This site has been developed to provide examples of good practice in making the University a more inclusive place to work and learn. Each example provided is a description of how an activity has improved access to, and quality of, an educational experience or service provision for a specific group.
Several of the case studies on this site have won the University’s Inclusive Practice Award. This is an annual award open to staff in Academic Schools and Professional Services. We are currently inviting submissions for the 2015 Award. The deadline for submissions this year is 29th April:
Please feel free to find out more about the Showcase, browse the case studies, and be inspired to adopt the good practice described here in your own work – or consider contributing your own case study!
From September 2016, we are introducing ASK4Books to 1st year nursing students, to promote an inclusive and equitable approach to teaching our diverse student population. This is a set of activities, centred around reading novels/biographies related to health and social care. ASK4Books will help to orientate students to the complex nature of healthcare settings, raise awareness of groups with protected characteristics within healthcare contexts and promote development of academic skills.
Dr. Linda Martindale & Dr. Linda McSwiggan, School of Nursing and Health Sciences
This Case Study won the University’s Inclusive Practice Award in 2015.
AC21010 (Data Visualisation) is a module that teaches mixed cohorts, including those from different Schools, and those from socio-economic deprived backgrounds who are attending the university as part of a co-curriculum agreement with Dundee and Angus College; an agreement initiated by Prof David Coates. One success of the module was the bonding between the different groups through an end-of-module exhibition. An award of £1000 would allow the exhibition to continue for at least 3 years.
This Case Study won the University’s Inclusive Practice Award in 2014.
To create a bank of media resources detailing and solving common academic writing issues, to support students at a distance from the University.
The development of inclusive and flexible learning resources for learners on the BA Professional Development (BAPD) programme through the use of note-taking software.
The Institute of Sport and Exercise (ISE) has developed an ‘Appropriate Exercise Intensity Support Guideline’ to ensure that cases of inappropriate exercise are dealt with sensitively, fairly and supportively with the prime objective of promoting a healthy balanced lifestyle for all. The Support Guideline will support all ISE members and further enhance our service provision and access to our student community.
We developed an entirely online Career Planning Module which is accessible for all and allows all students to explore, develop and enhance their career prospects while gaining 20 level 2 undergraduate academic credits.
This Case Study won the University’s Inclusive Practice Award in 2013.
A half-day event for all new entrants at all levels to meet teaching staff and current students and find where all their classes would take place.
Video capture software was used to provide learners with formative assessment feedback in audio and video, providing an alternative to written feedback.
Lecture content was produced in a range of accessible formats which were designed to promote independent learning, allowing students to learn at their own pace and to adapt the learning materials to their own preferences. This enabled students and academics, to utilise the actual face-2-face lecture time for a more in-depth analysis.
This case-study won the University’s Honorary Graduates’ Award for Inclusive Practice 2012.