Inclusivity and Language

As an educator it is likely that you will have a range of students from a variety of backgrounds, so it is important to understand and be aware steps that can be taken to help the student feel more included within the workplace while on placement.  

Resources on inclusivity and language encompass a range of materials, including posters, leaflets, and videos, all crafted by former BGL members. Additionally, Padlet discussions, videos, and write-ups further explore inclusivity and language within practice.


BGL Resources 


This poster created by Dimple Hirani (UoB) and Japeth Rubiato (CCCU) highlights the importance of learning, and correctly pronouncing, a student name. Please download and share in your department.

Download Here:  #Bridgingthegaptoleadership- student name 

poster on the importance of a students name




This leaflet has been produced by Blanky Wong (UoB), designed to help home and international students create a sense of community. Some of the ideas are also useful for placement educators:  Leaflet supporting international students 

leaflet supporting international students
leaflet supporting international students



Culturally and linguistically diverse students – This video created by Jack Chan (UoB), Saam Serafini (UoB), Marie Rule (CCCU) and Bartolomeu Cunha (CCCU) helps raise awareness of the challenges experienced by students that have English as a second language watch here 

This Prezzi video was created by Physiotherapy student Angelo Serra (UoB) and provides information about religious festivals and how to support students who may want to celebrate these whilst on placement: watch here 


Additional Resources

Promoting Equity, Inclusivity, Belonging 

This poster was created by UB Professor Bhavik Patel

Race equity poster


This short YouTube video highlights the discrimination that people face, the assumptions people make, microaggressions, the need for a more inclusive working environment and reminds us all of our responsibility to change this : Inclusion Starts with I


Inclusive Language Guidance 

The University of Brighton has this guide to inclusive language: Inclusive Language Guidance 

The Law Society provide this useful guide to race and ethnicity terminology and language read here 

 This document by Anpu Sivakumaran highlights the importance of respecting ethnic names. How to respect my ethnic name 


Professional body guidance 

The NMC have created video on being inclusive and putting their Code of Practice into Action: watch here  


Local Trust information

This Padlet has been created by the Sussex ICS EDI team as a useful collation of resources: link here