The Decolonising DMU podcast delves different aspects of the work undertaken by the Decolonising DMU project at De Montfort University. This includes examining student experiences of HE, staff perspectives on teaching and research cultures and also the work of professional services such as Welfare, Library and Learning Services and Admissions.
Each month Gurvinder Aujla-Sidhu, a Fair Outcome Champion who works on the project interviews/chats with colleagues and students to examine changes at DMU and discuss and reflect upon changes to UK Higher Education and society.
Each episode, explores different issues with a range of interviewees.
What does Decolonising Mean?
Decolonising DMU Project Director Kaushika Patel, Interim Deputy Vice Chancellor of De Montfort University, Simon Aldroyd and Director of the Stephen Lawrence Research Centre, Kennetta Hammond Perry explore the concept of Decolonising and how it applies in practice at De Montfort University
Teaching Race in the University Classroom – Decolonising DMU
Black Lives Matter have drawn attention to deficiencies in how race is handled in the classroom. In this episode, Shardia Briscoe Palmer, Lecturer in Media and Communication, Dr Ben Witham, Senior Lecturer, International Relations and lecturers, Zaheera Essat and Maureen Raynor in Midwifery to discuss how race and racism feature in their teaching at De Montfort University.