Tag: Hallam Guild

Community of Inclusive Practice Group

Hallam Guild: Community of Inclusive Practice Group

This project aims to create a community which brings together all stakeholders to consider the shared goals and common interests of inclusion and belonging, which is built on developing sector-leading, trans-disciplinary approaches to enhancing teaching excellence and an excellent student experience. The aim is to share our practice and lessons learnt as well as encourage collaboration to create an environment where all students can engage in a way that meets their needs and feel a valued part of the University community.

The group is scheduled to run until the end of the 2019/20 academic year.


For further information contact the project lead Marissa Hill, m.hill@shu.ac.uk and Jo Fleming, j.fleming@shu.ac.uk

Status: ongoing

Compassion in Higher Education Group

Hallam Guild: Compassion in Higher Education Group

This Hallam Guild group aimed to support the development and sharing educational practices that support a more compassionate experience of HE for students and staff. So far, the group has organised two dates for staff workshop events. The group is scheduled to run until the end of the 2019/20 academic year.

For further information contact the project lead Cathy Malone, c.malone@shu.ac.uk

Status: ongoing

Mentoring BAME students

Sheffield Business School (SBS)

Department of Service Sector Management

This Hallam Guild project aims to facilitate regular student group meetings to discuss and explore issues such as culture, faith, academic, social, physical and emotional wellbeing. This project created a supportive forum where both students and staff are able to talk about ongoing issues and barriers of lower number of Higher Education applications and completion which contribute to the attainment gap. The estimated completion date for this project is 31st July 2019.

For further information contact the project lead Jacqui McKoy-Lewens, j.mckoy-lewens@shu.ac.uk and Jaffer Idris, j.idris@shu.ac.uk

Status: completed

Migration, Refuge and the University Group

Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities: Department of the Natural and Built Environment

This Hallam Guild group aims to champion issues around migration and migrant communities within the University. It will celebrate the contributions of international, migrant and displaced academics, researchers, students and professional staff within the Hallam community. It will also highlight the position of the University as an active participant within a global academic community. It will seek to grow the University’s stature in this role through engagement with and support for vulnerable and displaced scholars at Hallam and worldwide. Additionally, It will seek to develop resources and networks both internally and externally, to support new applied research and collaboration around themes of migration and refuge in Sheffield and globally.

The first major outcome of the group will be engagement of the University with Sheffield Refugee Week in June. The group is scheduled to run until the end of the 2019/20 academic year.

For further information contact the project lead Dr Jonathan Bridge, j.w.bridge@shu.ac.uk

Status: completed

Supporting International Students

Faculty of Health and Wellbeing (HWB)

Department of Allied Health Professions (AHP)

This Hallam Guild project aims to develop support resources for both international healthcare students on placements and the staff that support them. Through collaboration with staff and students, support resources will be developed in order to overcome cultural and communication barriers. The project has three main intentions:

-increase retention: by providing more targeted preparation for practice and addressing some of the cultural/language barriers and providing strategies for students pre-placement would give them the best opportunity and time to meet the practice standards required to pass their practice placements and hence increase retention.

-increase highly skilled employment or further study- passing practice placements successfully is essential to gaining a qualification in occupational therapy and physiotherapy which are both deemed to be highly skilled employment.

– increase student satisfaction: students will feel more supported in their practice placements and in the preparation for these and feel that their specific issues are being acknowledged and addressed by both university and practice placement staff. Lack of understanding of some of the cultural issues by practice staff can affect the quality of support perceived by students that they are receiving.

For further information contact the project lead Shirley Masterson, s.s.masterson@shu.ac.uk

Status: ongoing

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