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 …

Diverse and Inclusive Curricula: Where, When and How?

Reading Time: < 1 minute In this post, the authors reflect on their experience of running a 60 minute online workshop on diversity and inclusion in the curriculum with a focus on translating issues of diversity and inclusion into a Science & Engineering setting… Diverse and Inclusive Curricula: Where, When and How? Aug 27, 2020

How to Create Equality of Experience Around Technology (05:49)

Reading Time: < 1 minute In this video, Rayya Ghul National Teaching Fellow and Lecturer in University Learning and Teaching discusses how to create equality of experience around technology in the context of equality, diversity and inclusion. Aug 27, 2020

Equality, Equity and Social Justice in Hybrid Education

Reading Time: < 1 minute In this post, Professor Velda McCune, Personal Chair of University Education and Deputy Director of the Institute for Academic Development unpacks some common thinking around equality, equity and justice for the student experience of hybrid learning. Equality, Equity and Social Justice in Hybrid Education Aug 27, 2020

Assessment During A Crisis: Responding to a Global Pandemic

Reading Time: < 1 minute Here is a survey conducted in June 2020 by the National Institute for Learning Outcomes Assessment in the United States designed to capture a snapshot of assessment-related changes made during Spring 2020 in response to the sudden shift to remote instruction and to help determine remaining professional development needs.  The …

Wants, worries and woes: Starting the semester on the same page

Reading Time: < 1 minute In this post, Kirsten Jenkins Lecturer in Energy, Environment and Society within the Science, Technology and Innovation Studies group and incoming Programme Director of the Energy, Society and Sustainability MSc., describes the importance of creating equity in the remote classroom in terms of both engagement and opportunities to succeed. Spotlight …

How do different education professionals do social justice work?

Reading Time: < 1 minute In this study, Paul Miller, Nola P. Hill-Berry, Kadia Hylton-Fraser and Shernette Powell ask what it means for education professionals to foreground social justice in their work. This qualitative phenomenological study of education professionals in England and Jamaica (two university lecturers, a principal, and a secondary school teacher) sheds light on …

Wikipedia as Learning Technology: Teaching Knowledge Activism vs Passive Consumption

Reading Time: < 1 minute In this post, 4th year Classics student Hannah Rothmann describes the work of the University’s  Wikimedian in Residence, how Wikipedia is an instrumental step for many students in their learning and the relationship between the University and Wikimedia UK in improving knowledge exchange. Wikipedia as Learning Technology: Teaching Knowledge Activism …