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Tackling Racism on Campus: Decolonising the institution

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This is the sixth webinar in the series linked to the Tackling Racism on Campus: Raising awareness and creating the conditions for confident conversations project. This is an Advance HE Project funded by SFC and led by an expert group of EDI practitioners, academics, tertiary education staff and students. Further information of the project aims can be found here:

Dr Saima Salehjee, University of Strathclyde, and Mia Liyanage, Balliol College, Oxford University will be joining Khadija Mohammed in conversation of what a decolonised or anti-racist institution can look like, ranging from our curriculum, to our staff, students and structures.

Mia Liyanage

Mia is the author of Miseducation: decolonising curricula, culture and pedagogy in UK universities, published by the Higher Education Policy Institute (HEPI) in July 2020. 

Mia has just completed a master's in US History at Balliol College, Oxford, and graduated with a BA in History from Oxford in 2019. Her research specialism is queer history. She has held a variety of access roles and was previously Co-Chair of Common Ground Oxford, a student movement challenging systemic racism and classism and advocating for decolonisation. 

Mia is committed to tackling educational inequality and now works as London Programme Officer at CoachBright, a social mobility organisation dedicated to educational equity for disadvantaged young people. 

Mia Lyanage

Dr Saima Salehjee

Dr Saima Salehjee is a Lecturer in the Department of Education, University of Strathclyde. She is responsible for teaching and research work with particular emphasis on STEM education. Saima's research focuses on science literacy, public understanding of science, science identity and identity transformations over a lifespan of individuals from a different ethnic, religious and sexual backgrounds. More details can be found here.

Saima Salehjee

Disclaimer: The webinar series discuss race, racism and whiteness. The webinars are provided to inform the foundational work to improve racial literacy, historical and social contexts of racism, and to support critical conversations to enable confident discussions on the subject in universities, colleges and wider society. Please be advised that the content throughout the webinar series addresses race-based harm and strong terminology which may be deemed offensive.