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AACME project to increase diversity and inclusion within engineering gets Academy funding

An AACME project to help transform the outcomes and experiences of students from underrepresented groups has been awarded £65,000 by the Royal Academy of Engineering (Ra Eng).

The Loughborough study will examine the culture of the University and how it can be enhanced to create more inclusive learning environments and better opportunities for students at risk of poorer outcomes. This will help ensure Loughborough’s diverse student body feel valued in engineering and help reduce funding award gaps.

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Union Black: Britain’s Black Cultures and Steps to Anti-Racism’ (Online Training)

Loughborough University has partnered with Santander Universities to offer an online course for all staff and students, focused on Black British history and anti-racism.

‘Union Black: Britain’s Black Cultures and Steps to Anti-Racism’ is made up of six hours of online content to be completed over a 4-month period. The training was launched to drive cultural change across the higher education sector and in response to Universities UK’s ‘Tackling racial harassment in higher education’ report.  The course can be accessed from 17th January 2022 until 8th April 2022.

Learners can start the course at any point during this period and there will be another opportunity to undertake the training further on in the year. Please view the Intranet link below for further details and registration, and if you’d like to find out a little more I’d highly recommend this short film clip with Professor Marcia Wilson, Dean of EDI at The Open University.

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