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  • 12 December 2019
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A competition has been launched to collect evidence of existing practice or the development of new ideas for decolonising the curriculum – with 18 x £50 Amazon vouchers as prizes for the best entries, judged by a student–staff panel.

Students and staff across the higher education sector are debating whether the curriculum can contain Eurocentric biases that can adversely affect our diverse student population.

Although the task of ‘decolonising the curriculum’ may still be a hard one to define, this has not stopped university students and staff from taking forward innovative projects and initiatives, such as University College London’s ‘Decolonising the Curriculum’ week in November.

Respecting and celebrating diversity and equal opportunity through an inclusive culture is a key feature of how the University of Portsmouth works.

Competition details

The competition, run by the University’s Department for Curriculum and Quality Enhancement (DCQE) and Students’ Union, is open to all students and staff.

If you are doing something or you have a good idea that relates to decolonising the curriculum then please enter by 14 February 2020.

Submit your entry

There are no restrictions on how or what you submit, but it should represent how ideas relating to decolonising are being explored. All entries will be curated into a website which profiles work in this area from across the institution.

Prize winners will be notified by 6 March 2020.

Entries can be in any medium, style or length, but all should be accompanied by a 100 word summary so that they can be profiled on the website. Any queries please contact stuart.sims@port.ac.uk

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