Towards a decolonised university

22 October 2020, 6.30 PM - 22 October 2020, 7.45 PM

Professor Leon Tikly, Professor in Education, University of Bristol and others

Online event

The University of Bristol is committed towards addressing the effects of Britain’s colonial past on our institution and teaching. As we unveil the Be More Empowered (BME) for Success portraits which celebrate our staff and students from Black Asian and Minority Ethnic backgrounds, we invite you to join our virtual panel discussion on decolonisation as part of Black History Month.

Our panel of speakers will be discussing the importance of critical engagement with the ways in which the knowledge and resources we encounter at university is shaped by the impact of colonial power structures, and how do we create solutions which addresses racism and colonial legacies in our university. We hope this panel event will encourage discussion among students, staff and members of the wider public.


  • Professor Judith Squires - Deputy Vice-Chancellor & Provost, University of Bristol


  • Professor Olivette Otele - Professor of the History of Slavery, University of Bristol
  • Professor Leon Tikly - Professor in Education, University of Bristol
  • Hillary Gyebi-Ababio - NUS UK Vice President (Higher Education), former Bristol SU Undergraduate Education Officer
  • Eva Larkai - BME Success Advocate, fifth year medical student and President of BME Medics, University of Bristol


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