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The Awarding Gap in the Biosciences: How can we close it?

An online workshop event from the Heads of University Biosciences (HUBS) ECLBio group and Bioscience Awarding Gaps (BAG) network.

23 May 2022

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Hosted by Heads of University Biosciences (HUBS) ECLBio group and Bioscience Awarding Gaps (BAG) network

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The workshop is free and open to attendees from HUBS member universities


The call to address awarding gaps in Higher Education has gained significant momentum in recent years from students, institutions, policymakers, and regulators. As academics, we have an important role in ensuring that all students achieve equitable outcomes. However, this requires understanding the context in which awarding gaps exist and evidence-based approaches to close these gaps at individual, departmental and institutional levels.

This event, comprising invited talks and a panel discussion, will examine the characteristics of awarding gaps within the context of biosciences. It will also discuss practical examples of ‘what works' in closing these gaps, including the role of student-staff collaborations and reflections on engagement, teaching and assessment practices. In addition, this event will provide an opportunity to network and develop cross-institutional collaborations focused on eliminating awarding gaps.

This event is aimed at early career lecturers in UK HEIs and is organised by the Bioscience Awarding Gaps (BAG) and the Early Career Lecturers in Bioscience (ECLBio) advisory groups to the Heads of University Biosciences.