An Introduction to Decolonising Education (Scotland)

2 February 2024, 10:30 - 12:00
Online (Zoom)

An Introduction to Decolonising Education: Friday 02 February 10:30am – 12:00 noon

UCU believes that decolonising education is vital to tackling discrimination, hostility and unconscious bias. UCU general secretary Jo Grady has said that institutions “need to do more than pay lip service to tackling structural inequality that stretches across our education system.”

Come along to this introductory workshop that has been developed in partnership with SOS-UK and has drawn on workshop content by Juliana Ojinnaka.

Learning Aims

    • Explore what colonialism is, how it works and what it looks like in our present day education system​
    • Explore what decolonising education should look like​
    • Consider how UCU members and branches can support this work​
    • Reflect on learning and next steps

How UCU CPD workshops work

The taught session will last for about 75 minutes, after which time we take 15-20 minutes to discuss the issues raised. The total time commitment will be around an hour and a half.

You will need to find a quiet space, away from distractions (like telephone and email!), and you may prefer to use headphones for the session. I would also recommend that you check that you can use zoom before the session if you are unfamiliar with it.

Once registered you will be sent a meeting number and password for the webinar using zoom. You will be able to join the session from about 10 minutes before the stated start time. I would also recommend that you do join 5 to 10 minutes early as you will need to be admitted to the session, and of course there can be technical problems.

Live transcription will be available. If you have any other additional requirements please let us know.

If you have any questions please email Glen at