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 further information contact the project lead Amanda West, email@example.com
Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities (SSH)
Department of Psychology, Sociology and Politics (PSP)
The project had four main strands:
1.cultural/diversity critical awareness and reflection for staff (delivered through pilot workshops);
2. decolonising pedagogical practice (through upcoming curriculum review of reading lists, teaching methods etc);
3.review of marketing materials and practices (to increase BME recruitment; centre a commitment to equality;
4. inclusiveness and representation); placement experiences (review of practice guidelines and student feedback forms).
The project raised staff awareness of issues facing BME students. It has highlighted how staff need to review and, where necessary, revise their approach to the curriculum in the interests of making it more inclusive and to capture diverse voices. The Department has made a commitment to a thorough critical review of practice over the medium to long term.
It is hoped that the approach to curriculum development work in PSP will be transferable. Although the content of the curricula differs across subject groups, it should still be possible to identify the process, approach and key questions raised in reviewing curricula.
For further information contact the project lead Dr Anjana Raghavan, firstname.lastname@example.org
Sheffield Business School (SBS)
Department of Service Sector Management
This project focused on raising staff awareness of Hallam’s BME degree awarding gap, its implications for Department of Service Sector Management and the need to act upon the more recent data. The project set out to:
- Raise staff awareness of attainment gap issues (including aspects of the wider BME student experience).
- Measures to identify ‘academically at risk’ BME students and target support to them.
Objectives are currently in the process of being reviewed.
There may be scope for a departmental cross-group working party to develop the attainment gap agenda.
For further information contact the project lead Philip Goulding, email@example.com
Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities
Department of Law and Criminology (DLC)
This project was built around a training session for all DLC staff. Within the design of the project, materials and resources were designed and circulated for the department to feedback on. The aim of the training session was to increase the awareness of staff on the issue that their teaching materials and assessments could be aligned in order to ensure that the Department helped the University meet the PSED. Unfortunately the training session did not go ahead due to difficulties with scheduling however the resources that were produced appear to have been useful.
The Law & Criminology session has potential to facilitate staff knowledge and insights into the PSED and the workshop could readily be rolled out to other departments within the faculty of Social Sciences & Humanities and other faculties.
The session is scalable to a large cohort, and could be run cross-departmentally etc.
For further information contact the project lead Jamie Grace, firstname.lastname@example.org