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    STEP - Teaching and Supporting Trans and Gender Diverse Students
    Provider   Organisational and Staff Development Unit

    This session will explore working with trans and gender diverse students, and consider the ways in which we can cultivate inclusive teaching and learning environments.

Duration 2 hours

Course Type Presentation

Booking Status Archived

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Target Audience: Those involved in teaching, learning and assessment, those with an interest in supporting trans and gender diverse students

You may already knowingly work with trans and gender diverse students, or you may wish to expand your understanding and knowledge in this area. You may also be considering how you can make your teaching practice, curriculum content and learning environments more inclusive. Whatever your current level of knowledge and experience, you are encouraged to join us for this short session.

There is increasing evidence to suggest that trans and gender diverse people face significant challenges studying and working in higher education. Recent research undertaken at the University of Strathclyde – TransEdu Scotland – explored the experiences of and current provision for trans applicants, students and staff across the Scottish HE and FE sectors. This research suggests a far greater proportion of trans students withdraw from their course than the general student population, and issues around learning and teaching, placements, and confidentiality.

Drawing upon the findings and recommendations, this session will introduce participants to the main considerations when supporting and teaching trans and gender diverse students. While it is of course important to respect the individuality of each student we work with, there are a number of common experiences and barriers that can be encountered by trans and gender diverse students.  We will examine the ways in which we can both support trans and gender diverse students, and drive change in our classrooms, departments, and faculties. You will also have the opportunity to reflect on your teaching practices, course design and curriculum content, with a view to encouraging the development of pertinent and inclusive teaching and curricula.

 Outcomes of the workshop: 

  • Increased understanding of the potential challenges and barriers faced by trans and  gender diverse students in teaching and learning contexts;
  • Identify specific elements of teaching practice that can be developed to be more inclusive of trans and gender diverse students;

  • Identify specific elements of curriculum and course content that can be developed to include gender diversity and matters pertinent to trans experience.


Delivered By: Dr Stephanie Mckendry and Dr Matson Lawrence



Cancellation Policy

When applying for a course, you should note that there will be a £50* to your department if you cancel within 5** working days or you do not attend, and a £25 charge for cancellations/ non-attendance between 6 and 10 working days. There will be no charge for cancellation made 10 or more working days before the event. Notifications should be made to OSDU@strath.ac.uk

A department is welcome to send someone else in your place if they wish without incurring a charge, providing that person has the necessary pre-requisites for the course. In the case of courses split over more than one day, you must attend ALL parts of the course. If you fail to attend any part you will be charged as outlined above.

*This is the standard charge for cancellation or non-attendance of course of 1 days duration or less. For some courses there may be a higher cancellation charge and if this is the case you will be advised of this at the time of booking.

**Any bookings made within 10 days of the event will incur the charges as specified.