Inclusive teaching practices for diverse cohorts

Wednesday 3 June, Leeds University Business School


This event has been postponed. For further details refer to our COVID-19 policy here.

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Allan (2008) recognises that teaching diverse cohorts can be a challenge, often leading to academics feeling confused about how to implement inclusive teaching practices and frustrated due to lack of institutional support, time constraints and large cohort sizes. The promotion of equal opportunities for all students in higher education institutions, using strategies such as inclusive teaching practices, is advocated by organisations such as Advance HE, Office for Students, UN and UNESCO.This workshop is designed to support individuals to develop inclusive teaching practices that promote the participation, retention and achievement of all students by respecting their diverse characteristics, abilities and needs. It will support those who teach students with diverse characteristics such as those from widening participation, BAME, and international backgrounds.

Through interactive methods, participants will develop an understanding of diverse student characteristics, benefits and examples of inclusive teaching practices from guest speakers. Participants will be supported in developing an inclusive teaching practice session as well as devising an action plan to promote future inclusive teaching practice.

Learning outcomes and takeaways

Participants at this workshop will learn how to:

  • Identify a variety of characteristics of diverse student bodies as a means of raising awareness of the significant benefits of using inclusive teaching practices
  • Explore practices that can be used in teaching, assessing and feeding back to diverse cohorts
  • Design an inclusive teaching session
  • Create an action plan for further implementation of inclusive teaching practices

CMBE CPD units

This event will allow you to claim up to 6.5 units towards your annual CPD.

09:30 - Registration

10:00 - Introduction and aims of the workshop

10:20 - Diversity in Theory and Practice

10:35 - Inclusive vs 'Exclusive' Teaching

11:00 - Effective Inclusive Teaching Methods for BAME Undergraduate Students

11:45 - Teaching Practices for ‘Non-Traditional’ Students with Differing Characteristics

12:30 - Lunch

13:15 - Assessing and Feedback

14:00 - Inclusivity in Teaching

14:40 - Inclusivity in Teaching Presentations

15:30 - Inclusive Practice in Teaching Action Planning

15:45 - Summary and Feedback

16:00 - Close

The workshop will take place at:

G05 Charles Thakrah Building
University of Leeds
90 Clarendon Road

Please Note

This event offers different booking rates for those who are registered CMBEs, and those who are not. Please ensure you select the correct rate for yourself and your colleagues when making the booking.


CMBE subscribers: £185 (save £50)

Non-CMBE delegates: £235
(Note: if you are not subscribed to the CMBE scheme you must be from a Chartered ABS Member school to attend this event)

Want to apply for CMBE and pay for this event? The total to pay will be £285 (£100 CMBE subscription and £185 event fee). You must apply to become a CMBE first, and have your application approved before you register for the event. Please apply here.

Group discounts: A 25% discount is applied to each additional person for groups of 2 or more. If you wish to book for a group of five or more people please email us for a special booking code. If you would like to make a group booking which includes at least one colleague who also wishes to pay for their CMBE subscription, please contact us so we can issue you with a special booking code.

Want to pay by invoice? Please provide a valid Purchase Order Number when making your booking.

If you have any questions please contact Michael.

Michael Griffiths
CMBE Administrator