Curriculum Consultants are paid student staff working for Greenwich Students’ Union.
Their work is directly related to the ongoing Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) Attainment Gap project across the University and they seek to help staff with diversifying their teaching practices. Curriculum consultants can provide consultations to staff to advise them on inclusive practices, facilitating consultation groups with students and give a student perspective on their current practices. The Curriculum Consultants can also review materials such as course handbooks, module guides, assessment instructions and online materials, as well as giving feedback to academics on how to develop materials for courses.
How can GSU help?
- Curriculum Consultants give perspective as a student at the University, using insights and personal experience.
- As part of reviewing course materials, they can assist with reading list audits, creating jargon busters, reviewing the language used and debunking/demystifying myths.
- Looking at diversity in resources as well as learning practices such as lecture and seminar styles. GSU can offer close contact and a lot of face time with academics and students as part of facilitating conversations.
- Help organise consultation groups that provide support and feedback channels with students on the course in creating the inclusive framework. Facilitating co-creation between staff and students to leave continuity beyond the work of the curriculum consultant.
- Pull up Programme and module-specific data using the value-added (VA) dashboard.
BAME Attainment Gap Project
Curriculum Consultants worked on the wider BAME Attainment Gap project. This is one example of how they are supporting academic interests at Greenwich.