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:
Key events to note for staff and students for EDI week include:
|Mon 5th Feb
|On-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
|Various 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 Feb
|9.00-15.00 - 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.
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.
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.
firstname.lastname@example.org 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.