Creating a truly inclusive university is a key objective of the University of Hull Education Strategy 2020-25 (soon to be launched). The strategy states that we will continually review learning, teaching and assessment strategies, awarding gaps, and student retention, to ensure equality, irrespective of student background. It also introduces new Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) around equality of student outcomes.
Led by the Inclusivity Senior Fellows of the Teaching Excellence Academy, Katharine Hubbard and Paula Gawthorpe, the 2nd Teaching Excellence Academy Winter Symposium is aimed at all academic and student-facing staff, including those at our partner colleges.
The event will celebrate, reflect on and develop our future approach to inclusive education, including through reflection, our experiences of remote delivery during the academic year 19/20. We will also launch the University Awarding Gap Strategy, which will address systematic inequalities in student outcomes.
Sessions will explore inclusive teaching approaches, showcase our excellent practice examples, and provide staff with time to consider how their practice aligns with the new Education Strategy. The morning will focus on reflections on existing practice and will highlight examples of inclusive practice (see call for contributions below). The afternoon will consider how we can take inclusivity to the ‘next level’ and will be open to current University of Hull students, ensuring that their voice is also heard in discussions of future inclusivity.
All sessions will be recorded, so if you are unable to attend for the full day, you will be able to revisit at a time more convenient to you and your circumstances.
We very much look forward to seeing you at this event, and invite you to join us in celebrating, and developing further, our excellent inclusive teaching practice here at Hull.
Reserve your place here.
Please view our Symposium Programme.
Call for contributions
We are looking for people to submit examples of inclusive practice describing their approach. Please indicate during the sign-up process whether you want to contribute to the session; this could take the form of a. a single powerpoint slide used as a poster b. a 2min prerecorded video or c. a written outline (400 words max.).
Submission deadline: 12 noon on Monday 11 January 2021