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Neurodiversity Toolkit and Creating Inclusive Departments

Peer Mentoring

Departmental Representation (student/staff led)

  • Equitea Cafe - Physics
  • SSLCs & EDI representatives
  • Law Society: Disability and Employability event.

See Awareness and celebration suggestions

Students' lived experiences and advice on raising awareness and challenging misperceptions about neurodiversity.

The animated video above describes the experiences of neurodivergent students' advice to departments. Student quotes are from the WIHEA-funded project on the academic experiences of neurodivergent experiences (click here for report) and the animation is prepared by Undergraduate Research Assistant Robyn Ellison. Student societies

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Exemplar: Academic Departmental Contact (interview conducted first yr psychology student Inchara Athreya)

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Widening Participation Student Network

Promote the Widening Participation Student Network which aims to provide current students from widening participation (WP) backgrounds, (undergraduate or postgraduate) Students can meet peers, share experiences, find out about opportunities that are available to them and gain insight into a wide variety of topics. Click here to visit the network pageLink opens in a new window

Community Values programme

Engage students and staff with activities and training within this programme. Some of the activities are great for welcome week - click here to visit

Advice from students about improving communication in the department

Student quotes are from the WIHEA-funded project on the academic experiences of neurodivergent experiences (click here for report) and the animation is prepared by Undergraduate Research Assistant Robyn Ellison. Click here to view comic strip in CANVA for better resolutionLink opens in a new window

Staff Training & Resources

Slides for Teaching away day

Case Studies

How inclusive is your department checklist

Ableism in academia free e-book to download- click hereLink opens in a new window

Check your language bias: Inclusive language - you govLink opens in a new window

See university disability initiatives click here

Check out the inclusive education model - click here

Check out inclusive education resources - click here

Click here for Disability History Reading List.