Please join us at our mid-project conference, in which we will share initial findings from the project, a keynote by University of Portsmouth Chancellor Karen Blackett OBE, 'At the Intersections: Race and Class in Higher Education' student panel, and
an exhibition of portraits, stories, and artwork from the project
Creativity and innovation are words that are used frequently throughout higher education. This cannot only be directed towards students and their approaches to learning and career prospects but also towards staff and their approaches to pedagogy and practices.
Race is everywhere. From the pictures of the notable alumni that line the walls that you walk through daily, to the lecturer that stands in front of you ironically delivering a session on the Victorian era’s view of race. It is the sad but undeniable truth that the first BME member of staff you see that day may be the person who clears your lunch table.
The term ‘decolonize the curriculum’ has been a bit of a leitmotif since I enrolled at UAL last fall. It crackles with the zeitgeist of certain university communities. Its juxtaposition hits me viscerally. I read the phrase and instantly understand. But lately, I’ve been pondering how best to evoke and embody the concept for those for whom the words may seem less urgent, less obvious.
I did not plan to write this post. It came about one weekend in February, as I started to read up on ‘threshold concepts’ (Land et al, 2014) for an introduction to teaching session, whilst intermittently making a start on ‘Why I’m No Longer Talking to White People About Race’
Author: Karl C. Alvestad, Project Officer – University of Winchester As the first year of the Changing Mindsets Project is drawing to a close, and as the evaluation of the first cohort are underway, we are preparing for sharing some
Author: Arif Mahmud, Project Officer – University of Portsmouth Creativity and innovation are words that are used frequently throughout higher education. This cannot only be directed towards students and their approaches to learning and career prospects but also towards staff
Author: Ebunlomo Azeez, VP Student Experience, University of Brighton Ebunlomo Azeez is the current Vice President Academic Experience at the Brighton Student’s Union. She graduated with a first class law degree in 2017 at the age of 19. She is passionate about
Author: E Okobi, MSc Student – London College of Fashion, UAL E Okobi is currently studying an MSc Applied Psychology in Fashion at the London College of Fashion, University of the Arts London (UAL). In this article, E explores the meaning of
Author: Lucy Panesar, University of the Arts London Our guest author, Lucy Panesar, has been an Educational Developer in Diversity and Inclusion at University for the Arts London since January 2017. In this time, she has been working closely with
Author: Karl C. Alvestad, Project Officer – University of Winchester “… I do not panic as much as before…” These words were uttered by one of our Winchester Changing Mindsets Peer Leaders when they were encouraged, during a debrief meeting,
Author: Liam Greenslade, Project Officer – Canterbury Christ Church University Henry Giroux (2010) In my previous contribution I argued that factors such as implicit bias (IB) and stereotype threat (ST) could inhibit the development of growth mindsets amongst students from
Author: Jenny Terry, Project Officer, University of Brighton As well as our Project Officer roles on the Changing Mindsets project, many of us also teach. This means that as well as promoting the growth mindset approach with other staff, we’ve
Author: Vikki Hill, Project Officer, University of the Arts London UAL Changing Mindsets Workshops with Grayson Perry at Central Saint Martins, University of the Arts London (UAL) on 14th February 2018 “Transvestism is not the most interesting thing about me”
Conference Details Date: 28th June 2018 Time: 9:30am – 5:30pm Location: Park Building, King Henry I St, Portsmouth, PO1 2BZ Space is limited; registration is required Please join us at our mid-project conference, in which we will share initial findings from