Learn more about the academic experience of underrepresented groups

The University is committed to ensuring that our student body, irrespective of background, has a high-quality learning and teaching environment in which to thrive. Our students come to us with a rich variety of experiences and it is important we listen to and reflect on their individual lived experiences as we build an inclusive curriculum to support the needs of all learners.

Starting points

Alisha Lobo, SU Community Officer, created a talk show series to bring to light the conversations she had with students from underrepresented groups, focusing on their lived experience.

This series aims to shed light on the experiences of underrepresented groups, as well as discussing what we as a University community can do to ensure that we are a welcoming community for all and where we can improve diversity.

Blue Table Talk - Black Women

Blue Table Talk - LGBT+ Community

Further resources and support

The Curriculum Development Officer (Inclusion) can support with:

  • signposting to internal and external resources and research in this area, including practical strategies for learning and teaching.

Please contact us if you have expertise in this area or if you have research or practical solutions you would like to share.

Dr Eleanor Parker

Eleanor is part of the Curriculum Development team addressing a wide range of teaching and learning issues across the institution, focusing on inclusion.

Contact Eleanor

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