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WP & EDI Index
2021/22

We asked our Preferred Partners how they are supporting British Muslim students and here is 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)
BIRKBECK, UNIVERSITY OF LONDON

 

  • (A) Access to Postgraduate Study and Diversity 100 Scholarships
  • (B) Active membership of Advance HE’s Race Equality Charter
  • (C) Wellbeing workshops for BME students
  • (C) Santander Union Black anti-racism online education programme 
  • (C) Access to UoL Muslim Chaplain
BIRMINGHAM,  UNIVERSITY OF

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

 

 

  • (A) Brad-ATTAIN programme for prospective PG students
  • (B) Aim to close the attainment gap by 2024/25
  • (B) Mandatory unconscious bias training for all staff
  • (C) Mental health app for South Asian students 
  • (C) Both male and female faith advisors in place
  • (D) University statement on Islamophobia, referencing APPG definition
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
  • (D) Employment of a separate case manager to handle religion related hate crimes
  • (D) Collaboration in the project ‘Building Positive Relationships among University Students across Religion and Worldview Diversity’
ESSEX, UNIVERSITY OF

 

 

  • (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)

 

 
EXETER, UNIVERSITY OF

 

  • (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
 
GOLDSMITHS, UNIVERSITY OF LONDON

  • (C) Racial Justice Goldsmiths Programme
  • (C) Career focused mentoring for BME students
  • (D) Anti-racism training programme for all staff
  • (D) Adoption of the APPG definition of Islamophobia 
UNIVERSITY OF GREENWICH

  • (A) Fast-Forward Scholarship of PGT students
  • (B) Part of the OfS catalyst project focussed on an inclusive curriculum 
  • (C) ‘Do a good deed for Ramadan’ campaign
  • (C) Union Jack: Britain’s Black Cultures and Steps to Anti-Racism online programme
  • (D) Aim in Race Action Plan to capture more data in relation to faith  

 

HERTFORDSHIRE, UNIVERSITY OF

  • (B) Commitment to half the awarding gap by half within five years 
  • (C) BME Advocates scheme
  • (D) Working towards an agreed definition of Islamophobia
GLASGOW CALEDONIAN UNIVERSITY

  • (A) Caledonian Club
  • (A) Contextualised admissions policy
  • (B) Unconscious Bias online course
  • (C) Faith and Belief Centre with Chaplaincy
  • (D) Member of Advance HE’s Tackling Racism on Campus Initiative

 

 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
  • (C) Muslim faith advisor in place
LONDON SOUTHBANK UNIVERSITY

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

 

  • (A) Information and access webinars for prospective PGT students from WP backgrounds
  • (B & C) ELEVATE: pilot scholarship and support programme for BME media students 
  • (C) Talk Talk BAME Mentoring programme
  • (D) Multi-Faith Centre with Muslim Chaplain
  • (D) Work with MEND Manchester to host workshops on Islamophobia
SHEFFIELD,        UNIVERSITY OF

 

  • (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
  • (C) Muslim chaplain in place
  • (D) Working towards adoption of the definition of Islamophobia

 

SOAS, UNIVERSITY OF LONDON

  • (B) Aim to eliminate awarding gap by 2025
ST ANDREWS,    UNIVERSITY OF

 

  • (A) First Chances Programme
  • (C) Driving programmes incorporating intersectionality
  • (C) Muslim chaplain in place

 

SUNDERLAND, UNIVERSITY OF

 

  • (B) EDISR – All senior managers receive tailored training on race, ethnicity  & white privilege
  • (B) Unconscious bias training for all new staff and those that sit on recruitment panels
  • (B) Aim to eliminate awarding gap by 2029/30
  • (C) University’s Decolonising Group formed
  • (C) Muslim chaplain in place and prayers facilities in multi-faith Centre

 

SUSSEX, UNIVERSITY OF

 

  • (A) Piloting BAME Student Ambassador’s programme
  • (B) Unconscious bias training
  • (B) Inclusive Sussex: Reducing the degree awarding gap
  • (C) Inclusive Sussex: Improving the experience and  representation of BAME students
  • (C) Muslim Chaplain in place

 

  • (A) Anti-racism pledge 
  • (C) EDI Champions scheme 
  • (C) Social Inclusion strategy 
THE UNIVERSITY OF LAW

  • (A) BME advocates scheme
  • (B) Racial Literacy Training (provided by Empower My Voice)
  • (C) IBelong Club
  • (A) Development of WP scheme with widening participation champions or leads across the university
  • (D) Hosting events with MEND on Islamophobia during Islamophobia Awareness Month
UCL SHS 

  • (A) Positive Action Scholarships
  • (A)100 in 10′ Initiative (PhD Scholarships)
  • (B) Goal to eliminate the awarding gap by 2024
  • (B) Mandatory unconscious bias training for all new staff members
  • (B) Inclusive Curriculum Health Check  
  • (C) Student Partners review project 
 
WARWICK,          UNIVERSITY OF

  • (A) Warwick Scholars programme
  • (A) Warwick Taught Masters Scholarship Scheme
  • (B) Unconscious bias training
  • (C) Muslim chaplain in place
  • (B) EDI audit of development team
  • (C) EDI Champions programme 
  • (C) Social Inclusion Strategy
 WESTMINSTER, UNIVERSITY OF

  • (A) 125 Fund programme
  • (B) Unconscious Bias Training
  • (C) Education and Training Innovation Centre – Decolonising/ diversifying the curriculum
  • (D) Interfaith advisor with qualification from MIHE
YORK, UNIVERSITY OF

  • (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