Prepare the ground for change with SEED 2018

If you support learning and teaching or work with students, you are invited to register your interest for our 2018 SEED workshops.

These peer-led workshops are a unique opportunity to reflect on diversity, educational equity and inclusivity.

SEED

Participants are encouraged to attend all seven workshops on topics including: building inclusive curricula; excellence, elitism and inclusion; disability and social class; institutional cultures; and gender, race and sexuality.

Places on SEED Sheffield 2018 are limited with a likely waiting list.

Register your interest for the 2018 programme by 5pm Friday 1 December

“It made me feel like I can make a difference. It inspired and motivated me to be more inclusive in my working life and beyond.”

2016 SEED participant

Dr Rachel van Duyvenbode, School of English, designs and co-facilitates Sheffield SEED with Dr Bobby Nisha, Urban Studies and Planning.

Rachel explains the benefits of taking part in the programme: “SEED isn’t a diversity training programme. It’s a process to facilitate learning and for participants to identify steps for positive change in themselves, the workplace and wider institutional systems and cultures.

"SEED is an unrivalled opportunity to work with and learn from colleagues, create space to practice intellectual humility and openness to new perspectives, challenge our own complacency and sometimes frustration at the slow rate of institutional action, and feel a sense of connection to a movement of people committed to working for greater equity and inclusion."

Plant your seeds of change

Cacti with seed flags

Why do we need SEED?

  • To ask important questions

What does diversity mean in the context of educational institutions? What is an inclusive curriculum?

  • To address the gap between rhetoric and practice

How can we integrate knowledge into our practice?

SEED invites staff across the University to think about what our key concerns are in this area.

  • To empower you to make an impact

SEED mobilizes and embeds change, empowers people, and leads to personal and institutional transformation

SEED at a glance

  • It’s not ‘one size fits all’: each participant crafts their own toolkit
  • Peer to peer learning is at the heart of the programme
  • Three hours each month

A participant from the 2016 programme, Dr Andrea Bath, made this video in response to one of the tasks in the SEED seminar about disciplinary objects, and what SEED means to her:

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