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Inclusive Curriculum Toolkit

Purpose of the Toolkit

A form of good compliant HE practice for staff involved in curriculum design, delivery and assessment. Including guidance from the Equality & Human Rights Commission (EHRC); Higher Education Academy (HEA); Equality Challenge Unit (ECU); and the Scottish Funding Council (SFC).

Toolkit Sections

Online guidance is updated as and when guidance/publications is developed/ reviewed. Please refer to the following different elements:  

1. Equality Laws - download: Eq Law Compliance in L&T Booklet (PDF, 632 KB)
2. Funding linked
3. Impact of the law in Learning & Teaching
4. Academic Freedom and Promoting Good Relations
5. Inclusive Practice
6. Subject Specific Inclusive Curriculum Design
7. Types of Discrimination
8. Equality Grouping Specific (being updated)

8.1 Age
8.2 Disability
8.3 Gender Reassignment
8.4 Marriage and Civil partnership
8.5 Pregnancy and Maternity (including Paternity)
8.6 Race (colour, ethnic or national background): Racial equality and the curriculum
8.7 Religion or Belief (inc. non-belief)
8.8 Sex/Gender
8.9 Sexual Orientation

Guidance and presentations from ECU, HEA and other HEIs:

Note: guidance is aligned to the University Teaching & Learning Assessment policies.

Reviewed: 21 May 2015 






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University of St Andrews
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