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New framework for inclusive higher education

Date: April 17 - 2023

A cross-institutional Inclusive Higher Education Framework and accompanying self-directed online learning resource bank are now available through a QAA-funded Collaborative Enhancement Project.

The practical materials produced by this project are designed to inspire the sector to implement inclusive educational practices effectively.

The framework covers five core areas of activity including:

  • Structures and Processes
  • Curriculum Design and Delivery
  • Assessment and Feedback
  • Community and Belonging 
  • Pathways to Success. 

In addition to the five areas of activity, the framework is underpinned by six key principles or ways of working: 

  • Clear, consistent language and communication 
  • Leadership, responsibility and accountability 
  • Wellbeing, empathy and authenticity 
  • Development and training to empower individuals and teams 
  • Partnership working across an institution 
  • Evidence, reflection and evaluation.

The resource bank comprises practical materials including case studies, checklists, reflective tools, and a self-paced online learning tool to help you make the most of the materials available.

The project was led by the University of Hull in partnership with the University of Derby, Keele University, Staffordshire University and York St John University.

You can access the self-paced online learning and download the Inclusive Education Framework via the project web page.

Find out about QAA’s other Collaborative Enhancement Projects on our website.