The National SEED (Seeking Educational Equity and Diversity) Project

Join Us for the next UK SEED Seminar on Inclusive Curriculum 2017
The National SEED Project on Inclusive Curriculum is America's largest peer-led diversity programme. <www.nationalseedproject.org> For the past 30 years, the National SEED Project has worked with Universities, Schools and Communities to promote change through its unique methodology and to build capacity for more inclusive curricula and classrooms. 


SEED seminars bring people together in conversational communities to explore self-reflexively our stories of diversity, inclusion and educational systems. By balancing a focus on personal development with collaborative project work, the SEED seminars equip staff with support to implement change in their workplace, practices and institutional culture. After participating in SEED, group members feel more empowered and valued both individually and collectively.  

Intro to SEED Sheffield





In January 2015, The University of Sheffield was the first UK University to host a SEED Seminar series. You can read more about the guiding principles, methodology and outcomes of the inaugural Sheffield SEED Project here (pages 35-43): http://www.ecu.ac.uk/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/ED-in-LT-Section-A.pdf or by exploring blogs written by previous SEED student interns Alex and Melanie.

The Sheffield SEED Project is an initiative developed and facilitated by 
Dr Rachel van Duyvenbode (School of English) in collaboration with 
Dr Bobby Nisha (Urban Studies and Planning) and this year's programme of 7 workshops starts in January 2017.

"The Sheffield SEED Project on Inclusive Curriculum offers a unique staff development opportunity to reflect on the ways in which our teaching fosters the values of diversity and inclusive learning. The University of sheffield will be the first UK University to hold a SEED Seminar Series in partnership with the National SEED Project (USA). This ground breaking initiative exemplifies the University's sustained commitment to promoting a better understanding of diversity and equality for all our students and staff." Professor Tony Ryan OBE.

Places on the SEED Sheffield Seminar 2017 are limited with a likely waiting list. To register your expression of interest in attending SEED Sheffield Seminar 2017, please complete the following Sheffield SEED 2017 Application Form.