Faculty of Arts

What we're doing for EDI

There's lots of activity within the Faculty of Arts to strengthen Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI). From short-term initiatives to longer-term systemic issues we encourage activities that support positive change.

Example projects

Curriculum Task Force

A student-led initiative in the School of Cultures, Languages and Area Studies (CLAS). The Task Force evaluates the inclusivity of three to four undergraduate modules per academic year. They review module content, resources and modes of assessment, interview module convenors and gather feedback from the module participants.

Find out more about the latest Task Force reviews

Decolonising the curriculum

A School of English project to recognise and challenge the colonial roots and Western biases of what we teach, how we teach it, and what we value in our students’ work.

Decolonising the curriculum project

Inclusivity ambassadors

Student grouping to develop EDI activities and campaigns in the School of Cultures, Languages and Area Studies.

Contact the CLAS Directors of EDI for more information

Wobble Week

Every year, in the first few weeks of term, we run a week of activities to support students who are feeling overwhelmed by university. Everyone experiences moments where they feel unsure about things or have a ‘wobble’, and so Wobble Week aims to help students to unwind, share and belong.

Wobble Week information and activities

Stop Asian Hate Nottingham Resource Directory

Analysis, resources, media lists and context created as part of the Stop Asian Hate awareness initiative during the COVID-19 pandemic

Visit the Stop Asian Hate directory

New parents’ group

An online space for staff in the Faculty of Arts who are new parents to support one another.

Contact details coming soon.

Building Positive Relationships among University Students across Religion and Worldview Diversity

Staff in the School of Humanities are participating in this project (led by Coventry University). It aims to support universities and religion and belief-focused organisations to enhance inter and intra-faith relations among students, better equipping them to relate respectfully to those with a different outlook from their own.

Building Positive Relationships project

Accessible classrooms

We provide training and participatory workshops for Faculty of Arts staff to ensure that our teaching environments are inclusive. This has included training on neurodiversity, handling sensitive material, and inclusive pedagogy.

Widening participation

Support and engagement aimed at potential students who are under-represented in higher education. Both on-campus events and tailored school sessions.

Find out more about our widening participation work

University-wide initiatives

Find out more about the wide range of EDI initiatives happening across the university.

Faculty of Arts

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