Guidance on creating safe and inclusive learning spaces

Reading Time: < 1 minute Further to feedback from colleagues that they would benefit from ideas on how to provide effective interventions when witnessing poor online behaviours, we have developed a toolkit with colleagues from the Digital Skills team, Careers Service and ART Students. You can access the toolkit via the Professional Development for Student …

Tackling racism on campus: Raising awareness and creating the conditions for confident conversations

Reading Time: < 1 minute An Advance HE Project funded by SFC and led by an expert group of EDI practitioners, academics, tertiary education staff and students. The aim of this project is to develop evidence based resources to be used by Scottish universities and colleges as they respond the findings highlighted in the EHRC …

Locating Bias in Higher Education Marking Practices

Reading Time: < 1 minute In this post from Advance HE,  Hannah Borkin a mixed-methods researcher at Advance HE shares some of the findings on the prevalence of bias in assessment and marking as part of wider efforts to address systemic inequalities… Locating bias in higher education marking practices Nov 27, 2020

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

Reading Time: < 1 minute 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 …

A change for the better?

Reading Time: < 1 minute Kate McCrae, a BEng Electrical & Electronic Engineering student, shares how from her perspective, hybrid teaching has improved her University experience. https://www.ed.ac.uk/covid-19-response/our-community/a-change-for-the-better Oct 22, 2020

Universities Can Be Allies in Confronting Racism

Reading Time: < 1 minute 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

Reading Time: < 1 minute 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. …

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

Reading Time: < 1 minute 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 …

Digital First or Education First? Why We Shouldn’t Let a Virus Undermine our Educational Artistry

Reading Time: < 1 minute In this article, Gert Biesta Professor of Public Education at the Centre for Public Education and Pedagogy, Maynooth University, Ireland, and Professorial Fellow in Educational Theory and Pedagogy at the Moray House School of Education and Sport, University of Edinburgh, argues that even in our current unprecedented situation, education begins …

Recognising and Counteracting Racial Microaggressions

Reading Time: < 1 minute 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 …