The week aims to support trainee teachers’ professional commitment to equality in education through enhancing their knowledge and understanding of diversity and inclusive teaching practices, to meet the needs of all pupils.

EDI Week is made possible by dedicated staff members:

Visiting Professor Catherine Lee
Dr Sheine Peart

Dr Clare Lawrence

Dr Helen Bushell-Thornalley

Dr Lyndsay Muir

Key events to note for staff and students for EDI week include:

Mon 5th FebOn-campus guest speakers - Robert Hardy Building, Teaching Rooms 1 & 2 (please be seated by 9am)

9.15-9.30 Speaker(s) TBC

9.30-10.30 Professor Catherine Lee (ARU): Inclusion presentation, plus Q&A

11.00-12.00 Professor Sheine Peart: Education and Race presentation, plus Q&A


12.45–13.45 EDI Week and Beyond – former PGCE graduates, current teachers and mentors as guest speakers

14.05–15.30 Negotiate and agree your schedule of work plan for EDI Week with your subject tutor

EDI Week Prize Announcement

6th-8th FebVarious learning exercises, tasks, and workshops will be taking place already set out by tutors. Independent work and creation of Padlets, work through and explore online materials.
Fri 9th Feb9.00-15.00 - Robert Hardy Building, Teaching Rooms 1 & 2 (please be seated by 9am)

Online exhibition of Padlets in mixed subject specialism seminar sized groups, hosted by staff, presented and curated by trainees.

Sign up for a BGU Padlet account - you can create a 'digital notepad' to share your work at the end of the week. Explore the EDI Padlet created by staff and external contributors as well.

Below is a downloadable EDI Prize consent form for students taking part in the prize and for their artwork to be used. See also information on submitting - deadline for all submissions is 5pm, Friday 10th May.

BGU EDI Prize 2024 Consent Form

The BRIDgE annual prize for student contribution to EDI 2024

BGU social media platforms will also be posting engaging videos, photographs, and interesting articles and news stories throughout the week and beyond. Facebook / Instagram / Twitter / LinkedIn


    Sometimes personal (and/or professional) issues may arise during EDI Week, so here are signposts to some of the support available:

    Email your subject tutor.

    Go to the Student Advice website. 01522 583600

    Contact the Chaplaincy (BGU Chaplaincy is for everyone regardless of faith, or none).

    Visit Big White Wall if you are struggling with stress, low energy, sleep, or general wellbeing.