Many students, including undergraduates, postgraduate taught, and postgraduate research, have identified the lack of integration between different cultural and international communities as an obstacle to their wellbeing in the teaching and learning environment and outside it. Our research has revealed a series of complex issues associated with the presence of stigmatisation surrounding aspects such as: different communities, cultural misunderstanding, and lack of cohesion in students and staff body. Students and staff alike have reported that the learning environment is a space where this lack of integration is often present. At the same time, they have also underlined that the learning settings are crucial places where such integration can be fostered and championed as there can be multiple ways to help facilitate a multi-cultural and integrated community within higher education institutions through teaching practices.
The following pedagogical practices have been derived from approximately 26 interviews, conducted by the Wellbeing Project Officers, who aimed to gain an insight on teaching strategies from different academics across various faculties at the University of Warwick.