Key Takeaways from Mental Health Training

In this post, Omar Kaissi a teaching fellow at the Institute for Education, Community and Society, Moray House School of Education and Sport, and a member of the Higher Education Research Group (HERG), walks us through his experience of completing a mental health training session organised jointly by the University’s …

Under Our Skin: what do we mean when we talk about race?

This interactive site from the Seattle Times features conversations that explore what we mean when we talk about race. This selections of videos and interactive media includes discussions of microaggressions and the language around race and racism. https://projects.seattletimes.com/2016/under-our-skin/# About the Project “Under Our Skin grew out of conversations about how …

Assessment and Social Justice in the Hybrid University

In this video, Vel McCune from IAD and Jan McArthur, a former colleague and now a Senior Lecturer at Lancaster University, discuss how to design assessment for social justice in a hybrid context. Oct 29, 2020

Universities Can Be Allies in Confronting Racism

In this post from WonkHe, Shaminder Takhar Associate Professor of Sociology at London South Bank University argues  that anti-racism isn’t always comfortable, but true allyship demands action and accountability from universities in support of #BlackLivesMatter… Universities can be allies in confronting racism Oct 6, 2020

Recognising and Counteracting Transphobia and Microaggressions against Trans and/or Non-binary people: A Resource for Academics

This resource has been co-produced with students at the University of Edinburgh to help staff understand and recognise microaggressions based on transphobia and misunderstanding of the trans and/or non-binary experience. The resource provides practical steps to counteract microaggressions and transphobia and create identity safety for all our students and colleagues. …

Health & Wellbeing

This website provides an accessible site from which staff can access a variety of information on health and wellbeing issues. The majority of this information already exists on websites across the University but this site will hopefully bring relevant information together, making it easier to find. https://www.ed.ac.uk/staff/health-wellbeing     Image …

Recognising and Counteracting Sexuality-based Microaggressions: advice for teaching staff

This resource is intended to help you to: Understand what a microaggression is |  Understand sexuality and the roots of sexuality-based microaggressions | Identify the most common forms of sexuality-based microaggression | Learning some practical ways to counteract microaggressions and create and inclusive environment for all students | Find further …

Recognising and Counteracting Racial Microaggressions

This resource, developed by Lecturer in University Learning and Teaching Rayya Ghul with artwork by Kirsty Johnston and in consultation with students: Aisha Janki Akinola, Tumi Akeke, Raahat Manrai, Brenda Mioki, Natasha Ruwona is intended to help you to: Understand what a microaggression is, Understand the effect of microaggressions on …