Recognising diversity in academic study conventions

As the new academic year is now underway, Student Progression & Transition Manager from the Language Centre, Alison McBoyle, reflects on a perceived need to welcome, & acknowledge, the diverse range of educational & cultural experiences of non-native English speakers studying at Aberdeen University.

Reflecting on studying in a second…

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Race Equality Champions in Academic Institutions - A Personal Perspective

As a recently appointed Race Equality Champion within The School of Medicine, Medical Sciences and Nutrition, Dr Sadaf Ashraf, a research scientist at the Centre for Arthritis and Musculoskeletal Health, reflects on what encouraged her to apply for the role.

Personal Experience:

My dad came to Britain from South-Asia as…

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Dr Jeannie MacLeod Prize - Diversity in Medicine

Dr Leeanne Bodkin, Coordinator of the medical humanities programme and Megan Shaw fifth year medical student and the winner of the Dr Jeannie Macleod Prize in the Diversity in medicine category share their thoughts on the opportunity to celebrate diversity through these prizes.

This month we enjoyed hearing the student…

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Reflecting on the Medical Curriculum: What would decolonisation look like?

In the wake of Black Lives Matter movement, universities are considering decolonising their curricula. Karina Chopra (5th year Medical Student) and Sohinee Bhattacharya Senior Lecturer and course coordinator Global Health talk about what decolonising the medical curriculum means for students, staff and doctors.

As a medical graduate from India I…

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