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WP & EDI Index 2021

We asked our Preferred Partners how they’re supporting British Muslim students and here’s what they told us:

 

University  Campaigns/ Initiatives  

Progress Update (2021/22)*

*To be updated periodically

(A) WP at PGT level  (B) Unconscious bias training & Awarding Gap 

(C) Cultural & Social Support   (D) Tackling Islamophobia

ASTON UNIVERSITY

  • (B) Islamophobia incorporated in Bullying & Harassment Policy
  • (C) Level the playing field (BME Mentoring & Talent Bank)
CITY, UNIVERSITY OF LONDON: DEPARTMENT OF JOURNALISM

  • (C) Taskforce on the BME student experience
COVENTRY UNIVERSITY: CENTRE FOR TRUST, PEACE AND SOCIAL RELATIONS

  • (C) Research work on intersectionality of race and religion underpins EDI strategy
  • (D) Commitment to adopting APPG definition of Islamophobia
GOLDSMITHS, UNIVERSITY OF LONDON

  • (C) Racial Justice Goldsmiths Programme
  • (C) Career focused mentoring for BME students
  • (D) Anti-racism training programme for all staff
KING’S COLLEGE LONDON

  • (B) Commitment to close awarding gap by 2024/25
  • (C) Review of Student Services in respect to BME engagement
  • (D) Adoption of Chris Allen’s definition of Islamophobia
KINGSTON UNIVERSITY LONDON

  • (B) Addressing awarding gap through granular approach
  • (C) Inclusive Curriculum Framework and consultants
  • (C) Development of Kingston Hill Faith Centre
LONDON SOUTHBANK UNIVERSITY

  • (A) No Barriers to Brilliance campaign
  • (C) Collaboration with the Bridge Group
SOAS, UNIVERSITY OF LONDON

  • (B) Aim to eliminate awarding gap by 2025
THE UNIVERSITY OF LAW

  • (A) BME advocates scheme
  • (B) Racial Literacy Training
  • (C) IBelong Club
UNIVERSITY OF BIRMINGHAM

  • (A) Postgraduate A2B Scheme
  • (A) PSS legacy
  • (B) Reduction of awarding gap
UNIVERSITY OF ESSEX

  • (B) Institutional commitment to closing the awarding gap
  • (C) Part of Advance HE’s “Towards Embedding Equality, Diversity and Inclusion in the Curriculum”
  • (C) Curriculum University of Essex (CUE)
UNIVERSITY OF EXETER

  • (A) Success For All Programme
  • (A) Widening Participation In Postgraduate Study working group
  • (C) Individuality Speaker Series
  • (C) Speak Out Guardians
  • (D) Adoption of the Definition of Islamophobia
UNIVERSITY OF SHEFFIELD

  • (A) Sheffield Postgraduate Scholars (PSS scheme legacy)
  • (B) Aim to reduce Attainment Gap to zero
  • (B) Integrating and making mandatory Implicit Bias Training
  • (C) Mentoring and work experience opportunities targeted towards BAME students
  • (D) Working towards adoption of the definition of Islamophobia
UNIVERSITY OF ST ANDREWS

  • (A) First Chances Programme
  • (C) Driving programmes incorporating intersectionality
UNIVERSITY OF SUSSEX

  • (A) Piloting BAME Student Ambassador’s programme
  • (B) Unconscious bias training
UNIVERSITY OF WARWICK

  • (A) Warwick Scholars programme
  • (B) Unconscious bias training
  • (B) EDI audit of development team
UNIVERSITY OF WESTMINSTER

  • (A) 125 Fund programme
  • (B) Unconscious Bias Training
  • (C) Education and Training Innovation Centre – Decolonising/ diversifying the curriculum
UNIVERSITY OF YORK

  • (B) Unconscious bias training in recruitment and training selection
  • (C) Open Door Practitioner to support BME students
  • (C) Race Equality Coordination Group instituting an anti-racism approach
  • (D) Aim to adopt definition of Islamophobia