Community of Inclusive Practice

Who are we?

Our vision is to build a community that is both informed and inspired to implement and promote inclusive practices and behaviours to enhance belonging, support teaching excellence and deliver an excellent experience for staff and students. We will achieve our vision by working as a community and in partnership with students and practitioners facilitating space for conversation, sharing, signposting, and developing resources.

View our vision, mission, goals and principles document.

Find out more about the Community of Practice in this video:

Our work and achievements to date include:


  • A week of themed events held in June 2019, which showcased innovative technology, gave opportunities to explore existing resources, best practice and toolkits whilst supporting the group in improving and developing resources. 
  • Working collaboratively to enhance existing inclusive practice resources on the Inclusive Practice site.
  • Promoting inclusive practice to other areas of the university for a more holistic approach.
  • A project from an apprenticeship student in collaboration with Academic Development and Diversity, which highlights neurodivergent staff and student experience.

Our future plans are to:

  • Recruit to and establish an online Community of Inclusive Practice
  • Host CIP Coffee sessions, to provide a safe space to share challenges and support, to build a network of experts.
  • To continue to develop the existing Inclusive Practice academic resource
  • To develop a programme of events, workshops, and resources to support our community.

These objectives align with the shaping future university strategy and the Hallam Model principles, through working as a community in partnership to promote and inspire adoption of inclusive practices to deliver an excellent experience for staff and students.

For more information about our work, please see the following resources:

We also have an MS Teams channel for sharing information, asking questions and promoting inclusive ways of working. Join the Community of Inclusive Practice MS Team.

Group main contacts

Name: Marissa Hill
Role: Head of SRAC
Email address m [dot] hill [at] shu [dot] ac [dot] uk

Name: Jo Fleming
Role: Skills Manager
Email address j [dot] fleming [at] shu [dot] ac [dot] uk

Name: Helen Kay
Role: Senior Lecturer (Academic Development & Inclusivity)
Email address: h [dot] kay [at] shu [dot] ac [dot] uk