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Inclusive teaching

Our teaching should ensure that all our students can engage with the subject and learn effectively. This means including students from all educational and cultural backgrounds and students with varying personal circumstances, learning preferences and any disabilities.

As well as being educationally valid there is a legal requirement for the University to act in the anticipation that students may have a disablity and to make "reasonable adjustments" so that students are not put at a "substantial disadvantage".

Many reasonable adjustments actually improve the learning experience for all students and are common practice across disciplines.

Inclusivity might involve:

  • structuring discussions to make sure that everyone's views can be represented
  • setting groundrules for seminars so that everyone feels they have a valid voice in the conversation
  • using a mixture of images and words in presentations, as appropriate to the subject
  • providing key course materials online so that students can access them ahead of scheduled sessions, and so that they can be produced in alternative formats if required

The University's provides a range of support to help our students in studying effectively and our staff in developing their teaching practice and materials.

What colleagues are saying about Inclusive teaching

more about inclusive teaching from the "talking of teaching" blog 

Tutorials: participation and creativity using nominal group technique

"I've got several set piece formats which I use. One of them is something which comes out of the literature …"

Blog post with full transcript


Further reading

Teaching enhancement

Course preparation

Support for staff and students

  • Academic Support

Hear from colleagues and students

Inclusivity as a basis for group discussions

Blog post with full transcript


What is the first step for students being screened for dyslexia?

Blog post with full transcript


Introducing podcasting and WebCT: implications for dyslexic students

Blog post with full transcript


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