Award for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion in Education

Graham Farr and Rebecca Robinson have received the Faculty of IT Dean’s Award for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion in Education. This was for creating an equitable, engaging and supportive learning environment for their students in FIT2014 Theory of Computation by developing and implementing innovations including: post-lecture interviews with key figures in the field during the COVID-19 lockdowns to better engage with students, with many interview subjects being women; embedding notes on the history of computer science throughout the unit, highlight key figures from underrepresented groups who were instrumental to the development of the field; a mentoring program for new tutors to help them build confidence, with Rebecca herself mentoring women tutors.

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