Language as a Barrier - an Institute of Coding Forum

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An Institute of Coding Forum exploring how language impacts Diversity and Inclusion in Tech education and employment

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How does the language we use in our marketing, our job specifications, our curriculum, our teaching materials, impact on Diversity and Inclusion?

Can the words and phrases we use make job candidates, students, lecturers feel that the Tech Sector isn't for people like them? Can language reinforce outdated stereotypes and inhibit the diversity of the talent pool?

By sharing experience and practice from industry and education, this Forum will identify the touch points in the talent pipeline where people experience written language, and understand how the use of inappropriate language can inhibit engagement and sense of belonging.

The Forum will gather and share practice from participants, and will contribute to the production of an Institute of Coding good practice guide.

This Forum is for people who produce any written content that interfaces with prospective or existing digital students or employees, and who want to improve diversity and inclusion. We especially want to involve people who have experience of changing language in their communication and have lessons to share.

Confirmed Forum contributors so far include:

• Jo Morfee, Innovate Her.

• Bob Clift, The Tech Partnership.

• Steven Williams, ShopDirect.

If you would like to share your work in advance of the Forum, or recommend resources to share in the Forum, please contact the organiser.

You can view our Wakelet resources we will continue to build this resource beyond the Forum event.

Spaces are limited so if oversubscribed we will confirm places during March, prioritising people who have experience and have something to contribute and share in the forum.

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Your personal data will be collected and stored by Manchester Metropolitan University in accordance with their data policy. As Manchester Metropolitan University are a member of the IoC, an element of your data will then be shared with us. All personal and identifying details will be removed before this data is shared so that all we get are statistics to show how we’re doing against our targets.

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Thank you for your support.

Please email c.leigh-monk@mmu.ac.uk with any queries.

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Manchester Metropolitan University Business School, North Atrium Room 4.05B.

All Saints Campus

Oxford Road

Manchester

M156BH

United Kingdom

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