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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TEL CPD Week – The Story Continues!

Shaking hands

May 13th-17th 2019 was TEL CPD week at SALT. For the first time, we offered three ways to learn more about the pedagogical benefits of technology enhanced learning, in the space of one week: – TELTALKS19 – a programme of live online talks, using Blackboard Collaborate Ultra TEL Tools and…

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Becoming a Better Teacher: The Flipped Classroom

Dr Nigel Francis from the Medical School delivered an inspirational session at SALT. Taking us through his journey with a step-by-step account, he shared the challenges, successes and benefits of adopting a flipped approach to learning. Process Most of the content goes out to Nigel’s students via video with a…

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Why teach like this when learning is like this?

By Rhian Ellis, Academic Developer, SALT. Active Learning in Higher Education    This blog is about active learning and its growing importance in Higher Education. It’s also a great opportunity to offer my insight from the SALT ‘7Cs’ January workshop led by Dr. Patricia Xavier from Swansea University’s College of Engineering, ‘Dynamism, conversation…

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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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Experiential Learning and The 7Cs

Students taking part in Experiential Learning in a simulated crime scene

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 …

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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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