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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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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The Beginning of a New Academic Year

We are once again at the beginning of a new academic year, my fourth here in Swansea, and we are expecting all the students back very soon. Fresher’s week is planned and many of us are thinking about the teaching that will be starting in the next few weeks (if…

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The VLE Wonderland

When I joined the Technology Enhanced Learning (TEL) team in the Swansea Academy of Learning and Technology (SALT) at Swansea University, I was looking forward to making the most of my previous educational and professional experiences in a job which seemed tailor-made for someone with my background. I have a…

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Meeting Student Expectations 8: Reducing Student Stress

All the issues that I have raised so far could, in theory, be introduced by any programme across the University who wished to move in that direction within the next academic year. We own the rules and regulations. We can change them to make some of these more experimental approaches…

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