Becoming an Inclusive Curriculum Consultant at Kingston University

Becoming an Inclusive Curriculum Consultant at Kingston University

October 13, 2019 0 By Stanley Isaacs


The ICC program promotes equality,
diversity and inclusivity in the university It’s also about closing the
BME attainment gap and making sure that students have an active role in changing
the curriculum, to make sure it better reflects them. I think in particular it’s
also about working with staff and students so we get student experiences
involved in building a curriculum. Students review the curriculum, provide
feedback, procreate, collaborate to help shape the curriculum in a way that is
more inclusive and accessible to reflect the diversity of the range of Kingston
students. I’ve been asked to review modules, review online materials, attend
conferences and facilitate workshops. I learned quite a lot of things,
like public speaking, presenting, constructive criticism. Just all the soft skills you need in a workplace without actually having to
like spend too much time doing like a full-time job, but with the benefits of
having like a part-time job. I’ve enjoyed this job because I’ve been
given a variety of different work opportunities as well as working
with a diverse group of people and the flexible working hours. So I think one of
the lovely things about this role has been the equal partnership you know
it’s not me as a lecturer kind of taking a highbrow approach to, OK I
think this is right let’s have your view. It’s a partnership. It’s coming at the
questions we want to ask on an equal footing. Students will win because they
will develop their skills and they will then have an opportunity to be exposed
to a more inclusive and more diverse curriculum. You chose to come here. So why wouldn’t
you be involved in sort of making the changes to ensure that your education is
enhanced and improved but also for the ones that come after you.