Roehampton University, London, Thursday 23 May 2013 11.30am-3.30pm
This HEA-funded workshop aims to explore the extent to which UK Classics departments can improve on inclusivity and diversity in their student bodies. The idea for the workshop was generated out of work being done at the University of Roehampton in an HEA funded project on ‘Re-imagining Attainment for All’ which is investigating what factors enhance the success of and what elements are barriers to the success of for BME students. The workshop will also build on previous work at Roehampton into making learning happen for disabled students studying classical civilisation.
Topics to be covered include:
• What is the perception of Classics and related degree programmes such as Ancient History and Classical Civilisation among prospective students?
• Do some students feel excluded from studying Classical subjects?
• Why do so few students from particular black and minority ethnic groups apply to study Classical subjects?
• What support is there/should there be for disabled students, e.g autistic and dyslexic students?
• How can the degrees/curriculum be made attractive to a diverse range of students?
For further information, please contact Susan Deacy (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Fiona McHardy (email@example.com)