Inclusive Teaching & Learning in Higher Education: Supporting Excellence & Offering the Best Environment for Disabled Students

Confirmed speakers:

  • Geoff Layer, Vice Chancellor, University of Wolverhampton & Chair, Disabled Student's Sector Leadership Group (speaking via pre-recorded video)
  • Megan Dunn, Senior Policy Advisor, Equality Challenge Unit
  • Fiona Waye, Senior Policy Lead, Social Mobility, Equality & Diversity, Universities UK
  • Phil Scarffe, Head of Student Welfare, De Montfort University
  • Osama Khan, Director, Learning & Teaching, Solent Learning & Teaching Institute, Southampton Solent University
  • John Conway, Head of Disability, Royal Agricultural University
  • Paddy Turner, Chair, National Association of Disability Practitioners & Senior Lecturer, Sheffield Hallam University (event chair)


The DfE recently published best practice guidance on how institutions can best support students with disabilities throughout their studies. Significant work is already being undertaken across the sector but there is still much more room for HEIs to develop a more strategic and flexible approach to delivering inclusive teaching & learning.

Attend this Westminster Briefing event to hear practical guidance on how your institution can embed a comprehensive approach to inclusive learning & teaching. Explore how you can drive institutional change and discuss good practice you can take back and implement in your setting.

Key issues to be addressed:

  • Embedding a comprehensive approach to inclusive teaching & learning
  • Driving a change in culture across the whole institution
  • Identifying & mitigating the risks in providing ‘reasonable adjustments’
  • Flexible methods of teaching, assessment & service provision
  • Opportunities for partnership working
  • Ensuring student & staff aware of the basic tenants of an inclusive approach
  • Evaluating the effect of inclusive learning
  • Successful approaches to inclusive teaching & learning
  • What changes can you make in inclusive practice to improve student outcomes?
  • Reasonable adjustments at your institution

The event:

Morning refreshments will be served upon arrival with a networking lunch to follow. Any special needs or dietary requirements should be notified to us upon booking.

The event is CPD certified, and a certificate is available confirming your attendance.

For registration enquiries please contact: | 0207 593 5657

To discuss speaking opportunities and agenda content, please email:

Who should attend?

You will join a range of higher education and disability stakeholders, including colleagues working in disability offices, student services and support, registry, teaching and pedagogy and anyone else interested or involved in supporting students with disabilities in higher education.

Thursday 25th May 2017

11.00am - 3.30pm (including networking lunch)

ETC Venues Liverpool Street, Bishopsgate Court, 4-12 Norton Folgate, London, E1 6DQ

Public Sector | 1 Place: £245 | 2+ Places: £195 each
Private Sector
 | 1 Place: £295 | 2+ Places: £245 each

Above prices exclude VAT

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