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Focus on developing inclusive curricula using digital personas

Workshop details

Dates for 2023-24

  • Wednesday 08 November 10.00-13.00 (in person)
  • Monday 18 March 13.00-16.00 (in person)

Katie Stripe and Katie Dallison

Administrative Enquiries

Su Beasley edudevcourses@ic.ac.uk

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This workshop was developed by the Attributes and Aspirations Short Course team and the methods and ideas explored have all been implemented within the course and are an integral part of the way the team works. The rationale behind this workshop is to look at designing education and student services that understands the diversity of the audience and designs content to be inclusive of anyone who may access it. We will offer practical solutions and participants will leave with templates to help them implement the ideas discussed and will benefit from discussion and ideas provided by the rest of the group.

Digital personas are archetypal individuals that are designed to give their authors better insight into the end users of their ‘product’. This workshop will look at how to develop these personas for an educational context and how to use them within a curriculum to increase diversity and inclusivity. While these personas are digital, they can be used within any teaching context be it online, blended, or face-to-face.

The work we have done on creating and embedding personas was shortlisted for the ALT Learning Technologist of the Year Award.

Who should attend?

This workshop is for anyone at Imperial that provides content for students. This could be as a support service or the provision of teaching content at any level, session, module or course.

Key areas

  • Equality, diversity, and inclusion
  • Student centred approaches
  • Content design
  • Developing and embedding diversity


While not required participants may benefit from attending Making Teaching More Inclusive and reading through Inclusive learning and teaching section of the Teaching Toolkit.

Imperial STAR Framework

This workshop is particularly suitable for those seeking recognition at D1, D2 or D3 level of the Imperial STAR Framework. It engages the following dimensions of the Professional Standards Framework (PSF 2023): A1, A2, A4, A5, K2, K4, V1, V2, V3.