This toolkit supports the University’s Strategic Plan commitments to develop an inclusive approach to education and reduce awarding gaps.
You can view the five toolkit components in the accordion below.
Why does racially inclusive teaching matter?
What we choose to include in our teaching – the voices and perspectives we expose students to – as well as how we teach, can have a significant impact on students' sense of academic belonging, learning and achievement.
This sense of belonging is particularly important for underrepresented students, who are more likely to feel marginalised and excluded from the learning environment.
Creating an inclusive learning environment that values racial diversity – both diversity within our student body and diversity in what we teach and assess – can promote academic belonging among students at Oxford.
The five toolkit components are interconnected and complementary, rather than sequential, allowing you to engage with whichever components suit your particular teaching context at any point in time.
It is also designed to be dynamic, providing an ongoing opportunity for you to contribute to the toolkit through submitting case studies and reading suggestions.
It can be used by individuals or by groups of colleagues, and opportunities are provided for staff and students to explore the toolkit in partnership.