How can we close the BME attainment gap? Interventions with Impact December 2016

By Liz Austen Event Report on an¬†Interventions with Impact Development Event, led by Liz Austen, Stella Jones-Devitt and Alan Donnelly, Wednesday 7th December 2016 This development workshop invited participants to analyse SHU institutional data which outlines the attainment gap between UK domiciled BME students and White students by Faculty and Course. Where possible, key messages…

The BME attainment gap is a ‘wicked’ problem

by Liz Austen and Caroline Heaton In recognition of the assertion by Mountford-Zimdars et al (2015) that student belonging and confidence are key factors in encouraging student engagement, the Directorate of Student Engagement, Evaluation and Research, in partnership with other key institutional and external stakeholders, are undertaking an analysis which examines the extent to which…