Disability, Inclusivity, Mauritius, Projects

A day at the Global Rainbow Foundation, a charity for people with disabilities in the Indian Ocean

I am crowdfunding for GRF on JustGiving. In your donation, you are encouraged to write a note to the benefactor who will be a student with a disability. A few words of encouragement from you will mean a lot to those individuals. If you are contributing anonymously, please include your initials at the end of… Continue reading A day at the Global Rainbow Foundation, a charity for people with disabilities in the Indian Ocean

Change Management, Gender Empowerment, Inclusivity, Leadership, Recruitment, Strategic Change

Ouch! Another year on, and your board room is still with 1 black woman, still better, she ticks other boxes too

Today is the day when organisations will publish statements of how great they have been working towards women empowerment, and some will even throw in the UN SDG5 for a top-notch touch. The day, when the world acknowledges the 49.6% of humans alive! A few days back EM2030 made it clear that the 2030 gender… Continue reading Ouch! Another year on, and your board room is still with 1 black woman, still better, she ticks other boxes too

Antiracism, Celebrating Small Steps in HE, Discrimination, Good practices, HigherEd, Inclusivity, Recruitment

A positive step towards reducing discrimination in recruitment – ft. Matt Lingard

Are you an active antiracist looking to make a difference in the recruitment process in your team and department? This blog features: An interview with Matt Lingard, highlighting the small steps he undertook to positively tackle racism in the recruitment processConsiderations if you wish to implement such an approachHow to further effectively eliminate discrimination in… Continue reading A positive step towards reducing discrimination in recruitment – ft. Matt Lingard

#creativeHE, HigherEd, Inclusivity, OER, Projects

Flashcards to raise digital inequalities awareness in the educational sector – an OER practice for solutions

The picture in this post was updated on 7th April with a more appropriate one after feedback from the #creativeHE community that the left and right brain theory is a myth. Always learning! This is a new project of mine, fresh from the oven! Just now fitting the pieces together. I am all excited because… Continue reading Flashcards to raise digital inequalities awareness in the educational sector – an OER practice for solutions

Accessibility, Antiracism, Digital Education, Discrimination, HigherEd, Inclusivity, Internationalisation

Race equality in learning technology – digital poverty

This post is inspired by a reflection on what taking action on race equality within learning technology means, triggered by the Race Equality Week running from 7-13 Feb 2022. Since the Covid-19 pandemic, many educators came across the term digital poverty for the first time. Digital poverty is a fairly complex term to understand, as… Continue reading Race equality in learning technology – digital poverty

Antiracism, Development & Training, HigherEd, Inclusivity

Modern slavery in UK HEIs

Racist practices to eliminate racism - the new elephant in the room When slavery was abolished in the ex-British colonies in the 19th century, it was a relief and a ray of hope for the countless slaves whose families had lost their lives while making a run for freedom or standing up to demand a… Continue reading Modern slavery in UK HEIs

Accessibility, Antiracism, Discrimination, HigherEd, Inclusivity, Recruitment

Equity analysis of 6 job blurbs – a podcast for TalkingHE

Your job advert shouts DISCRIMINATION This podcast was recorded on 22nd Dec 2021, at the time of the recording, all the job adverts discussed in this podcast were live, with closing dates set in the future. All job adverts were picked from jobs.ac.uk. Podcast available at: https://anchor.fm/talkinghe/episodes/TalkingHE---Episode-14---Dr-Teeroumanee-Nadan---Discrimination-in-Recruitment-e1clspi/a-a773mv3 Post edit: Not all examples were covered in… Continue reading Equity analysis of 6 job blurbs – a podcast for TalkingHE

ALT, Antiracism, Conferences, Development & Training, Discrimination, HigherEd, Inclusivity, Recruitment

Stripping the recruitment exercises from my ALT Winter 2021 presentation

During my recent ALT Winter 2021 presentation on "We are committed to diversity and equality of opportunity”: an intersectional text analysis of job postings in learning technology", I had created a Padlet space for some interactive exercises and reflections around the understanding of the recruitment and development and anti-racism. While preparing the slides, I have… Continue reading Stripping the recruitment exercises from my ALT Winter 2021 presentation

ALT, Antiracism, Conferences, Development & Training, Discrimination, Inclusivity, Recruitment

Preparing for ALT 2021 Winter conference – showcasing discrimination in job adverts or not

Presentation entitled "We are committed to diversity and equality of opportunity”: an intersectional text analysis of job postings in learning technology" The presentation is planned to be delivered in two parts: (1) the importance of intersectionality to be presented by Dr Monica Chavez and (2) the recruitment part for me. From the conference abstract submitted,… Continue reading Preparing for ALT 2021 Winter conference – showcasing discrimination in job adverts or not

Aurora, CPD, Development & Training, Gender Empowerment, HigherEd, Inclusivity, Leadership

My Aurora Experience 2019-2020 & Beyond

Although I only undertook the Aurora Women's Leadership Development Programme in 2019, I had it on my mind since it was first introduced 2013. I was based at the University of Reading then, and was coming out of a full-time contract into a visitor role. Despite being the founder of the Women in Academia network… Continue reading My Aurora Experience 2019-2020 & Beyond

ALT, Antiracism, Conferences, Development & Training, HigherEd, Inclusivity

Safe spaces to talk about racism – observations from my ALT Sep 2021 conference presentation

This post is written based on my observations during my presentation entitled "When learning technologists tackle sectorial racism via recruitment and staff development". The presentation itself was centred around the Action Learning Sets (ALS), organised by the Recruitment & Staff Development (RSD) subgroup of the Antiracism & Learning Technology group (A&R LT). The focus was on… Continue reading Safe spaces to talk about racism – observations from my ALT Sep 2021 conference presentation

ALT, Antiracism, Conferences, HigherEd, Inclusivity, Research

Becoming an antiracist researcher – an analysis of sphere of influence

In my recent ALT 2021 presentation on "How do I become an anti-racist researcher", my cross-institutional colleagues and I approached racism from a different angle. My colleagues presented as I had back-to-back sessions on anti-racism: "When learning technologists tackle sectorial racism via recruitment and staff development" - see post "The fear of talking about racism". This… Continue reading Becoming an antiracist researcher – an analysis of sphere of influence