In honour of International Women’s Day, Laura Watson, Project Officer for Changing Mindsets at the University of Winchester, has written about the importance of having female role-models in academia to eliminate biases.
Rayvenn Shaleigha D’Clark, BA Fine Art Alumni of Camberwell College of Arts, University of the Arts London (UAL), Visual Artist and Junior Editor at Shades of Noir, shares her reflection on her work with the Creative Mindsets team at UAL.
As part of the Changing Mindsets project we conducted a (peripheral) qualitative study relevant to our university context. We wanted to identify ways in which the Mindset workshops influenced: students’ and staff perceptions and experiences of learning, teaching and support concerning: belonging, engagement, identity development, confidence and success.
In this post, Vikki Hill outlines the work of the UAL Creative Mindsets Team over the past 3 months and introduces Emma Clayton who considers the positioning and responsibility of team members in facilitating workshops.
Author: Vikki Hill, Project Officer – University of the Arts London In this short series of interviews, Vikki Hill (Project Associate: Changing Mindsets) and Dr Gurnam Singh (Principal Lecturer in Social Work at Coventry University and Visiting Fellow for 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