Equality and diversity guidance for academic staff

Academic staff have a crucial role to play in ensuring that the University is inclusive and accessible.

Embedding Equality and Diversity in the Curriculum

A range of resources to support the embedding of equality and diversity in the curriculum are available through the Embedding Equality and Diversity in the Curriculum (EEDC) project website.

The EEDC project is funded by the Scottish Funding Council (SFC) to offer support to Scottish HEIs in the context of the increasing diversity of the student body and strengthening of legislative duties to proactively promote equality, eliminate discrimination and foster good relations. All of this calls for a re-examination of the management, design and delivery of learning, teaching and assessment so as to incorporate (rather than add on) equality and diversity.

Factsheets

Equality Challenge Unit have produced a series of short factsheets, which are designed to help raise awareness among academic staff of their responsibilities in this area and promote the development of equality and diversity expertise as a key competence for teaching and learning.

The factsheets cover the themes of: The legal framework, Inclusive practice, Pastoral care and Promoting good relations

Cultural awareness

Cultural connections, a booklet produced by the British Council, provides an introduction to cultural awareness and practical guidance in relation to working with and supporting students from diverse cultural backgrounds.