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A HUBS learning and teaching workshop

Due to the COVID-19 situation this workshop will now be operated virtually. Please register as normal, instructions on how to join the workhop will be emailed to all delegates the week before it takes place.

Some demographic groups do worse at UK universities than one would expect, given their entry qualifications. This attainment gap is seen in higher dropout rates, lower degree classifications and worse graduate employment data, in the biosciences as elsewhere. The Office For Students has identified persistent attainment gaps for three demographic groups in particular: 1) black, Asian and other minority ethnic students; 2) disabled students; 3) students from areas of low participation in higher education.

This workshop will help attendees analyse and tackle attainment gaps in their own departments and institutions. They will hear from bioscience educators and higher education professionals who have reduced attainment gaps by their approaches to teaching and learning, student support and development of broad organisational strategies.

Participants will have the opportunity to share their own effective practice in the area and leave with practical ideas for improving the outcomes of underperforming demographic groups in their own departments. The keynote talk will be given by Nona McDuff OBE, who has led the nationally-lauded and data-driven “inclusive curriculum framework” at Kingston University.

Provisional programme

Each regular session will last 45 minutes, including time for a 30 minute presentation or activity plus 15 minute discussion. Titles are subject to change.

10:00 - 10:15 - Welcome and introductions
10:15 - 11:00 - Teaching for Diversity, Dr Nick Freestone, Kingston University
11:00 - 11:45 - Different Strokes for Different Molecular Bioscience Folks, Dr James McEvoy, Royal Holloway University of London
11:45 - 12:30 - Developing Inclusive Teaching, Learning, and Assessments in Marine Biology, Dr Stacey DeAmicis, University of Plymouth
12:30 - 13:30 - Lunch
13:30 - 14:15 - Beginning with the end in mind - Is there a role for Foundation year programmes in bridging attainment/awarding gaps?, Dr Amarachukwu Anyogu, University of Westminster
14:15 - 15:00 - Employment Outcomes for All, Dr Ali Orr, Kingston University
15:00 - 16:00 - Raising Attainment Across the Curriculum, Nona McDuff OBE, Solent University
16:00 - End

Who should attend?

Anyone interested in hearing how bioscience colleagues across the country are innovating to tackle attainment gaps.

Booking and cost

The workshop is free to attend. Advance booking is essential through the link at the top of this page.


For questions about the workshop, please contact James McEvoy at or on 01784 443770.
For website booking enquiries, please contact Matthew Webb at

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