Editorial April 2013

Robert Matthew, Jane MacKenzie, Jane Pritchard

Abstract


For one of us April marks a significant milestone in life, a birthday and this year it was a ‘big’ one, so its downhill all the way to retirement to now. However, there is still much that needs to change in HE and this issue sees a focus on, in the broadest sense, inclusion.

Inclusion is important in HE, gaining entry to HE is but the first stage of joining the ‘club’, all students need to learn the ways and means of the discipline they are studying before they can gain entry in to that discipline. Equally, for the majority of students the studying experience is one that we hope is inclusive of all; be it in terms of gender, race, sexual orientation or any of the other protected characteristics (under the UK Equality Act). This issue has a broad linking theme ‘inclusion’.

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