Enhancing personal tutor effectiveness to increase student engagement and attainment

Sheffield Business School (SBS) Department of Management The department ‘repurposed’ and developed their APA (personal tutor) approach to one which fosters a relationship with the student that engenders belonging, identity, aspiration and visualisation, and a sense of community. From this, joint APA/student case studies will be developed. More specifically these case studies will demonstrate how…

The Nursing and Midwifery Minoritised Ethnic (NAMME) group

Faculty of Health and Wellbeing (HWB) Department of Nursing and Midwifery  Within the Nursing and Midwifery department, Gary Souter established support groups for students. This included a Mature students group, a BME students group and a Men in Nursing Together (MINT) group. Ifrah Salih took over the BME student support group and actively recruited students…

Placements Revealed: Phase 2

Faculty of Health and Wellbeing (HWB) Health and Social Care Departments The Hallam Guild / BME project funding supported our Phase 2 ‘Placements Revealed’ project which enabled further analysis of the findings and supported the preparation of a literature review to enable comparison of our findings to previous work. While there is a lot of…

Placement Practitioner Conference

Faculty of Health and Wellbeing (HWB) Within the Health and Social Care departments, a Placement Practitioner conference was held in October 2018 to explore a number of issues relating to BME students’ experience in practice placements and the relationship to their fitness to practice. The purpose of this conference was to educate practice educators and…

Exploring BME students’ experiences with placements

Sheffield Business School (SBS) This project aimed to explore BME engagement and experiences with the placement system from level 3-6. It aimed to identify the challenges students may face before and during placement and highlight what support/help can be provided to encourage students to apply for placements. The initiative strived to listen to the students…

Case studies from APA discussion

Sheffield Business School (SBS) Department of Management As a pilot in 2017/18, for Business Studies and other courses in the Languages with International Business or TESOL suite, the department repurposed and developed their APA (personal tutor) approach. This included the development of joint APA/student case studies (of a cross-section of students) to tell the story…

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:…

Levelling the placement advantage

Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities (SSH) Department of the Natural and Built Environment (NBE) The aim of this project was to increase BME attainment and employability by supporting the uptake of the placement year. To do this the department aimed to identify: the barriers for BME students going on placement; what support we can…

Embedding student leaders in steering group to impact the BME

Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities (SSH) Department of Law and Criminology (DLC) This student led steering group completed a number of initiatives which gives students the opportunity to voice their experiences and to work collaboratively with stakeholders across the university in order to keep student experience at the centre of any work that was…

Can Feedback Support Greater Attainment

Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities (SSH) Department of Law and Criminology (DLC) This was an action research project that focused on improving grades through meaningful feedback. It originated out of a LEAD  projects that Amy Musgrove worked on 2017/18. Other staff members were working on similar projects and these fed back to each other…