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Lecture recordings: the bridge to accessible learning

Students with disabilities can require lecture recordings for several reasons, boiling down to two main features. Either, they need recordings to re-listen/watch lectures because of a learning difficulty or similar, or their disability means that they cannot attend lectures altogether or their absence rate is higher because of that disability. This forces those with disabilities […]

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“Jazz hands” instead of applause are not more inclusive

This October, Manchester University decided to ban applause and associated noises (such as whooping) and replace the display of appreciation with the British Sign Language version (colloquially referred to as ‘jazz hands’). The reason given for this change was to be more inclusive of people with sensory processing disorders. I do not agree with this […]

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The strikes have highlighted the inadequacies of university management across the UK

The strikes have finished, for now, and this gives us some time to reflect on what has happened, what it means and how it will affect various aspects of university life. Upon reflection, the strikes have exposed the poor culture of the senior management across the university system and how ineffective they are when dealing […]