Inclusive learning and teaching

Students studying

As a university with a diverse student population, we have a strong commitment to inclusion in learning and teaching.

Curriculum enhancement forms a central element of our Access and Participation Plan, which is designed to address ‘disadvantage gaps’ where unintended obstacles may prevent some students from achieving their full potential. Underlying our strategic approaches is a determination to remove these obstacles and the resulting gaps.

Anglia Learning & Teaching provides staff development workshops and resources to support staff in embedding inclusive practice. This includes:

  • the Course Design Intensive (CDI) process for curriculum enhancement to support our Education Strategy
  • workshops and resources to support inclusive teaching practice
  • guidance on use of learning technologies
  • development of accessible teaching content.

Practical guidance: inclusive curriculum

We have developed a framework for an inclusive curriculum (ICF), based on six principles. It aims to ensure that inclusive practice is present in all of our teaching and is not simply a ‘bolt on’. Much of the framework is based on the premise that excellence in our learning, teaching and assessment practice will foster inclusivity, whereas poor practice will adversely impinge on disadvantaged groups. The ICF,  incorporated into our Active Curriculum Framework, forms part of our institutional curriculum change programme delivered through the CDI (Course Design Intensive) process. To further support the ICF and our ongoing commitment to improving assessment and feedback, special focus is paid to Inclusive Assessment.

Policy and practical guidance: accessible materials and classroom

Learn how to make documents accessible and integrate an inclusive approach into your teaching. We also examine disparate elements of classroom practice and highlight the Inclusive Teaching Practices Canvas site. Open our drop down menus below for more information on each area:

Accessible documents

Inclusive classroom practice

Inclusive classroom tools


All-inclusive approaches

Take a closer look at how you can present inclusivity in higher education. We pull in resources from the Student Services' inclusive website, mental health considerations, and the international student experience.

Resources for students

External resources