An Invitation to Decolonising the Curriculum at UofG
As UofG begins the extensive work towards the 'Understanding Racism, Transforming University Cultures Action Plan’. All students are invited to attend this event focused on how we can combat racism at the University.
The release of the University's 'Understanding Racism, Transforming University Cultures' report in February gave an unequivocal recognition of the work and commitment that must be actioned in order to make our campuses truly inclusive for colleagues and students.
As UofG begins the extensive work towards the accompanying Action Plan, we would like to extend an invitation to all students to attend an event specifically focused on one of the four underpinning principals embedded in the plan: "Our curriculum and learning community will thrive when it is reflective of global perspectives and race equality is embedded."
The event will be a half-day symposium, open to all colleagues and students, running on 26 May between 9:30 – 13:30. It will provide an opportunity to explore how we can combat racism at the University, and how and why we might decolonise the curriculum. The symposium will consist of four sessions:
- One plenary talk from a guest speaker
- A series of lightening talks from University of Glasgow staff
- A student round-table
- A staff/student panel discussion
We understand that commitment to half a day may be conflicting with current schedules, and so please know that you are welcome to come along for any of the sessions that you are able to attend.
The event will also be recorded for those that are unable to attend on the day.
This event will be hosted on Zoom, with further details to follow. You can register for the event via the Eventbrite page.
First published: 20 May 2021