Improving inclusivity in clinical skills teaching: Recognition of clinical signs on black and brown skin
Team leads: Peter Tamony, Margot Turner, Malone Mukwende
This project aims to address and rectify the white skin bias prevalent in teaching clinical examinations and procedural skills. By default, nearly all the descriptions of clinical signs are for Caucasian patients. In addition to this, pictures of clinical signs found in textbooks and recommended resources are also mainly of white skin patients. As a result, BAME students may feel “othered” and all students may be ill prepared for addressing the needs of a diverse patient group.
Find out more: Mind the Gap: A handbook of clinical signs in Black and Brown Skin
Evaluation of MBBS Career Profiling Project
Team leads: Emma Metters, Arabella Watkin
This project enhances careers resources by producing and evaluating video profiles of doctors and healthcare professionals in different specialities and at different stages in their careers.
Students and staff broadening communication skills by learning British Sign Language together: A pilot project
Team leads: Mary Jane Cole, Oluchi Zelic
This project seeks to improve the understanding of BSL among SGUL student and staff in order to enhance inclusion and communication with students in our cohorts who are deaf.
George’s Talks Mental Health (GTMH)
Team leads: Jane Cronin-Davis, Hamzah Niaz
With this project, the aim is to increase awareness about the various resources and services that can offer help and support students dealing with mental health issues.
The Art of Pathology: the co-creation of an art exhibition inspired by the Pathology Museum collection
Team leads: Carol Shiels, Olga Ihirwe
A recent survey of St George’s students has demonstrated that there is an interest in providing more opportunities for art and humanities-based activities (Health Humanities Intercalated BSc survey 2018). In this project, the aim is to give students and staff this opportunity by holding a series of art and creativity workshops in the Museum to co-create a collection of artworks inspired by the Pathology Museum collection. The project promotes inclusivity by encouraging participation from students and staff, regardless of their perceived art abilities or medical knowledge, through peer-support and instructor-facilitated workshops.
The Proud Teachers initiative
Team leads: Jane Cronin-Davis, Anna Searle
The Proud Teachers initiative aims to help students from all clinical courses identify clinicians who are willing to teach in busy, unfamiliar clinical environments. By funding the creation of Identification Card Reels with an identifiable symbol on them, students would be able to identify at a glance clinical staff who are interested in facilitating student teaching & development.
MBBS Career Profiling Project - Creating video and online resources profiling doctors' career insights for MBBS students
Team leads: Emma Metters, Arabella Watkins
The project aims to produce video profiles of doctors in different specialities and at different stages of their careers. The videos are accompanied with resources around teh speciality to create a 'go to' guide to specialities and aims to assist students in exploring career paths and opportunities.
The Use of Office 365 Teams & tools to support collaboration and enhance students' learning
Team leads: Fiona Graham
The project investigates how online collaboration using Microsoft Teams can support group projects by using 'Microsoft Teams learning hub' to hold team meetings, share files, give opinions or delegate tasks from within one single online space.
Reviewing leadership teaching for SGUL undergraduates
Team leads: Judith Ibison, Corey Briffa
This project proposes to map curricula for leadership across courses, with the aim of identifying good practice, which may be shared between Course teams.
Empowering Black Students
Team leads: Margot Turner, Adrian Crawford
The project aims to address the BME attainment gap through a series of events that create a welcoming environment for Black staff and students and showcase that work of Black students. The event include a Black History Month Exhibition, a Mentorship Evening Event, and a Diversity Conference.