Inclusion & Diversity

Being inclusive is about providing equal opportunities for all students to achieve their full potential. This includes writing learning materials in a way that speaks to all students, using language that is familiar. Student diversity is a way to think about how we enhance and internationalise our curriculum, challenging our own stereotypes and those of our students.

Title Description Discipline
Inclusive, Accessible Archaeology. Guides for teaching and learning in Archaeology, No5. University of Liverpool academic staff (Archaeology), were part of the HEFCE funded project (2007) that produced these good practice guidelines for including disabled students and self-evaluation in archaeological fieldwork training. Archaeology
Inclusivity in Teaching Practice and the Curriculum: Guides for Teaching and Learning in Archaeology, No 6. Karina Croucher, University of Liverpool & Wendelin Romer, University of York provide some practical suggestions on how to enhance inclusivity in curricula. Archaeology
Investigating the role of fieldwork in teaching and learning archaeology A report on investigations into the perceptions and expectations of fieldwork in archaeology at undergraduate degree level in the UK. Published by the Higher Education Academy’s Subject Centre for History, Classics and Archaeology, in the School of Archaeology, Classics and Egyptology, University of Liverpool (2008). Archaeology
Teaching mixed abilities

A review of two common strategies for teaching mixed ability students - flexible delivery and peer learning.

Electronics & Electrical Engineering
Engaging students in Engineering through their everyday experiences

Engaging students in their learning - discusses work done at Michigan State University , relating to the use of examples to help learning, and the importance of context, and applies it to UoL. The clips explore issues of self-efficacy, and the selection of examples for learning.

Duration:  25 minutes

A quick guide to e-lectures, screencasts and podcasts

This guide provides the key technical and learning and teaching issues associated with using e-lectures, screencasts and podcasts in your teaching. Includes links to case studies and research.

Accessibility of Laboratory Practical's, Field Trips and Work Placements

Practical tips and guidance for how labs, field trips and placements can be made accessible for students with special educational needs.

HEA Inclusive Cultures Report

University of Liverpool was one of 16 higher education institutions in the UK that was supported by the HEA to promote inclusive teaching and learning.  The HEA programme was designed to help institutions define inclusion in their own contexts, learn from other participating institutions, identify and overcome barriers to change and provide a more concerted effort across organisations.  This report provides an overview of the reported activities and conclusions contained within.


A presentation about the inclusive learning development portal: iLearn. The portal is available to all University of Liverpool undergraduate and postgraduate students worldwide.  It is designed to contribute to the development of robust academic and scholarly practices whilst at Liverpool.   

Inclusivity in Higher Education, Opportunities, Troubles or Tensions?

This presentation looks at some key drivers behind the current focus on Inclusivity in Higher Education. It presents some troubling perspectives on the lived realities of exclusion and inclusion across the sector.


The focus of this website is informal education. It contains articles on the ideas, thinkers and practice associated with this aspect of education.