Juliet Ellis, A Case Study – Role model for BME filmmakers

Faculty of Science, Technology and Arts (STA) Department of Media Arts & Communication (MAC) The aim of this project was to support young people to access filmmaking courses in order to diversify the student body – which in turn can impact on retention and success. A short film documentary was made which portrays Sheffield based…

Addressing the barriers to student uptake of placements

Faculty of Science, Technology and Arts: Engineering and Maths The project was instigated in recognition of the fact that BME students do not apply for placements or are not successful in gaining placements to the same extent as non-BME students. This in turn can impact on the attainment gap. Identifying barriers and required support was…

Barriers to taking up placements

Faculty of Science, Technology and Arts (STA) Department of Computing Successful placement experiences potentially contribute to better degree outcomes. For this reason, the aim of the project was to increase the number of BME students applying for and successfully gaining work placements, by increasing and tailoring support for BME students when making their placement applications.…

Success principles for Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic Students

Faculty of Science, Technology and Arts (STA) Department of Computing This project sets out to co-create the support needed to address the attainment gap in degree classifications, employability and support the development of the SHU graduate attributes. This initiative draws upon BME role models who have achieved success in their careers/businesses to not only inspire…

Raising aspirations to study: Ambassador Celebration event

Faculty of Science, Technology and Arts (STA) Department of Art & Design Diversification of the student body is anticipated to lead to greater BME retention and success. We supported Ignite Imaginations (https://www.igniteimaginations.org.uk/) by sponsoring 20 young people to take part in the Art and Cultural Ambassador programme. The department hosted the programme’s end-of-year celebration in…