University for All Faculty Partnership Programme


The University for All Faculty Partnership Programme is a collaboration between UCD Access & Lifelong Learning, UCD Teaching & Learning and UCD Equality, Diversity & Inclusion. It is a strategic project funded by the Higher Education Authority's Fund for Students with Disabilities. Project support is provided by Access & Lifelong Learning.

The Programme is designed to support and accelerate the implementation of Universal Design for Learning (UDL) throughout the University. It offers a structured opportunity to undertake the Universal Design for Learning training, to qualify as a UDL Facilitator, and become a role model who will persuade and influence others as to the merits of inclusion for all students. Participation will enable faculty to become recognised leaders in the field of access and inclusion and the implementation of Universal Design.

This Faculty Partnership Programme is intended to develop the confidence and skills of participants in order to support colleagues with the implementation of UDL and the creation of an inclusive educational environment for our diverse cohort of students. Participants will also have opportunities to share learning and experience from individual and programmatic perspectives and contribute to the further development of an inclusive university.

17 Faculty Partners from across the University were appointed in June 2021 with a further 10 being appointed in November 2021 and January 2022. Faculty Partners are developing individual case studies, showcasing their implementation of UDL, which are expected to be published Summer 2022. They will present their case studies at the University for All Symposium on 26 May. Faculty Partners are currently supporting local Spring rollouts of the Digital Badge in Universal Design for Teaching & Learning. They will further support the national rollout of the Digital Badge in Autumn 2022.

Find out who our Faculty Partners are.