Questioning Assumptions

            Strand Student Retention Type Campfire Learning objective(s) The objectives of this session are; to enable participants to recognise that barriers to participation, engagement and thus learning can be caused by unseen and unrecognised assumptions to enable participants to uncover their own assumptions through an ongoing process of review and…

Elusive to Inclusive

      Marissa Hill,  Jo Fleming and Laura Mella Sheffield Hallam University – Library and Student Support Services (L3S) Inclusive Practice is not a new concept; however it is still yet to become embedded in society and our culture in higher education. The Equality Act 2010; change in scope of Disabled Students’ Allowances (DSAs) (Willets,…

Spotlight on Digital: Why Accessibility is Important to All

‘Accessibility’, ‘Inclusive Practice’ and ‘Universal Design’ are terms that are used with increasing frequency within Higher Education, but the distinctions between them and the importance of the principles to which they refer is not always clear. In this video, Paddy Turner (LEAD lecturer and Chair of the National Association of Disability Practitioners) gives a brief…

Upcoming CPD event: Demystifying diversity: the role of the academic in inspiring cohesion in the classroom

About the session In this session we will consider how being consistently inclusive in the classroom can help build meaningful relationships between staff and students and foster supportive peer relations which can improve student outcomes in relation to key metrics for the TEF such as retention. We will briefly explore what prevents us from being…

Demystifying diversity: The role of the academic in inspiring cohesion in the classroom

Jessica Inglis, Krassimira Teneva, Ruby Robinson, Student Support Services What is the session about? In this session we will consider how being consistently inclusive in the classroom can help build meaningful relationships between staff and students and foster supportive peer relations which can improve student outcomes in relation to key metrics for the TEF (such as retention).…

News: Free MOOC on Inclusive Learning and Teaching Environments – starts 5th June

FutureLearn and the University of Southampton are running a free ‘Inclusive Learning and Teaching Environments’ MOOC (massive open online course) which will explore the barriers experienced by disabled students in higher education and learn how to overcome these barriers through inclusive practices. The course begins on 5th June 2017 and has been created for teachers and…