Decolonising DMU: tips, tricks and takeaways

Decolonising DMU was set up in 2019 with a mission to dismantle racist barriers and structures so that staff and students can succeed.

Since then students, staff teams and colleagues across the university have worked on a wide variety of anti-racist projects, events and pieces of work.

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From Monday 9 to Friday 13 May the Decolonising DMU team would like to invite you to join them in recognising the process of the first phase of this journey and to join in some events which will provide you with tips, tricks and takeaways to aid you in supporting the university to continue their mission.  

Events will be held over the week focusing on practical workshops, sharing best practice and learning from external expertise.

All sessions will be open to staff, students and external visitors, unless stated otherwise. Please see the full programme of events below. Detailed descriptions can be found on the Decolonising DMU: tips, tricks and takeaways webpage. To register for any of the events please contact

Monday 9 May

12-1pm - online
Using a programme-based approach to understand the university experience of Black students: A case for decolonising - Dr Blessing Marandure, Dr Jess Hall and Dr Saima Noreen 

1-2pm – online
Toolkit for Building an Anti-Racist University - Sumeya Loonat and Dr Hardeep Basra

Tuesday 10 May

10-11.30am - online
Readability: Clear Communication with Students - Rachel Davies 

12-1pm – hybrid
Race Equality Charter in practice (DMU staff and students only) - Chris Hall and Sophie Holder

2-3pm – online
Tips, Tricks and Takeaways for other disciplines: Decolonising Fashion - Richard Hudson-Miles 

Wednesday 11 May

11am-12pm – hybrid
Tips, Tricks and Takeaways for other disciplines: Decolonising Midwifery Education - Bernadette Gregory, Maxine Chapman and Dr Diane Menage

1-3pm - hybrid
Decolonising Creative Expression: Empowering Self and Others - Chair: Sumeya Loonat

Thursday 12 May

10-11am – online
Anti-Racist Placements - Charlotte Rogers, Idalina Rodrigues, Robert Frost and Kishan Dahya

Friday 13 May

10-11.30am – hybrid
Research Centres and Institutes Audit Tool - Lucy Ansley, Paris Connelly and Richard Hall

12.30-1.30 – hybrid
Read to debate: Ethnicity, Class, Higher Education and belonging - Kaye Towlson and Sumeya Loonat

Posted on Tuesday 12 April 2022

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