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Cambridge Centre for Teaching and Learning

Students gathered on the bridge beneath the Jerwood Library

Inclusion encompasses more than access to higher education; it also involves the teaching, learning, assessment and curricula experienced by students after they arrive and throughout their course of study. An inclusive approach is fundamental to excellent educational practices, as it aims to ensure that all students, including those in protected groups, are able to participate fully and succeed academically at equal rates.

This section provides guidance for staff looking to make their teaching practice more inclusive and support for colleagues wishing to address awarding gaps in their courses.


Guiding Principles

Six key principles for inclusive teaching and learning developed with students and staff members of the Inclusive T&L Advisory Group.


Students as Partners

A guide to working with students as partners for research or educational enhancement, providing support on setting up your own partnership project, highlighting considerations to bear in mind before and during the project, and sharing case studies of practice from existing small and large-scale partnership initiatives.

Also available as a web guide.


Awarding Gaps

Learn about awarding gaps and why we need to address them, find out how to identify awarding gaps in your own context, and discover the types of support available to help Faculties and Departments develop interventions to address awarding gaps experienced by students in your courses.


Student Skills Strategy

A new strategy for academic, employability and life skills to support and encourage the integration of skills development into teaching & assessment practices, curricula and review processes.


Assessment at Cambridge

Guidance for staff on the effective design of assessment in light of the new Framework for Assessment 2022-23, which is accompanied by a glossary of key terms and three briefing papers expanding upon key concepts relating to assessment.


Inclusive Collegiate Education

A project to develop research-informed approaches to enhancing educational experiences and outcomes relevant to the distinctive environments and practices of Cambridge Colleges.


Support & Initiatives

Resources to support you in ensuring that your teaching is inclusive and accessible for all. These include an interactive module on Inclusive Teaching & Learning from the Accessibility & Disability Resource Resource, a guide to using Content Notes, and the Black Advisory Hub.