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    STEP - Supporting Trans & Gender Diverse Students to Learn Online
    Provider   Organisational and Staff Development Unit

    This workshop considers ways in which learning experiences of trans, non-binary and gender diverse students can be enhanced in an online and blended environment. Participants will consider potential challenges for this group of students & effective strategies to promote inclusion.

Duration 1 hour

Course Type Live Stream

Booking Status Waiting List

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Target Audience: Academic, Teaching & Professional Services - all staff involved in the teaching or support of students

Trans, non-binary and gender diverse learners often have a much poorer learning experience in higher education than their cis-gendered peers. McKendry and Lawson (2017) found that 86% of trans staff and students had faced barriers to their learning and work in HE and FE in Scotland which they attributed to their gender identity or trans status.

The transition to online and blended learning presents opportunities to improve inclusion and raise awareness of gender diversity but there are also challenges for trans learners in such a learning environment. This short workshop will reflect on those challenges before discussing ways of providing effective support to learners and strategies for engagement.


 Consider the experiences and needs of trans, non-binary and gender diverse learners in relation to online learning environments

 Discuss effective strategies to promote inclusion within teaching sessions and better support gender diverse learners

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Meeting ID: 951 3380 2832

Please make a note of this Zoom ID - password will be provided via booking confirmation email so please check your mailboxes.

This course will run as an individual session.


 Participants can consult the TransEDU webpage and short final report in advance of the session: https://trans.ac.uk/


Delivered By: Organisational and Staff Development Unit - Access, Equality & Inclusion Service



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.