The Seventh Annual Learning & Teaching Conference: "Embracing Diversity"

Wednesday 9th January 2013

Richard Roberts Building, University of Sheffield

The University of Sheffield has a diverse student body that falls into many different groups including nationality, socio-economic background, disability and health, employment status, age group and location.  This conference provided an opportunity for colleagues across the university to share strategies and practices that ensure that all students have a quality learning experience that is enriched by diversity.  In particular, it provided an opportunity to explore and share examples of:

  • Building inclusive communities of learning
  • Teaching diverse groups of students including those with different life experiences, and teaching UG and PGT students together 
  • Integrating home and international students
  • Formative and summative assessment strategies for diverse groups of students
  • Incorporating international and inter-cultural perspectives in to the curriculum
  • Valuing students' previous learning styles and educational cultures, particularly in transitional support
  • Using mentoring/peer support/personal and academic support to enrich diversity and promote inclusivity
  • Understanding and utilising student perspectives
  • Providing opportunities for all students to develop employability skills for a global market

Almost 300 people attended the conference and contributed to thought provoking discussions throughout the day. Please use the links on the left for further information and resources related to this conference.

The full programme outline and abstract booklet are available as downloads from the links on the left.