Respect for Diversity:

It is our intention that students from all diverse backgrounds and perspectives be well served by this course, that students’ learning needs be addressed both in and out of teaching sessions, and that the diversity that students bring to this cohort be viewed as a resource, strength and benefit. It is our intent to present materials and activities that are respectful of diversity: gender, sexuality, disability, age, socioeconomic status, ethnicity, race, and culture. Your suggestions are encouraged and appreciated. Please let us know ways to improve the effectiveness of the course for you personally or for other students or student groups. In addition, if any of our sessions conflict with your religious events, please let us know so that we can make arrangements for you.

(Adapted from a diversity statement from the University of Iowa College of Education)


Accessibility, Engagement, and Wellbeing:

We aim for this course to be inclusive and accessible to all. Please let the course team know if you are having difficulty engaging with any aspect of the course. Information regarding support related to accessibly can be found here: A copy of the University’s accessibility statement for ELE is available here.

A personal tutor is assigned to all trainees on the course.  The personal tutor will make contact with each trainee by email during the course and meet with each trainee once per term.

The university is committed to supporting trainees through their studies and recognises the importance of trainee wellbeing. As well as their personal tutor, trainees can contact hub staff or the Wellbeing service if they have questions or need support.