Diversity Mark Award is launched!

Are you a teaching academic? Are you interested in Inclusive Curriculum? Are you interested in Decolonising Your Reading Lists? Have you thought about the need to Diversify the Academy but not sure where to start? Have you thought about none of the above?

The Diversity Mark award at the University of Kent is given to those modules that can offer a diverse and inclusive range of resources for their students via their reading lists.

This award was launched on Tuesday 24 November, with an online event hosted by the Student Success Network, that featured guest speakers with expertise in this area as well as talks from staff and students who have worked on the pilot scheme of this award at the University of Kent.

This event was recorded and is available, with captions, via Panopto.

Below is the full programme and speaker details:

  • Academic Liaison Service, The Work So Far – Emma Mires-Richards, Liaison Librarian, University of Kent
  • Standing on the Shoulders of Giants – Fope Olaleye is a facilitator who works with global organisations and charities to design inclusive workplaces and their thoughts and writing has been featured in The Guardian, Independent, and the BBC, amongst others.
  • Looking behind the façade: the possibilities and problems of reviewing the diversity of your reading list – Dr Karen Schucan Bird is a Lecturer at UCL Social Research Unit and Lesley Pitman is a former academic librarian at UCL.
  • Building belonging with a diverse curriculum: from inception to impact  Dr Barbara Adewumi, Postdoctoral Research Associate, Student Success Network ,University of Kent
  • Finding myself in the curriculum  Patrice Mighton, SSPSSR undergraduate and Student Success researcher, University of Kent
  • Q&A  Chaired by Dr Laura Bailey, Senior Lecturer, English Language & Linguistics, University of Kent

If you are interested in achieving this award then contact us and we can guide you through the steps:

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