Teaching Excellence and the Higher Education Futures institute (HEFi)

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The photographs from the inaugural HEFi Awards are now available to view. Over 80 members of staff from across the University attended to celebrate at the Birmingham Botanical Gardens on 8th February.

Inclusive practice must first begin in the classroom. By Kalwant Bhopal
There is a plethora of research evidence to suggest that Black and minority ethnic students remain disadvantaged in education; this takes place at all levels. Black pupils are more likely to be excluded in schools and when making the transition to higher education they are less likely to attend elite and Russell Group universities, less … Continue reading "Inclusive practice must first begin in the classroom. By Kalwant Bhopal"

Do you have any questions for Chris Millward, the new Director for Fair Access and Participation’ at the Office for Students? (by Kathy Armour)
Chris Millward has been appointed as the new ‘Director for Fair Access and Participation’ at the Office for Students (OfS). He is visiting our University later this week, and I wondered whether staff or students had any questions that I might put to him on your behalf?  The OfS is positioned as a regulator with considerable … Continue reading "Do you have any questions for Chris Millward, the new Director for Fair Access and Participation’ at the Office for Students? (by Kathy Armour)"

What is ‘inclusive education’ at a selective, research-intensive university? By Nicola Gale and Matthew Francis
While universities play a variety of important social and economic roles, one of the most important is helping young people fulfil their intellectual potential and thereby achieve their ambitions. Yet, although universities have a clear duty to promote the participation of students from all backgrounds, students from some backgrounds remain under-represented across higher education, while … Continue reading "What is ‘inclusive education’ at a selective, research-intensive university? By Nicola Gale and Matthew Francis"

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