UNITU WEBINARS

Co-creation: Overcoming Barriers to Belonging- Learn from the “We are Chemistry” project at University of Warwick

Join us in this webinar to learn from the journey of the “We are Chemistry” project at the University of Warwick’s Department of Chemistry. This session will delve into the transformative approach of engaging students as partners in co-creation, fostering a vibrant and inclusive learning community. Our speakers will share insights into overcoming challenges and barriers to co-creation using inclusive co-design principles, which have been instrumental in reshaping every aspect of the student experience from curriculum design to well-being and student voice.
Tom Ritchie
Adam Alcock

Event Overview

Date: 29th February 2024

Time: 12 pm UK time

Join us in this webinar to learn from the journey of the “We are Chemistry” project at the University of Warwick’s Department of Chemistry. 

This session will delve into the transformative approach of engaging students as partners in co-creation, fostering a vibrant and inclusive learning community. 

Our speakers will share insights into overcoming challenges and barriers to co-creation using inclusive co-design principles, which have been instrumental in reshaping every aspect of the student experience from curriculum design to well-being and student voice.

 

Key Topics Include:

  • Ways of collaborating and co-creating with students 
  • How to effectively engage students in curriculum design 
  • Techniques and ideas for collaboration in the third space between academic and professional services 
  • Ways of collaborating and co-creating with students and staff at every level 
  • Ideas for how to adapt and implement We are Chemistry principles at your own institutions.

 

What You’ll Gain:

  • Insightful collaboration methods: Learn innovative ways to co-create with students, enhancing engagement and curriculum design.
  • Inclusive design principles: understand the application of inclusive Co-Design in creating equitable and engaging learning environments.
  • Practical ideas: Gain actionable strategies to adapt and apply the ‘We are Chemistry’ principles within your own institution.
  • Community building techniques: discover methods to foster a sense of belonging and community among students and staff.

 

Who Should Attend?

This webinar is ideal for student engagement professionals, and anyone keen on fostering a collaborative and inclusive educational environment.

 

Reserve Your Spot

Don’t miss out on this opportunity to learn how to transform your approach to student engagement through co-design and co-creation.

Speakers

Tom Ritchie

Tom Ritchie

Assistant Professor and Director of Student Experience
Adam Alcock

Adam Alcock

Student Engagement and Experience Coordinator, University of Warwick

Host

Ashley Storer-Smith

Student Voice Manager at the University of Nottingham SU

Speaker Profile

Tom Ritchie

Assistant Professor and Director of Student Experience

Dr Tom Ritchie, an Assistant Professor and Director of Student Experience at the University of Warwick, champions inclusive co-design and equips students with essential 21st-century skills. His co-designed 'We are Chemistry' programme fosters a thriving student community, while his teaching emphasises experiential learning opportunities in Innovation, AI, and Design Thinking. Tom's transdisciplinary approach to the student experience helps enhance their sense of belonging and learning experience, preparing them for a rapidly changing world.

Adam Alcock

Student Engagement and Experience Coordinator, University of Warwick

As the Student Engagement and Experience Coordinator in the Department of Chemistry at the University of Warwick, Adam Alcock is dedicated to enhancing the student journey and fostering a vibrant student community. Adam has a passion for amplifying the student voice, and his role involves leading initiatives that empower students to actively contribute to the enhancement of their educational experience. Through community-building events and projects, Adam strives to create a sense of belonging, ensuring that every student feels valued, heard, and connected. His role encompasses student recruitment activities to graduation and beyond, and he collaborates closely with students at all levels of study to identify opportunities for improvement and implement impactful projects.

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