Supporting the progression and attainment of diverse cohorts

An interactive online workshop, 13:00-15:00, 17 February

This practical workshop explores how business school staff can support under-represented and international students throughout the student journey.

It may be considered unusual for us to talk about these two groups together, however international students are often a vulnerable/minority diverse group of students with specific complex  needs which are often conflated as being merely 'language related challenges.' We will take participants through a guided virtual privilege walk, to help them identify and explore characteristics that they share with their learners, before going on to offer some practical tips that staff can use to inform their practice.

Learning outcomes

By the end of the workshop participants will have:

  • A greater awareness of the specific needs of diverse student cohorts
  • Deeper understanding of how staff can develop their teaching and tutoring practice to support students from different backgrounds
  • The opportunity to reflect on their own position, privilege and lived experience within the academy.

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Workshop Facilitators

Stacey Mottershaw
Lecturer and Faculty Director of Student Social Mobility, Leeds University Business School

Maria Hussain
Lecturer and Faculty International Tutor, Leeds University Business School

13:00     Welcome and introductions

Stacey Mottershaw, Lecturer and Faculty Director of Student Social Mobility, Leeds University Business School 

Maria Hussain, Lecturer and Faculty International Tutor, Leeds University Business School 

13:10     Virtual privilege walk

During this part of the session, participants will be asked to reflect on and consider their own demographic characteristics, to assess their own privilege and to position this alongside the experiences of under-represented and international groups.

Led by the facilitators

13:30    Supporting underrepresented students

In this part of the session, we will explore what is meant by the term ‘under-represented students’ (sometimes also called ‘Widening Participation’ or ‘non-traditional’), why supporting these groups is important, potential barriers to success and how staff can develop their teaching and tutoring practice to better support students from backgrounds that are typically under-represented in the sector.

Stacey Mottershaw, Lecturer and Faculty Director of Student Social Mobility, Leeds University Business School

14:00     Break 

14:10     Supporting International students

In this part of the workshop, we will define  ‘international’ students, who they are and more importantly why having more specific tools to support these heterogeneous groups of students is important. We will explore common challenges and barriers to success  that this population of learners experience. We will also have the opportunity to consider some of the particular considerations for both UG and PG students too. This segment will hopefully  provide insights into how staff can develop their own pedagogy and tutoring practice to better support students from backgrounds that are often misunderstood in the sector.

Maria Hussain, Lecturer and  Faculty International Tutor, Leeds University Business School 

14:40     Questions and discussion

Stacey Mottershaw, Lecturer and Faculty Director of Student Social Mobility, Leeds University Business School 

14:55     Summation and closing remarks             

Maria Hussain, Lecturer and Faculty International Tutor, Leeds University Business School

15:00    Close

Maria Hussain
Lecturer and Faculty International Tutor, Leeds University Business School

Maria Hussain is the ‘Faculty International Tutor’ (academic) at Leeds University Business School and a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. Her expertise lies in; applied linguistics and intercultural communication. Maria was recently appointed to the Great Britain Applied Linguistics (LAGB) Subcommittee for Racial and Social Justice. She also co-leads a SIG for ‘Supporting International Students’ through UKAT. Currently, her diverse role includes; working with Study Abroad students, making recommendations on provision for international students and the embedding of internationalisation educational strategy across her faculty.

Hussain, M.2021. Creating Cultural Insights: Making inroads into Cultural Exchange. In: Manning, A., and Colaiacomo, S.Ed(s). Innovations in Internationalisation at Home. Cambridge: Cambridge Publishing, pp.75-91.

Stacey Mottershaw
Lecturer and Faculty Director of Student Social Mobility, Leeds University Business School 

Stacey Mottershaw is a Lecturer in CSR, Ethics and Sustainability at Leeds University Business School. She is also Faculty Director of Taught Student Social Mobility, with oversight of strategy and operational support for under-represented students.

As a first generation, low-income graduate that identifies as being of working class heritage, Stacey is passionate about developing the ways that we support students from backgrounds that are typically under-represented in the sector.

Stacey is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and has recently been awarded Recognised Senior Advisor status from the UK Advising and Tutoring association (UKAT). She is also a fully qualified Careers Development practitioner, with accreditation from the Career Development Institute (CDI).

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