds and their engagement and experience with placements and the placement system in SBS. Semi structured focus groups held and an open ended questionnaire was used. The objectives of the project are:…

Role Modelling Campaign

Sheffield Business School (SBS) Department of Management Research suggests that students from BME backgrounds respond positively to BME role models. Consequently, the class of 2018 students who graduated with a good honours (first or 2:1) were approached to become SBS role models. The department now has a diverse group of participants and aim to publish…

BAME mentoring programme for Architectural Technology degree

Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities: Department of the Natural and Built Environment The aim of this intervention was to support BAME students’ attainment through the introduction of an opt-in mentoring scheme where BAME students would be allocated professional mentors working in practice. Mentors were identified and offered to both level 4 and 5 students.…

Academic integrity and academic conduct and the BME attainment gap

Faculty of Health and Wellbeing The university has a responsibility for operating processes for preventing, identifying, investigating and responding to unacceptable academic practice, outlined by the QAA Quality Code. As well as this, the university has stated intent to have an inclusive culture and curriculum. Currently Black and minority ethnic (BME) students are over represented…