Session #7 - 11.10am - 12.10pm

Who’s in my room?: Using student personas to design and deliver an inclusive curriculum

Stacey Jones, Christine Broughan, Nik Beer


This interactive and collaborative workshop offers you the opportunity to explore how student personas can be used to enable the design and delivery of an inclusive curriculum. You will work in small groups to investigate the needs of each persona and collaboratively generate solutions that can be integrated into your own teaching practice. You will also consider how you can measure the success of any changes you make. The practical sessions will be facilitated by a selection of students and staff who offer the benefit of their own diverse experiences.

By taking part in the session you will also learn how to make use of break out rooms and use the ‘Mural’ collaboration tool to make your online sessions interactive. At least one breakout session will use an alternative tool, accessible to screen reader users. Mural guidance for keyboard only users and guidance for users with a visual impairment can be found on the Mural website.

This workshop is delivered by Curriculum 2025; a curriculum enhancement team that works in collaboration with academic and professional service teams to update the Coventry University experience for our students. Curriculum 2025 is focused on developing and implementing a curriculum framework that is robust, providing the setting for students to learn face-to-face, blended or online, and relevant to the future lives and careers of our students.

This enhanced curriculum explores the perspectives, views and needs of all learners, creating a readiness to contribute responsibly to their communities as students and citizens. The curriculum is designed and delivered with an awareness of the health and wellbeing needs of both students and staff. It is structured to allow flexible learning pathways and personalised learning to meet the individual needs of learners. Through curriculum co-creation, and authentic teaching and assessment we develop, test and validate real life graduate skills.

Success will be measured by contributing to improvements in key course health data as identified by the University Corporate Strategy. An example is achieving equity of attainment by ensuring students across all demographic groups leave university reaching their full potential in their degree qualification.

The design and delivery of curriculum will provide the setting for all students, regardless of their background or personal characteristics, to reach their full potential. All students will feel part of, and contribute to, the learning community.