Inclusive Teaching Special Interest Group

See below for list of session dates in 2023-24

Find out more and register for the next session, Wednesday 6 December, 11.30am-1pm (SSO required)


One way in which we aim to create conditions throughout Oxford where excellence in teaching and assessment can thrive is by bringing educators, administrators and students together through our facilitated education communities.

The communities offer different opportunities for staff to enhance and support their practice – from open networks and user groups, to special interest groups. 

One of these is the Inclusive Teaching Special Interest Group (Inclusive Teaching SIG). Find out about our other groups

What is the Inclusive Teaching SIG? 

This group brings together staff from across the collegiate University who wish to discuss and develop ways to effectively meet the institutional anticipatory duty towards disabled students at Oxford under the Equality Act. 

The group is facilitated by the Centre for Teaching and Learning and organised via Teams. 

Sessions are held in-person and online during the year, and provide opportunities to network, share good practices and experiences, and contribute to projects led by the Centre in the area of inclusive teaching at undergraduate and postgraduate levels.  

Who is the Inclusive Teaching SIG for? 

The group is relevant to staff who wish to develop their practice relating to effective ways of meeting the institutional anticipatory duty towards disabled students under the Equality Act. The group may be especially relevant for disability leads or others working to embed inclusive practices at Oxford. The group is open to all academic and professional services staff at Oxford with an active interest and/or remit in practising, developing or supporting inclusive teaching.

How can I join the Inclusive Teaching SIG? 

You can join the group via Teams.

Step 1: Make sure you are logged into Teams

Step 2: Click on this link. This will join you to our Education Community Team automatically and you will be able to view the Inclusive Teaching SIG Team Channel.

If you don’t have a SSO (Single Sign-On) account or have difficulty joining, please contact us.

How can I manage my notifications for the Education Community Team?

If you change nothing about your Teams notifications, you will receive both desktop notifications and activity feed alerts for @mentions, direct messages (chat), and all new conversations and @mentions in all channels within the Education Community Team, not just those for the Inclusive Teaching SIG Team Channel.

If you would like to turn off notifications from any channel in the Education Community Team (ie for those groups you do not wish to follow), here is how to customise notifications in a Teams channel.

More details of how to change notifications can be found at Learn how to choose the right settings to fit your preferences.

If you have any queries, please contact us.

When are the next sessions of the Inclusive Teaching SIG? 

In 2023-24, sessions of the Inclusive Teaching SIG will be held as below.

Calendar invitations will be posted in the Inclusive Teaching SIG Channel in our Education Community Team. Please register via the booking links below.

Date, time, format

Meeting details

Booking link

Thu 5 Oct (Wk 0, MT23), 10-11.30am


Caldicott Room, Disability Access Service (DAS), 3 Worcester Street, Oxford OX1 2BX

This first meeting of the new year will focus on the new Student Support Plan, including the Disability Inclusion Statement (SSP A). How are departments and colleges planning to implement the recommendations in the new statement? What are the challenges and opportunities?

There will be an opportunity for informal networking over refreshments at the beginning of the meeting, and time set aside at the end to collect ideas for focus areas for future meetings.

If there are specific areas or questions related to the topic you would like to be covered, please contact Vicky Drew (Inclusive Education Officer) and these will be added to the agenda.

Meeting has taken place.

To view files from the meeting, go to the files folder in the Inclusive Teaching Special Interest Group Teams Channel.

Wed 6 Dec (Wk 9, MT23), 11.30am-1pm


Seminar Room, Level 2, Littlegate House, 16-17 St Ebbe's Street, Oxford OX1 1PT

Supporting Students’ mental health and well-being during their studies

This is an opportunity for members of the group to share and discuss approaches to support student mental health and wellbeing currently being used in their contexts (whether a college, department, or central service). We’ll also explore how this inclusive support interfaces with reasonable adjustments for students with a mental health disability.

To register your attendance, please complete this short form (SSO required).

Thu 18 Jan (Wk 1, HT24), 1-2pm



To be advised

To follow

Tue 12 Mar (Wk 9, HT24), 9-10.30am


To be advised

To follow

Thu 25 Apr (Wk 1, TT24), 2-3pm


To be advised

To follow

Can I view materials from previous sessions?

Once you have joined the Inclusive Teaching SIG, materials from previous sessions will be available to you via the Inclusive Teaching Special Interest Group Channel in the Education Community Team.

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