Inclusive practice network – inaugural event May 2017

The first conference of the UK Inclusive Practice Network was held at York St John University. Funded by a small grant from the Teaching and Learning Unit at YSJ it brought together a range of academic and disability service personnel.

Professor Alan Hurst opened the conference by outlining key moments for inclusive practice during his career in HE which spanned 5 decades:

Professor Alan Hurst

Keynote: Professor Liz Thomas provided an argument for developing measures of inclusion in the Teaching Excellence Framework and outlined the broad issues which define inclusion in HE:

Professor Liz Thomas

Keynote: Dr Ann-Marie Houghton outlined HEFCE-funded research into existing inclusive practice:

Dr Ann-Marie Houghton

A range of workshops were provided by colleagues from across the HE sector:

Why inclusive practice? – Pete Quinn & Mike Wray

Why inclusive practice worksheet

Inclusive practice in STEM subjects – Jenni Dyer, Institute of Physics

Inclusive assessment – David Grey, YSJ

Inclusive teaching practice – Chris Ross & Andreas Konstantinidis, King’s College, London

Lecture capture – Elaine Shillcock, University of Manchester

Notetaking software  – Sonocent

Inclusive off-campus learning – Jane Collings & Karen Hocking, University of Plymouth