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You are reading: Guides for staff on student equity, and supporting students’ learning and mental wellbeing

Dr Nicole Crawford
NCSEHE Senior Research Fellow

Do you ever wonder about the equity group classifications and where the categories come from? Would you like to learn more about equity research and initiatives, but don’t know where to start? Perhaps you need to help a student with essay writing or referencing, but don’t have time to search for resources. Or you might want to support students’ mental wellbeing, but you aren’t sure what you can do.

These four short guides have been written for academic and professional staff in higher education — tutors, lecturers, librarians, learning skills advisors, enabling educators and more. They include information about equity and top tips, as well as links to useful resources, on supporting students’ learning and mental wellbeing.

The four guides for staff:

  1. “Equity” in higher education: what does this term mean and what are the practical implications for students in equity groups?
  2. Student equity in higher education: research, policy, practice and data
  3. Supporting students’ learning: how to assist with academic writing, referencing and more
  4. Supporting students’ mental wellbeing: what can we do “on the ground”?

Access the four guides for staff:

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“Equity” in higher education: what does this term mean and what are the practical implications for students in equity groups?

Student equity in higher education: research, policy, practice and data

Supporting students’ learning: how to assist with academic writing, referencing and more

Supporting students’ mental wellbeing: what can we do “on the ground”?