Case Study- Peter Reddy, Psychology
This is a low impact / small scale intervention that I used with students in my final year module. I let seminar groups form but I first pointed out to students that:
Despite Aston being a multicultural community, students often segregate into ethnic, national and cultural groups.
It may be important for students to feel comfortable in doing this but graduates report regretting that they had not spent more time building relationships across these boundries.
A multicultural community is a resource - use it to build skills, confidence, experience and your CV - all important for employability, work with colleagues and patients.
I then encourage them to consider stepping outside their comfort zone and working outside their usual friendship, ethnic, national or cultural groups for this 10 class module. Quite a number do so.