Widening Access Initiative (Retention and Success) – Commendation
Kingston University has a Board level KPI to reduce the BME attainment gap. The ICF project is a vital component of the strategy to achieve this. The success of the project is evaluated and included in reports to Senate and the Board. The ICF offers a practical, clear and user-friendly approach to inclusivity that builds on the theoretical body of research in the sector. It supports staff to develop an understanding of how inclusivity can be effectively applied within their practice. The ICF guides staff to build inclusivity at teaching module, programme and institutional level through three key principles which expect a curriculum to be: accessible (conceptually and practically); reflect the needs of diverse students, and; prepare students to contribute positively to a global and diverse economy. It encourages staff to reflect on how their practice delivers these principles through content, delivery, assessment, feedback/feedforward and evaluation.