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Thursday, 26 October 2017 at 13:30 (BST)

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Title: Decolonising the University

 

Event Date: 26 October 2016

 

Time: 13:30-16:45

 

Speakers: Dr Josephine Kwhali  and Dr Gurnam Singh Coventry University

 

Venue: The Octagon,  The Sir Michael Cobham Library

 

Description

 

This workshop seeks to provide participants with an opportunity to:


- understand the historical background to racial diversity in the Higher Education context
- critically reflect on their own thinking and practice in relation to diversity and inclusivity.
- think about the scale and nature of the challenge at the institutional level.
- consider and develop action strategies for meeting the challenge.

Programme


1.30 – Session 1: Introduction and setting out the context. Developing Black Leadership: who, what and why?
2.20 – Groupwork
3.00 – Break
3.15 - Session 2: Decolonising the curriculum – what, why and how?
4.05 - Session 3: Developing actions – here participants will work in pairs to reflect on the two presentations in developing personal and institutional strategies for change.
4.30 – Plenary
4.45 – Finish


Speaker Biographies


Dr Josephine Kwhali is a Senior Lecturer in Social Work and Course Director for the B.A. (Hons) in Social Work at Coventry University. She has previously taught in higher education institutions including the University of Kent, University of Lincoln and University of Wolverhampton. She has an extensive managerial background, having been Head of Children’s Social Work Services in Hackney and Assistant Director of Social Services in two other London Boroughs.

Josephine was awarded her Doctorate from the University of Sussex for a thesis on the narratives of African Caribbean Christian elders and their relationship to black theology and anti-racist social work practice . Previously, she completed her MPhil at Brunel University, researching and theorising the interconnections between race, class and gender. Josephine was involved with the Central Council for Education and Training in Social Work (CCETSW) during its pioneering work in the 1980’s on developing and integrating equality considerations into the qualifying requirements. Josephine has spoken, written and presented at numerous conferences, training events and forums over the years and her academic and theoretical insights are informed by her own enduring experiences of race, class and gender inequalities.

She contributed to the seminal publication ‘One Small Step to Racial Justice’ (CCETSW, 1986: London) and co-authored ‘Bringing Race and Culture in to the Mainstream of Social Work Provision’ (Kwhali,J. & Mukherjee,T. 1987: Local Government Training Board). Selected recent publications include:

Singh, G and Kwhali, J (2015) How can we make not break black and minority ethnic leaders in higher education? Stimulus paper - June 2015 ISBN: 978-1-906627-77-5. London: Leadership Foundation for Higher Education. http://www.academia.edu/13685908/How_can_we_make_not_break_black_and_minority_ethnic_leaders_in_higher

Martin, L., Brady, G., Kwhali, J., et al. (2014). Social workers’ knowledge and confidence when working with cases of child sexual abuse: what are the issues and challenges?’ (NSPCC/Coventry University)

Kwhali,J., Brady,G., Martin.L and Brown,S. (2016 ) Child Sexual Abuse and Exploitation: Knowledge, confidence and training within a contemporary UK social work practice and policy context ( submitted to BJSW)


Bywaters,P., Kwhali, J., Brady, G., Sparks, T., Bos,E. (2016) Out of sight, out of mind: racial inequalities in child protection and out-of-home care intervention rates. (submitted to BJSW)

Dr Gurnam Singh is Principal Lecturer in Social Work at Coventry University and Visiting Professor of Social Work at Chester University. Following undergraduate studies in 1982-87 he worked as a professional social worker with Bradford Social Services, and then spent six years working in the eld of organisational and personal development specialising in race equality. Prior to entering academia in 1993 he was involved in community activism.

Gurnam completed an MSc on Race Relations and Community Studies at the University of Bradford in 1992. He was awarded a PhD from the University of Warwick in 2004 on anti-racist social work. In 2009, in recognition of his contribution to pedagogy, equality and higher education, he was awarded a National Teaching Fellowship from the UK Higher Education Academy. His teaching and research interests centre on pedagogical interventions for personal and social transformation, specially in relation to questions of social justice, human rights and anti-oppression. He has published widely on all these and related issues in leading academic journals. Selected recent publications include:

Singh, G and Cowden, S (2016) Intellectuality, student attainment and the contemporary higher education system, in, G., Steventon, D.,Cureton and L., Clouder (eds), Student Attainment in Higher Education. Abington, Taylor & Francis/Routledge.

Singh, G and Kwhali, J (2015) How can we make not break black and minority ethnic leaders in higher education? Stimulus paper - June 2015 ISBN: 978-1-906627-77-5. London: Leadership Foundation for Higher Education. http://www.academia.edu/13685908/How_can_we_make_not_break_black_and_minority_ethnic_leaders_in_
higher

Cowden, S, and Singh, G, (eds) (2013). Acts of Knowing: Claiming Critical Pedagogy in, against and beyond the university, Continuum Books. London and NY

Singh, G (2011). Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) students participation and success in Higher Education: improving retention and success - A Synthesis of Research Evidence. York, Higher Education Academy. www.heacademy. ac.uk/node/2904


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Bournemouth University, Talbot Campus
The Octagon, The Sir Michael Cobham Library
Fern Barrow
BH12 5BB Poole
United Kingdom

Thursday, 26 October 2017 at 13:30 (BST)


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Black History Month 2016

 

The Black History Month 2016 programme provide an overview of a range of activities within Dorset. is a result of collaboration between:


- Bournemouth Univetsity
- Students' Union Bournemouth University
- Dorset HealthCare University Foundation Trust
- Dorset Race Equality Council


#BUED1617 

 

Talks

 

Wednesday 5 October 

 

11:00-12:00 Race in higher education: the national picture on students

Gary Loke, Head of Policy, Equality Challenge Unit. The Octagon, The Sir Michael Cobham Library, Talbot Campus

09:00-17:00 Diversity symposium: Black Asian Minority Ethnic (BAME) home students within Media Production

To run a one-day event which explores the issue of under-representation of British Black Asian Minority Ethnic (BAME) students within the media disciplines. The event aims to bring together academics and professional support staff, along with visiting speakers, to address the issues that arise for BAME students at all stages of the student journey, from application to career progression

Speakers: Gary Loke, Head of Policy, Equality Challenge Unit; Dr James Palfreman-Kay, Equality and Diversity Adviser; Charlie Souter-Philips, Vice-President Welfare; Marc Boothe, Creative Director, B3 Media

 

Friday 14 October

09:30-16:30 Black Minority Ethnic Health Inequalities and research

A partnership event to celebrate Black History Month 2016 with a morning that focusses on BME Health Inequalities and research. The afternoon will be a celebration of Caribbean music starring Alfred The Great.

Venue: Friends Meeting House, Wharncliffe Road, Bournemouth

 

Wedneday 26 October 

13:30-16:45: Decolonising the University

This workshop seeks to provide participants with an opportunity to:

- understand the historical background to racial diversity in the Higher Education context
- critically reflect on their own thinking and practice in relation to diversity and inclusivity.
- think about the scale and nature of the challenge at the institutional level.
- consider and develop action strategies for meeting the challenge.

Speakers: Dr Josephine Kwhali  and Dr Gurnam Singh Coventry University

Venue: The Octagon, The Sir Michael Cobham Library, Talbot Campus

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