Category Archives: Inclusivity

Addressing the attainment gap at UCA

Over the last few decades, the widening participation policies of successive UK governments have led to higher participation rates among 18 to 21 year old black and minority ethnic (BME) students (Sanders and Rose-Adams, 2014).  At the same time, the … Continue reading

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Nicholas’ teaching tip #3

It’s time for Nicholas Houghton’s teaching tip of the week. This week’s tips is: Learn all students’ names as soon as possible. You’ll find you can do it; we all can. By using their name every time you address them, … Continue reading

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There’s nothing quite like being found out

Photo by Eneida Hoti on Unsplash I recently put together a teaching session on making digital technology accessibe in teaching. The session was part of UCA’s PGCert in Creative Education, which I lead, and so I should know what I’m … Continue reading

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Nicholas’ teaching tip #1

I’m fortunate to work with a colleague who has extensive experience of teaching and supporting learning in creative contexts, Dr. Nicholas Houghton. Over the past few weeks, Nicholas has been sharing his teaching tips with participants on our PGCert – … Continue reading

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Listening Post @ UCA Gateway

Rosie Holmes- Learning Support Coordinator, shares her summary about initiating the Listening Post project.  Image: Anthony Browne (1977) A Walk In The Park UCA is currently piloting a new pastoral service for students called ‘Listening Post’ at Farnham, Epsom and … Continue reading

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Inclusion project updates

The Learning Support Co-ordinators contributing to the UCA Inclusivity Project are working on a number of projects, some currently in development and others are currently being run as pilots.  Please do contact the colleagues referenced in this update for further … Continue reading

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BME student experience report

Title: Co-researching beyond the category: a thematic analysis of a student-led focus group study into BME student experiences at the University for the Creative Arts Author: Steve Dixon-Smith Co-researchers: Adeola Elugbadebo-Solomons, Bethan Dadson, Samuel Ntim Ababio, Kanndiss Riley Project sponsor: … Continue reading

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