In my previous blog I argued that one of the problems with teaching or training around the topics of stereotype threat and implicit bias lay in the difficulty of delivering information which could, from the point of view of the student, be quite sensitive and possibly threatening.
Vikki Hill (UAL Project Officer for Changing Mindsets) in conversation with Dr Gurnam Singh (Principal Lecturer in Social Work at Coventry University and Visiting Fellow in Race and Education at UAL) about barriers and strategies in moving towards a culture of 'unconscious non-bias' in Higher Education.
My first encounter with the attainment and awarding gaps in higher education came in 2015-16, when I undertook a small research project into the inclusivity of the curriculum at University of Winchester.
When faced with a room full of the University of Brighton’s notoriously critical social scientists, I will admit to being somewhat apprehensive about trying to sell them the concepts behind the Changing Mindsets project. I was all too aware of the critique that would most likely be levied against the project
In light of the recent headlines (Guardian, 2017) revealing stark inequalities in British higher education, this blog presents some of the existing national gaps by the numbers relevant to the Changing Mindsets project
Author: Vikki Hill, Project Officer – University of the Arts London University of the Arts London (UAL): Placing equality, diversity and inclusivity for staff and students at the core of what we do. University of the Arts London is one
Author: Karl C. Alvestad, Project Officer – University of Winchester At the University of Winchester, the Changing Mindsets project takes the Institutional values into practice. Our values ‘individuals matter’ ‘social justice’ and ‘diversity’ are at the heart of our identity
Author: Liam Greenslade, , Project Officer – Canterbury Christ Church University Founded in 1962 as a Church of England teacher training college with 70 students, Canterbury Christ Church University (CCCU) now has a student body of over 17,000 spread across three
Author: Jenny Terry, Project Officer – University of Brighton The Changing Mindsets project at Brighton supports the University’s strategy ‘Practical Wisdom’ for 2016-2021. In the strategy, we set out our commitment to enhance the quality of all we do, invest
Author: Arif Mahmud, Project Officer – University of Portsmouth The HEFCE Changing Mindsets project is a partnership of five institutions. Lead by the University of Portsmouth, the partnership also includes the University of Brighton, the University of Winchester, the University
Author: Charley Bentley, Project Administrator – University of Portsmouth The Changing Mindsets project is honoured to have Professor Patricia Devine serve as advisor. She is the Kenneth and Mamie Clark Professor of Psychology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Professor Devine’s
Author: Arif Mahmud, Project Officer – University of Portsmouth ‘Changing Mindsets’ is an innovative intervention initially developed at the University of Portsmouth for schools and Further Education colleges. It is a student and staff workshop-based intervention (avoiding a student deficit model)