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Enhancing the Quality and Outcomes of Disabled Students’ Learning in Higher Education Conference

Godfrey Thomson Hall, Moray House School of Education, University of Edinburgh
24 October 2007 10:00-16:00

This one-day conference will present the key findings that come from the ESRC TLRP Phase III research project and look to the future by examining the impact of the Disability Equality Schemes in Higher Education.
This is a four year longitudinal project and involves collaboration between four HE institutions – University of Gloucestershire, University of Edinburgh, University of Lancaster and the University of Central Lancashire.
The main focus of the research is disabled students’ experiences of teaching and learning within higher education.  It aims to understand how disabled students’ academic performance and experience of teaching learning and assessment varies by disability, subject studied and by type of institution; how this experience develops during their course and how their learning outcomes compare with those of non-disabled students. In addition the study also aims to investigate the views of academic staff in relation to teaching and supporting disabled students’ and the issues for institutions based on key informant interviews.
The conference will be of interest to academics, practitioners, students and disability advisers.
Contributors to the Conference include:
Mike Adams, Disability Rights Commission
Miriam David, TLRP
Paul Brown, University of Dundee, SHEFC-funded Scottish Disability Team
Dai Hounsell, University of Edinburgh

All members of the Project Team:–
University of Gloucestershire - Professor Mary Fuller, Professor Mick Healey, Katie Kelly and Dr Jan Georgeson
University of Edinburgh – Professor Sheila Riddell and Dr Elisabet Weedon
University of Lancaster – Dr Moira Peelo
University of Central Lancashire – Professor Alan Hurst
Students involved in the Project research

Contact Name:
Gillian Oddy
Contact Telephone:
01242 714737
Contact Email:

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