Challenging times or just an opportunity? | Cyfnod heriol neu gyfle yn unig?

Professor Martin Stringer was born in Tanzania educated in the North of England and currently the Senior Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Education at Swansea University, South West Wales. Martin has been in higher education for just over 20 years and in his own words, he joined the profession, primarily through the love of teaching. He affirms that, the engagement withContinue reading “Challenging times or just an opportunity? | Cyfnod heriol neu gyfle yn unig?”

Inspiration from others | Ysbrydoliaeth gan Eraill

I attended the University of Edinburgh Learning and Teaching conference on 15th June. They opened their first day to outsiders which was a nice taster of what was to come over the three-day event. Opened by their dignitaries, to be expected, which was interesting and heartening to hear the similarities in our institutions over theContinue reading “Inspiration from others | Ysbrydoliaeth gan Eraill”

Teaching intelligence: how to support visually impaired students Deallusrwydd Addysgu: sut i gefnogi myfyrwyr sydd â nam ar y golwg

[:en]Our own transcription centre is featured in the Times Higher Education article on January 25 2020. Katharine Swindells writes that subjects traditionally closed to visually impaired learners are being opened up by new tech.  She says that universities must provide policies, training and resources to match. Some institutions are leading the way, says Swindells.  At SwanseaContinue reading “Teaching intelligence: how to support visually impaired students Deallusrwydd Addysgu: sut i gefnogi myfyrwyr sydd â nam ar y golwg”

[:en]A month in the life of a Widening Access team…[:cy]Un mis ym mywyd tîm Llydanu Mynediad[:]

[:en]…with Reaching Wider and Step Up to Swansea University Alice Davies Partnership Manager South West Wales Reaching Wider Partnership June is often a busy month for Widening Access teams and this is certainly true of the Reaching Wider team at the University. Over the course of June we ran a huge variety of events delivering 2,132Continue reading “[:en]A month in the life of a Widening Access team…[:cy]Un mis ym mywyd tîm Llydanu Mynediad[:]”

[:en]A day in the life of the LGBT+ officer[:cy]Diwrnod ym mywyd swyddog LHDT+[:]

[:en] As the (open place) officer I work with students and staff to improve equality, diversity, and LGBT+ representation. Alongside this I am also in the process of completing my PhD in Economics, researching the role of sexual orientation in the economy. Recently I was honoured to have earned my inclusivity badge due to theContinue reading “[:en]A day in the life of the LGBT+ officer[:cy]Diwrnod ym mywyd swyddog LHDT+[:]”

[:en]LGBT+ Inclusion and Pronoun Pin Badges[:cy]LHDT+ Bathodynnau Cynhwysol a Rhagenwau[:]

By Cath Elms, c.l.elms@swansea.ac.uk As the university’s Equality Advisor and LGBT+ Staff Network co-chair, I specialise in LGBT+ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender) inclusion for staff and students at the university. My work involves providing advice and support on LGBT+ issues at work and study. I also lead on the university’s annual Stonewall Workplace Equality IndexContinue reading “[:en]LGBT+ Inclusion and Pronoun Pin Badges[:cy]LHDT+ Bathodynnau Cynhwysol a Rhagenwau[:]”

[:en]Why I wear my inclusivity badge[:cy]Pam rydw i’n gwisgo fy mathodyn Cynwysoldeb[:]

[:en] When I first arrived at Swansea University, inclusive practice and diversity were just aspects that I aspired to embed within my pedagogy. I realized that I had lots to learn. The more learned, the more I realized that this would be very developmental and that I would always be learning. The best part of thisContinue reading “[:en]Why I wear my inclusivity badge[:cy]Pam rydw i’n gwisgo fy mathodyn Cynwysoldeb[:]”

[:en]Inclusive Swansea[:cy]Abertawe Cynhwysol[:]

[:en]As a member of the ISS Inclusivity group, I have been working with colleagues on developing ways to promote and recognize the excellent work that Swansea staff is doing for Equality Diversity & Inclusion (EDI). We created an Icon, which we felt represented inclusion,  and have had badges made and t-shirts on the way withContinue reading “[:en]Inclusive Swansea[:cy]Abertawe Cynhwysol[:]”