Student Services case studies - equality & diversity

Each of the case studies below contain strategic elements relating to how we are promoting equality and diversity at the University.

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Welfare Tutor forums (various student support services)

Welfare Tutor forums (various student support services)
Description
As a result of collaboration between Disability, Mental Health, Student Conduct, Counselling and Wellbeing, a range of topics that are key to the University and Welfare Tutors were identified through consultation with the Welfare Tutors, with training, information and support sessions facilitated as a result. Key strategic aims: Student experience, equality & diversity, collaborative working, supporting core University business.

Postgraduate Certificate in Advanced Research Methods and Skills (University Graduate School)

Postgraduate Certificate in Advanced Research Methods and Skills (University Graduate School)
Description
PGCARMS was set up in 2011 by the University Graduate School in collaboration with the ESRC Doctoral Training Centre in order to improve postgraduate research training for research council-funded students, as well as provide transferable skills through accreditation. Key strategic aims: student experience, customer service, equality & diversity, collaborative working, staff development, impact measurement, quality assurance, supporting core University business.

University Chaplaincy Engagement Group (Multi-Faith Chaplaincy)

University Chaplaincy Engagement Group (Multi-Faith Chaplaincy)
Description
The UCEG meets biannually to facilitate issue-based discussions that support multi-faith and interfaith activity, promote the role of the Multi-faith Chaplaincy and to build effective links with faith organisations across the city. Key strategic aims: student experience, equality & diversity, collaborative working, supporting key University business.

Reasonable Adjustments Guide (Disability, Mental Health & Learning Support)

Reasonable Adjustments Guide (Disability, Mental Health & Learning Support)
Description
A joint initiative delivered by Disability, Mental Health and Learning Support, the guide was written to inform staff about their role with regards to reasonable adjustments for students. Key strategic aims: student experience, equality & diversity, collaborative working, staff development, impact measurement, quality assurance, supporting core University business.

Welcome and induction information/events for target student groups (Student Experience Projects Team)

Welcome and induction information/events for target student groups (Student Experience Projects Team)
Description
Delivered by the Student Experience Projects Team (SEPT), this initiative involved the development of information and events to facilitate the induction of target student groups – commuter students, mature undergraduates and students with children. Key strategic aims - student experience, equality & diversity, collaborative working.

Supporting the success of Black and ethnic minority students (Equality & Diversity)

Supporting the success of Black and ethnic minority students (Equality & Diversity)
Description
An initiative seeking to support and celebrate the success of Black and ethnic minority students and thereby narrow the attainment gap via mentoring, student networks, events, web resources and the involvement of Schools from around the University. Key strategic aims - student experience, equality & diversity, collaborative working.
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We aim to be proactive in supporting our diverse student community and ensuring that no student is disadvantaged as a consequence of disability, gender, race, sexuality, age or belief. 

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