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
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 BME and working class backgrounds. I suggested that the negative impacts of both ST and IB were facilitated within the habitus comprised of the ‘colonised classroom’ and the ‘colonial curriculum’.
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 also been ‘walking the talk’ and putting some of the strategies into practice with our own students.
On the 14th February 2018, to mark the completion of the first-year cohort of staff and student workshops at UAL for the HEFCE-Funded Changing Mindsets research intervention, we were delighted to be joined by Turner Prize-winning artist and UAL Chancellor, Grayson Perry.
I have been fortunate that during the first few months of my PhD study at the University of Portsmouth, I have had the opportunity to attend some very interesting events, including: a launch of “Inside the Ivory Tower: Narratives of women of colour surviving and thriving in British Academia”
Author: Vikki Hill, Project Officer, University of the Arts London 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
Author: Karl C. Alvestad, Project Officer – University of Winchester 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
Author: Jenny Terry, Project Officer – University of Brighton 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
Author: Arif Mahmud, Project Officer – University of Portsmouth 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
Author: Vikki Hill, Project Officer, University of the Arts London 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)
Peer-leaders our (not so) secret tool for success: Reflection on the values of peer leaders in stimulating a Growth Mindset Author: Karl C. Alvestad, Project Officer – University of Winchester To the project team at Winchester, peer-leaders are integral to
Author: Liam Greenslade, Project Officer – Canterbury Christ Church University Any educational intervention that seeks to address comparative disadvantage across lines such as ethnicity, gender, and/or socio-economic position faces a number of significant issues. Amongst the most notable of these
Author: Jenny Terry, Project Officer – University of Brighton It is the start of a new term at the University of Brighton. I am standing at the front of one of our larger lecture halls. The eyes of 200 Freshers
Author: Arif Mahmud, Project Officer – University of Portsmouth Stereotypes can impact students in more ways than we may anticipate. If we notice it or not, it can happen to anyone. There is evidence that the fear of living up
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