Optimising the activities and the products of an academic and student collaborative network to achieve EDI goals in Higher Education

Authors

  • Sheilabye Sobrany Middlesex University
  • Georgina Cox Middlesex University
  • Jezelle Zania Simon Miller Middlesex University
  • Elisheba Gardner Middlesex University
  • Gina Marie Awoko Higginbottom Professor Emeritus Nottingham University

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.21100/jeipc.v7i1.1024

Keywords:

Race Equality, Diversity Inclusion

Abstract

The student and staff experience within Middlesex University (MDX) is of paramount importance to all teaching and learning staff in the Adult, Child and Mental Health Nursing and Midwifery Department. Students are predominantly black and minority ethnic (BME) and also culturally and linguistically diverse, speaking as many as four languages in addition to the mother tongue. Student expectations and anxiety are centred on the experiences of the existing partnership and learning relationships that they have with BME lecturers. The purpose of this article is to present a case study of the lived experiences of BME staff and students when formulating networks; it is authored by students and lecturers from the ‘Healthcare Academics Race Equality, Diversity and Inclusivity Network and Strategic Advisory Group’ (HAREDIN and SAG) and the student mirror network, ‘Student Healthcare Academics Race Equality, Diversity and Inclusivity Network’ (SHAREDIN).

Author Biographies

Sheilabye Sobrany, Middlesex University

Lecturer Adult Health

Chair of the Healthcare Academic Race Equality Diversity Inclusivity Network (HAREDIN)

Co-Chair of MDX-ARN

Faculty of Health & Education

Georgina Cox, Middlesex University

Senior Lecturer Adult Health

Co-Chair of the Healthcare Academic Race Equality Diversity Inclusivity Network (HAREDIN)

Co-Chair of MDX-ARN

Faculty of Health & Education

Jezelle Zania Simon Miller, Middlesex University

Student Chair of the Student Healthcare Academics Race Equality Diversity Inclusivity Network (SHAREDIN)

Elisheba Gardner, Middlesex University

Student Co-Chair of the Student Healthcare Academics Race Equality Diversity Inclusivity Network (SHAREDIN)

Student Voice Leader

Gina Marie Awoko Higginbottom, Professor Emeritus Nottingham University

Emeritus Professor of Ethnicity and Community Health

Co-Convener -  International Collaboration for Community Health Nursing Research (ICCHNR) http://icchnr.org/,

School of Health Sciences & Centre for Evidence Based Health Care

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Published

2021-05-12