Decolonising the Curriculum
Why now? Global events including the COVID-19 pandemic, along with protest movements such as the Rhodes Must Fall, have exposed historically deep-seated systemic inequalities in higher education and health. All these events have told a similar story of inequities, with BAME populations disproportionately affected. These events have culminated in questions across higher education institutions, including LSTM, about the appropriateness of our educational approaches and global health practices, and the extent to which these actively challenge and resist racism and global inequalities. Such concerns have given us an opportunity, as an institution, to critically reflect on our education practices. As LSTM is driven by values of equity and social justice, we are keen to hear your voices as we confront these issues.