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…

Academic Language and Literacy Group

Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities (SSH) Department of Education, Childhood and Inclusion (DECI) Two seminar sessions were delivered by the Academic Language & Literacy Group (ALL) to all Level 4 BA Education Studies students. The sessions were based on priorities identified through consultation with course and module leaders and analysis of previous students’ assignments.…

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…

International Study Projects

Sheffield Business School (SBS) Department of Management Using GoGlobal funding, the Department of Management piloted a study trip to Germany in the summer of 2018 to assess student’s willingness to engage in international field trips. Based on this experience the department organised an international study project to take 45 students from SBS to their partner…

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…

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…