Teaching intelligence: how to support visually impaired students

Transcription centre staff standing outside the centre

Our own transcription centre is featured in the Times Higher Education article on January 25 2020. Katharine Swindells writes that subjects traditionally closed to visually impaired learners are being opened up by new tech.  She says that universities must provide policies, training and resources to match. Some institutions are leading the…

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A month in the life of a Widening Access team…

…with Reaching Wider and Step Up to Swansea University Alice Davies Partnership Manager South West Wales Reaching Wider Partnership June is often a busy month for Widening Access teams and this is certainly true of the Reaching Wider team at the University. Over the course of June we ran a huge…

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A day in the life of the LGBT+ officer

LGBTQ+ officers sitting on steps smiling

As the (open place) officer I work with students and staff to improve equality, diversity, and LGBT+ representation. Alongside this I am also in the process of completing my PhD in Economics, researching the role of sexual orientation in the economy. Recently I was honoured to have earned my inclusivity…

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LGBT+ Inclusion and Pronoun Pin Badges

Swansea University Pronoun Badges on a Swansea Uni lanyard

By Cath Elms, c.l.elms@swansea.ac.uk As the university’s Equality Advisor and LGBT+ Staff Network co-chair, I specialise in LGBT+ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender) inclusion for staff and students at the university. My work involves providing advice and support on LGBT+ issues at work and study. I also lead on the university’s…

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Why I wear my inclusivity badge

Six people from different ethnic backgrounds holding each others wrists

When I first arrived at Swansea University, inclusive practice and diversity were just aspects that I aspired to embed within my pedagogy. I realized that I had lots to learn. The more learned, the more I realized that this would be very developmental and that I would always be learning. The…

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Inclusive Swansea

As a member of the ISS Inclusivity group, I have been working with colleagues on developing ways to promote and recognize the excellent work that Swansea staff is doing for Equality Diversity & Inclusion (EDI). We created an Icon, which we felt represented inclusion,  and have had badges made and…

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My Inclusivity Badge and me …

What does the Inclusivity Badge mean to me ? Having received my colourful, new inclusivity badge, I started to reflect what this actually means … sure – being ‘inclusive’ and all that – but what is the actual message behind this rather trendy term? I started my Swansea University journey…

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Inclusivity Tweetchat

Just wanted to advertise Swansea University’s first Inclusivity Tweet Chat. It will run from 12 noon on Thursday 12th July. So why not join in, to ask and answer some of the questions that lots of us have and might not feel able to ask. So if you are just…

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