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EDI Seminar 2019

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2 September 2019, Peter Froggatt Centre

Live stream via Mediasite, link available 2 September 10am.



9.30 - 10.00 Registration Foyer, Peter Froggatt Centre (PFC)
10.00 - 11.15

Welcome by Professor Richard English, PVC for Internationalisation and Engagement PFC 0G.024

Keynote: Dr Seán Bracken, University of Worcester PFC 0G.024

'Designing INclusion - Building sustainable learning communities'

11.15-11.45 Tea/Coffee PFC Foyer
11.45 - 12.35

Workshops - BYOD*

Dr Seán Bracken PFC 02.018 

Ms Danielle Chavrimootoo PFC 02.017

Workshop Slides

12.35 - 13.25

Workshops  - BYOD*

Dr Sean Bracken PFC 02.017

Ms Danielle Chavrimootoo PFC 02.018

Workshop Slides

13.25 - 14.00

EDI Project Introduction, Dr M. Satish Kumar, QUB PFC 0G.024

Reflection and Questions PFC 0G.024


Lunch PFC Foyer

If you have any special dietary or access requirements, please email

Audience questions will be facilitated via Mentimeter. Download the app for Android or Apple or simply go to

Tracy Galvin
EDI 2019


Since January QUB Centre for Educational Development (CED) have put in place a number of steps to promote Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) in the curriculum. Three working groups have been set up: Internationalisation of the Curriculum (IoC); Universal Design for Learning (UDL) and Inclusive Assessment, that are going to be introducing a number of resources, guidelines and workshops over the coming months. 

CED have joined forces with Advance HE on a bespoke UK wide project with 9 other institutions promoting EDI in the curriculum. Some areas will include:

  • intersectional approaches to diversity and inclusion;
  • models on internationalisation of the curriculum and decolonising the curriculum;
  • work around retention and attainment across disciplines and black and minority ethnic students;
  • strategies for institutional change in supporting student success;
  • theory and tools on embedding equality and diversity in the curriculum, including institutional frameworks;
  • programme standards and practitioner models. 

Therefore the EDI seminar is very timely and important given the unprecedented increase in international students, the exponential change in student diversity, the increase in under-represented groups and learner variability. 

The seminar will include a keynote with expertise in EDI and two active workshops. The first workshop will be on Universal Design for Learning (UDL) and the second on Internationalisation of the Curriculum (IoC). EDI in the curriculum is very prevalent to promote inclusive teaching, learning and assessment across campus to enhance the learner experience but equally important to support staff to be more knowledgeable and confident to do so. This seminar aims to promote EDI in Queen's, to increase staff awareness around EDI concepts, and engage staff to consider current practices and pedagogies.

Tracy Galvin, Educational Developer, QUB Centre for Educational Development

Dr Sean Bracken
Dr Seán Bracken


Keynote: Dr Seán Bracken, Principal Lecturer and a Learning and Teaching Coordinator within the School of Education at University of Worcester

Dr Sean Bracken is a Principal Fellow of the HEA. He is a Principal Lecturer and Learning and Teaching Coordinator at the University of Worcester where he also is the Course Coordinator for the National Award SENCO (Special Educational Needs Coordination). For the past 30 years, Sean has worked internationally as a teacher, teacher educator, lecturer and educational project manager. He is passionate about strengthening learning opportunities and outcomes for all learners, particularly those who have been marginalised.

Dr Bracken will also provide a workshop on Universal Design for Learning. *Please bring your own device to the workshop, if possible.

Danielle Chavirimootoo
Ms Danielle Chavrimootoo

Senior Lecturer in Learning and Teaching

Ms Danielle Chavrimootoo, Senior Lecturer in Learning and Teaching at Learning and Teaching Enhancement Centre (LTEC), Kingston University London

Workshop: Decolonising the Curriculum

Ms Chavrimootoo is a Senior Lecturer in Learning and Teaching at LTEC and joined Kingston University in 2019. Before Kingston University, Danielle worked as an Equality Diversity and Inclusion Partner/ Educational Developer at The University of Manchester. The role involved advising academic staff on embedding equality and diversity into pedagogical practice.


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