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Diversifying Assessment Symposium new Fri 13 Mar 2020   10:00 [Places]

Following the Examination Review Final Report (2017), the University of Cambridge has been strongly encouraging “creative and innovative modes of assessment as appropriate to the subject being examined”. This symposium is an opportunity to explore opportunities and processes for changing, refining or adapting current assessment practices. The Symposium will be chaired by Senior Pro-Vice Chancellor Education Professor Graham Virgo and Professor Chris Young, Chair of the Examination and Assessment Committee, and will include short presentations from a range of disciplines about diverse assessment practices, including innovative approaches to the traditional exam. The event is open to all staff involved in assessment or examination practices at Cambridge.

For more information, or if you are interested in sharing your assessment practices in a presentation, please contact Dr Ruth Walker at rgcw3@cam.ac.uk

This course is run and the trainers provided by the Disability Resource Centre


Would you like to increase your confidence in meeting and working with disabled people? This participative course will help you to learn the best ways to offer and give assistance. Through discussion and group work you will explore the barriers faced by disabled people when accessing services and learn how to make your services as accessible as possible. This course is aimed at people working in a frontline role.

This course is run and the trainers provided by the Disability Resource Centre

This participative workshop will enable attendees to confidentially discuss the impact of dealing with students in distress and review ways of working with them. Aimed at all frontline staff, including porters, administrators, librarians and so on, and will have a focus on shorter interactions where there is no ongoing welfare role. The workshop will discuss ways of being supportive in ways which are effective and manageable for students and staff. The workshop will also address when to say yes – and when to say no.

The workshop will be conducted in a relaxed and open way and will result in those attending feeling more confident in these interactions. The workshop will also update attendees on available sources of local support for students.

This course is run and the trainers provided by the Disability Resource Centre


This course will consider the teaching and learning strategies helpful when working with students with autistic spectrum conditions (ASD, such as Asperger’s Syndrome). It will help you to reflect on common barriers experienced by students with ASD and ways of removing these.

DRC: Inclusive Teaching: Disabled Students (Briefing) Mon 10 Feb 2020   12:45 Finished

This course is run and the trainers provided by the Disability Resource Centre


With increasing student numbers, and a diverse student body it is harder and harder to respond to all disabled students on an individual basis. This participative workshop will identify where barriers could exist for disabled students. It will provide an opportunity to discuss best practice and any concerns relating to your area of work. The session will focus on practical strategies and advance planning to create more inclusive learning environments.

This course is run and the trainers provided by the Disability Resource Centre


Disabled people face a range of barriers to their effective use of libraries, yet they are an important resource in enabling students to participate in study. This course will explore ways of accommodating disabled library users and help you to develop a plan for enhancing the service you offer. Libraries too have responsibilities under the Equality Act 2010 and this course will help you to achieve this.

DRC: Sign Language: An Introduction Tue 3 Mar 2020   13:30 [Full]

This course is run and the trainers provided by the Disability Resource Centre


This interactive course will give an introduction to sign language and an opportunity to review and revisit best practice in communicating with Deaf people. Through discussion and practice, participants will gain knowledge of sign language, as well as advice on how to take their knowledge further.

This course is run and the trainers provided by the Disability Resource Centre


This course will develop your understanding of the barriers related to administration experienced by students with Specific Learning Difficulties (such as dyslexia), and how these can be overcome. It will review how best to manage the requirements of students with Specific Learning Difficulties, increase the support you can offer and identify the systems you need to employ. It will review the processes involved in setting up and managing student support.

This structured course will help you to fulfil your responsibilities to students with Specific Learning Difficulties and provide effective practical support required in terms of policy and accessing formal support. The course will focus on dyslexia, dyspraxia and dysgraphia.

Understanding Specific Learning Difficulties: Identification and Diagnosis (Briefing) is a useful precursor to this workshop, as it will not cover diagnosis or identification of specific learning difficulties.

This course is run and the trainers provided by the Disability Resource Centre


This participative, discussion based workshop will provide an opportunity to reflect on how students with mental health difficulties can be supported in postgraduate study. It will cover best practice in supporting students and update on services available to all involved.

This course is run and the trainers provided by the Disability Resource Centre


This participative workshop will enable attendees to confidentially discuss their reactions to students in emotional distress and consider effective ways of supporting them while managing attendees' own boundaries.

The workshop will be conducted in a relaxed and open way and will result in those attending feeling more confident in these interactions.

The workshop will also update attendees on available sources of local support for students.

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