TESOL Cafe – MA cohort community building

This session took place as part of the Learning and teaching @York in the Coronavirus Pandemic: Continuing the conversation (Autumn term 2020). The presenters were Heather Buchanan. Abstract: Heather provided a short summary of her experiences of attempting to provide a regular focused online 'get together' for her International student cohort on the MA TESOL … Continue reading TESOL Cafe – MA cohort community building

Exploring new learning spaces: Pre-recorded lectures and creative solutions to accessibility challenges

This session took place as part of the Learning and teaching @York in the Coronavirus Pandemic: Continuing the conversation (Autumn term 2020). The presenters were Penny Spikins. Abstract: You can access the recording of this session at this link here: https://www.google.com/url?q=https%3A%2F%2Fyork.cloud.panopto.eu%2FPanopto%2FPages%2FViewer.aspx%3Fid%3Ddabbe7e8-59cc-4cf3-9fcf-ac7f00cc96c6&sa=D&sntz=1&usg=AFQjCNFhJDlAED2gDSX0bDyx-P7sck-QFg  

University of York Students’ Vision for an Diversified and Liberated York

This session took place as part of the 2020 Conference. The presenters were Giang Nguyen. Abstract: During Black History Month 2019, YUSU and GSA hosted a panel discussion for students and staff, ‘Start the conversation: Decolonising and diversifying curriculum at York’. Interestingly, some of the conversations at and around the event touched upon whether diversifying … Continue reading University of York Students’ Vision for an Diversified and Liberated York

International students’ pathways: the journey and the challenges

This session took place as part of the 2020 Conference. The presenters were Eddie Cowling, Wanting Gu, Wei Sun. Abstract: Recent figures show almost a fifth of university students are from non-UK domiciles (Universities UK, 2018), and here at the University of York well over 3,000 students are from overseas. The economic, cultural and intellectual … Continue reading International students’ pathways: the journey and the challenges

“From Margins to Centre?” A Student Perspective on Representation in the Historical Discipline

This session took place as part of the 2020 Conference. The presenters were Clare Burgess. Abstract: The historical discipline has a diversity problem: as the October 2018 RHS Race, Ethnicity and Equality report showed, university history departments are “overwhelmingly white” – more so than the national average undergraduate population. Although 86.3% of those surveyed suggested … Continue reading “From Margins to Centre?” A Student Perspective on Representation in the Historical Discipline

Understanding and improving practice learning experiences and outcomes for BAME social work students

This session took place as part of the 2020 Conference. The presenters were Hannah Jobling, Kelly Devenney, Jenny Threlfall, Polly Sykes. Abstract: Social work students from black and ethnic minority backgrounds have poorer continuation rates and attainment outcomes compared to their white peers (Fairtlough et al, 2013). Placements appear to be a particular site of … Continue reading Understanding and improving practice learning experiences and outcomes for BAME social work students

Reflections on disability, inclusion & accessibility in academia

This session took place as part of the 2020 Conference. The presenters were Yota Dimitriadi. Abstract: There is increased attention in supporting and embracing diversity and inclusion in Higher Education that may have shaped the ways that we work with a growing number of staff and students with disabilities. These approaches can be in the … Continue reading Reflections on disability, inclusion & accessibility in academia

Drawing on diversity: The international classroom at Maastricht University and beyond

This session took place as part of the 2020 Conference. The presenters were Donna Carroll. Abstract: Maastricht University is the most international university in the Netherlands with 53% of students and 42% of academic staff coming from overseas. With its emphasis on small-scale, collaborative and student-centred learning, this diversity can have a big impact on … Continue reading Drawing on diversity: The international classroom at Maastricht University and beyond