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EDI Induction Period Challenge

EDI Induction Period Challenge

Peer Mentoring & Newcastle City Council EDI Challenge

This year we are hosting two optional induction period challenge for Peer Mentors and their mentees. You can take part in one, both, or none at all – it is entirely up to you!

For this activity, your challenge topic is to answer the question “How can the student community and Newcastle City Council collaborate to make the city more inclusive for students?”

You are not expected to produce a finished product or campaign, but to explore, develop, and outline your idea for the judges.

Your ideas could be anything from a marketing strategy such as a campaign, a video, or an event. It could be a product or an educational tool. It could even be a policy that could be implemented by the city council. There is no right answer, it is up to you!

For this activity, you will work with your mentee group when it suits you, your group and your timetable. This challenge runs between the 20 of September and the 15 of October, the deadline for submission.

Watch the video below to find out why diversity is so important

EDI video - making a case for diversity

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Why should you take part?

This challenge will not only give you the opportunity to work as a team and get to know your fellow students, but it will also give you the opportunity to get to know and find out more about the city of Newcastle – a city you will be spending a considerable amount of time in and your home for the next few years.

There is also the possibility that your idea may be taken forward and implement by the city council - your idea could make a difference and have a lasting impact on your fellow students for years to come!

Lastly, there will be a prize for the winning group!

First Steps

Once you have been allocated to a mentee group, your Peer Mentor will be responsible for organising a kick-off meeting with your group to discuss and to start work on your idea. We recommend that Peer Mentors set up a Microsoft Teams group for their team to meet to discuss the activity and share information and ideas.