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…

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…

Mentoring BME 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…

Inclusive Classroom

Sheffield Business School (SBS) Department of Management This approach was initially discussed as launching in September 2018, with level 4 students attending a timetabled seminar to help them to think about creating an inclusive classroom environment. Some courses have gone a little towards making this happen but there is further to go for 2019/20. For…

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:…

Staff Awareness Raising and Enhanced Student Support

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…

Role Modelling Campaign

Sheffield Business School (SBS) Department of Management Research suggests that students from BME backgrounds respond positively to BME role models. Consequently, the class of 2018 students who graduated with a good honours (first or 2:1) were approached to become SBS role models. The department now has a diverse group of participants and aim to publish…