Andrew Grant Session 29th January 2019 Park Campus

This is an infrequent opportunity to observe one of the sessions on the Graduate Entry Medicine course – first year in this instance, on Experiential and Reflective Learning. It is led by Professor Andrew Grant, Head of Graduate Entry Medicine. The session will start off in a lecture format and then split up into a number of breakout rooms …

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Experiential Learning and The 7Cs

Professor Richard Owen, from the Hilary Rodham Clinton School of Law, recently presented a great  ‘7 Characteristics of a Good University Teacher’ seminar at SALT. In this very enjoyable and well-attended session, Richard explained how and why he has taken an ‘experiential learning’ approach in his teaching and what its benefits…

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The Gift of Inclusivity

What did you get for Christmas? Among all the shoes, books, hand knitted jumpers, umbrellas and chocolates, I received one gift just before Christmas that was very different from all the others. I was asked if I would be happy to receive an inclusivity badge from the University. This is…

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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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On Travelling in Cameroon

It is now just over a week since I got back from two weeks in Cameroon, and I am still adjusting to the cold. It was a great visit and there was so much to learn and to enjoy. The people of Cameroon were so welcoming and friendly. The first…

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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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What does Excellence look like ? 10th October 2018

SALT recently held an event in Taliesin Create to celebrate, and consider the connection between, Swansea being awarded TEF Gold and the excellent teaching and student support recognised by the ELTA and ESSA awards. PVC Professor Martin Stringer opened the event by making the link between excellence and TEF Gold…

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Measuring Excellence in Learning and Teaching

On Wednesday of last week, I had the pleasure of attending an event at which many of the winners of our Excellence in Learning and Teaching Awards (ELTA) for 2018 gave short presentations on their work. It was a very inspiring event and I was asked to provide an introduction…

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