TeaLab: Black students’ academic experiences – Monday 24th March 1000-1130 Neil Currant

On the 24th march I will be hosting a TeaLab event in Gibbs 433 on ‘Fitting in or standing out: Black students’ academic experiences and the need to address the 3 R’s of respect, relevance and race – implications for an inclusive education.’ I will outline the qualitative research I did at Brookes interviewing Black students about their experiences at university and what we should be doing next.

I plan to be a bit controversial so please come along and contribute. Look forward to seeing you there for the usual cakes and coffee.

Event: TeaLab, Date:Monday 24th March, Location: Gibbs 433, Gipsy Lane Campus, Time: 10am

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Neil Currant

eil is involved in the development and dissemination of good practice and innovation in learning, teaching and assessment across the University. He is subject coordinator for the PGCert (PCTHE) programme and Associate Teachers course.

Neil is a qualified teacher and trainer and previously worked at the University of Salford and University of Bradford as an educational developer and lecturer in Training and Development. Neil has previously been involved in research on electronic portfolios and their use to support learning, reflection and learner autonomy. He has also been involved in researching social learning through the use of web 2.0 tools and technologies. His interests include lifelong learning, personal development planning, reflective writing, assessment and feedback.

Neil has recently completed research and a report on race inequality at the university. He is trying to understand why completion and attainment for Black and Minority Ethnic students is lower then their peers through storytelling and critical race theory. Neil is part of the self-assessment team for the pilot Equalities Challenge Unit race equality charter mark. He is also interested in technology enhanced learning, curriculum design, assessment and feedback.

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