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Emma Mires-Richards, Sarah Field, Jade Sanderson (2020)  See yourself on the shelf: a collaborative approach for diversifying library collections,  ALISS Vol 15. No2

Emma Mires-Richards (2020) Promoting ‘belonging’ in library spaces at the University of Kent, M25 Wellbeing Case Study

Adewumi, Barbara and Mitton, Lavinia (2022) Diversifying the Social Policy Curriculum: A Collaborative Approach. Social Policy & Society, 21 (1). pp. 54-67. ISSN 1474-7464.  

Adewumi, B., Bailey, L.R., Mires-Richards, E., Quinlan, K.M., Agyeman, E., Alabi, A., Jeyasingh, M., Konadu-Mensah, C., Lavinière, W., Mighton, P., Shortridge, T., Thomas, D.S.P and Wassamba-Wabelua, N. (2022) ‘Cross-disciplinary, collaborative and student-led: developing a change process for diversifying reading lists’. London Review of Education, 20 (1), 1–17. DOI: 

Adewumi, Barbara (2020) Doing diversity work with students. In: Thomas, David, ed. Towards Decolonising the University: A Kaleidoscope for Empowered Action. Counterpress. ISBN 9781910761196.  

Agyeman, E., and Konadu-Mensah, C (2020) Student-Staff Collaboration in Decolonising Reading Lists: Reflections From Change Agents In: Thomas, David, ed. Towards Decolonising the University: A Kaleidoscope for Empowered Action. Counterpress. ISBN 9781910761196. 

Quinlan, Kathleen M. and Ahn, Mi Young and Adewumi, Barbara and Dowie, Ellen (2022) Approaches to addressing continuation and attainment gaps for Black Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) students at the University of Kent. Transforming Access and Student Outcomes

Thomas. D. S. P and Quinlan, K. M. (2022) Reimagining curricula: effects of cultural (in)sensitivity of curricula on racially minoritised students’ engagement

Full article: Diversifying curricula: how are people of colour represented in lecture slide images? ( Quinlan, Kathleen M., Ahn, Mi Young and Adewumi, Barbara (2023)


Sense of belonging motivates Diversity Mark Officer - Student Bunmi Omojuwa explains her main aim as Diversity Mark Officer and what motivates her to make a positive difference.

Positive impact of connecting with course content - Paige Sharma, Sociology and Quantitative Methods and Computing student, recounts her own inspirational story as Diversity Mark Officer,

Respecting Equality in a Diverse Society Third year Biomedical Science student, and Student Success Diversity Mark Officer Irene Binil, on experiencing discrimination and stereotyping and the importance of more diverse teaching materials.  

Thinking on Privilege: Complexities and Considerations - Lily Gibbs, Student Success Diversity Mark Officer, shares a very candid reflection of privilege from her own perspective, and considers the many complexities of this challenging topic.

My insight into Diversity Mark and improving learning today - Tamika Adamson, Student Success Diversity Mark Officer, talks of her reasons for joining the Student Success (EDI) Team, and hopes for the change her involvement will bring about.

My Journey in Becoming a Diversity Mark Officer - Rachel Gefferie, PhD candidate, School of Anthropology and Conservation and Diversity Mark Officer shares an insightful and very personal reflection of her experiences.

Hoping to Find Myself in the Curriculum – Patrice Mighton, now a third year Sociology undergraduate and Diversity Mark Officer reflects on her experiences.

A journey through Diversity Mark - Dr Ben Turner, Lecturer School of Politics and International Relations examines his experience of reviewing and diversifying the reading list for his modules

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