Inclusivity Consultants

Inclusivity Consultants are paid student staff working for Greenwich Students’ Union.

Their work is directly related to the ongoing Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) Awarding Gap project across the University and they seek to help staff with diversifying their teaching practices. 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 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.

Meet the Inclusivity Consultants

Neha Ilyas  

Programme: Business with Marketing 
Why does inclusion matter to you?

Inclusion is a big variable of not just your student life but day to day reality as well. Inclusion is important to me because it ensures that everyone has equal rights and opportunities. It makes everyone in that situation equal, with no one greater or lower than the others. Inclusion fosters a sense of belonging and trust, both of which are essential aspects of human nature. Therefore, inclusion is crucial since it pushes people to do their best because they have the same opportunities as others 


Steph Larkin

Programme: Politics and International Relations
Why does inclusion matter to you?

Inclusivity matters to me because, regardless of someone’s background, everyone should have the same opportunities to succeed, and we should make sure they have those opportunities.  


Zhai Cortez  

Programme: Politics and International Relations
Why does inclusion matter to you?

Knowing you are seen, heard, listened to, respected and understood is so important. As it impacts our daily lives; each day as each person steps onto campus they should feel capable and comfortable to embrace all university has to offer.







How can GSU help?

  • Inclusivity 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 Inclusivity Consultant.
  • Pull up Programme and module-specific data using the value-added (VA) dashboard.

BAME Awarding Gap Project

Inclusivity Consultants worked on the wider BAME Awarding Gap project. This is one example of how they are supporting academic interests at Greenwich.

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