Placement Practitioner Conference

Faculty of Health and Wellbeing (HWB) Within the Health and Social Care departments, a Placement Practitioner conference was held in October 2018 to explore a number of issues relating to BME students’ experience in practice placements and the relationship to their fitness to practice. The purpose of this conference was to educate practice educators and…

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…

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…

Decolonising the Curriculum: Modules

Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities (SSH) Department of Psychology, Sociology and Politics (PSP) The attempt to address low attainment, achievement, recruitment and retention amongst students from “BME” heritages and backgrounds has taken place at various levels in PSP with each department striving to address its curriculum, and approaches within teaching, syllabus and content. Within…

Placement uptake by BAME Law and Criminology students

Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities Department of Law and Criminology The aim was to establish a baseline as to whether students who identify as BAME take part in placement opportunities across the department. The project initially highlighted that participants were not asked to provide demographic information as part of the placement application process. Therefore,…

Graduate Interns – Student Voice

Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities (SSH) Department of Education, Childhood and Inclusion (DECI) The department of Education, Childhood and Inclusion employs three graduate interns. Part of their role is to undertake Listening Room projects with BAME students to understand their perspective on the attainment gap and what they believe would help to close the…

Road map to Change Event

Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities (SSH) Department of Education, Childhood and Inclusion (DECI) On Stephen Lawrence day (22nd April), the department held the Road map to Change Event. All undergraduate courses across the department reflected on their current attainment gap and the impact of projects and work on closing the gap. This was done…

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…