Assessment brief and marking grid

Faculty of Health and Wellbeing (HWB) Department of Allied Health Professions The project was prioritised for Levels 4 and Level 7. Students were engaged in the discussion at an early stage in the process. The project has been delivered with the support of the assessment leads and a number of workshops were held with staff…

Enhancing extended scientific writing skills (HWB)

Faculty of Health and Wellbeing (HWB) Department of Biosciences and Chemistry This project had a working hypothesis that the BME attainment gap within Biomedical Sciences may be partly due to BME students having under-developed skills in extending writing.  This project aimed to investigate two areas: the underlying reasons behind any differences in extended writing skills…

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…

Writing Skills Group

Faculty of Health and Wellbeing: Department of Social Work and Social Care and Community Studies The department is revisiting a previous writing skills group to see if the re-introduction of the programme would be helpful and achievable within current resources. The successful work was published by departmental colleagues in 2014 and has had some success…

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…