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Eliminating Inequalities: Staff and students working in partnership to tackle differential outcomes

Wednesday, 13 February 2019

The SRHE Student Experience network, and The Changing Mindsets project present a symposium focused addressing differential outcomes through staff and students working in partnership.

The Changing Mindsets project is one of 17 Office for Students funded projects focused on closing attainment gaps currently underway across the UK. Changing Mindsets is a student and staff workshop-based intervention that builds a Growth Mindset: the belief that ability develops through effort and by embracing challenge. Initially developed at the University of Portsmouth in 2012, the intervention aims to close the attainment gap in student experience, retention, progression, academic attainment and employability by changing mindsets and eroding stereotype threat (Osbourne & Walker, 2006) and implicit bias (Staats, 2014; Devine et al, 2012) as barriers to learning.

The symposium will feature presentations of emerging findings from the quantitative and qualitative data collected so far across the project partnership as well as presentations focused on the different approaches each partner institution has taken to creating and enabling staff and students to work in partnership to tackle inequalities. In addition to presentations from the partnership, the day will feature a student panel discussion to explore the question: “What should “working in partnership” look like in practice?” from the students’ perspectives.


Keynote: Tackling Inequality: Lessons learnt & lessons shared

Keynote Speaker: Ilyas Nagdee, NUS Black Students’ Officer


Speakers include:

  • Professor Sherria Hoskins, Dean of Science, University of Portsmouth

  • Dr Jessica Gagnon, Senior Research Fellow, University of Portsmouth

  • Juan Batley, Learner Analytics Specialist, University of Portsmouth

  • Catherine McConnell, Principal Lecturer, University of Brighton

  • Jenny Terry, Research Officer, University of Brighton

  • Laura Watson, Project Officer, University of Winchester

  • Vikki HIll, Project Associate, University of the Arts London

Please note the talks from this event will be filmed for the Changing Mindsets project website. Attendees may be in shot for some camera angles.

This conference has been made free via sponsorship from the project team.

Network: Student Experience
Date(s): Wednesday, 13 February 2019
Times: 11:00 - 16:00
Signup Deadline: Monday, 11 February 2019
Location: SRHE, 73 Collier St, London N1 9BE
Lunch Provided: Yes
Spaces Left: No Spaces Left
Prices: Members: Free, Guests: Free
There are no spaces left for this event
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