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Inclusive practice


This page brings together a wide range of resources relating to inclusive and accessible practice within teaching and learning. The resources cover assessment design, learning environments, learning resources and a number of other areas including international students and race. 

Ideas for Inclusive Induction can be found using the button below. 

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The Inclusive Course Design Tool

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Inclusive Adjustments

New information has been developed for the 2020-21 academic year to support students with disabilities and adjustment plans.  

Inclusive Practice Commitments 2020-21

Disabled Student Support Modelling 2020-21

Baseline Adjustments 2020-21

When designing alternative assessments that can be delivered online and remotely, there are a number of things to consider in relation to the accessibility of the materials and taking into consideration the needs of students with RAP's (Reasonable Adjustment Plans) and/or Exam Adjustment Plans. Below are two documents to assist in providing generic guidance.  

Guide to alternative and accessible formats 
Generic Reasonable Adjustments for online teaching and assessment 

In addition this guide takes common adjustments and makes recommendations of how they should be adapted for new and alternative online assessments. The guidance has been written by Student Services and provides contact details for their staff who can assist if you are unsure on what adjustment might be needed.

Disabled Students - Exam adjustments for online assessments Guidance for Staff

Inclusive Assessment Guide

This guide was generated by the Inclusive Assessment Working Group at Leeds Beckett University. It is designed to support academic staff in providing a diverse range of students with inclusive assessment and academic support. You can access the guide on the QAS website. 

Inclusive Assessment Guide 

Leeds Beckett Disability Advice

The link below will take you to the Leeds Beckett Disability Advice website that has guidance on the different types of disabilities your students may have. There are also contact details should you require guidance for specific cases.

Leeds Beckett Disability Advice - 

Decolonising the curriculum

For more information please visit the decolonising the curriculum page.


Diversifying reading list content

External website resources

This guidance from the University of Birmingham explores best practice for an LGBTQ-inclusive curriculum. It is not Birmingham specific and many of the principles and content ideas can be applied to our teaching and course design here. at LBU. The disciplinary case studies and the FAQs at the end are particularly useful Download here. 

The 2010 Equality Act - which sets out the legal framework for equal action, including details of the categories of people with protected characteristics. Click here for a link to the Act.

This is a book published through the University of Sheffield provides some very useful ideas and suggestions how to make your teaching more inclusive. It includes ideas for presentations, handouts and lectures. There are also case- studies from the sector on how others have embedded inclusivity into their practice. Click here.

Higher Education Academy - Inclusive curriculum design in higher education and Inclusive learning and teaching in higher education

Inclusive assessment website by Plymouth University. Click here

This government guide is to support Higher Education Institutes in Inclusive Teaching and Learning as a route to Excellence and looks at making reasonable adjustments. The guide can be accessed here

Professor Sally Brown talking about Inclusive Assessment 

Professor David Boud talking Assessment 2020 

Creating Inclusive and Accessible Learning Environments

Inclusive and accessible learning environments - an info kit about enhancing inclusive and accessible learning environments generated in April 2016 by Leeds Beckett students on our Postgraduate Certificate in Academic Practice.

The Disability Advice team has produced a guide to producing Accessible and Alternative Formats of documents. The guide can be downloaded here: 

The link below provides resources created by Manchester Metropolitan University around making your teaching and learning inclusive to all.

MMU Inclusive Curriculum Toolkit

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Page last updated: 17/11/2022

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