Kaleidoscope Network – Decolonising the University

The Kaleidoscope Network is a collective of students and staff of colour and ‘allies’ (supporters) hosted by the Kent Law School Centre for Sexuality, Race & Gender Justice (SeRGJ). KN is committed to continuing the work of the KLS Decolonising the Curriculum Project (DtCP) and implementing its Manifesto launched at a conference in March 2019 at the University of Kent. DtCP is the first of its kind to be established in a UK law school and was initiated by Kent Law School Senior Lecturer Dr Suhraiya Jivraj and supported by Dave Thomas, Student Success Project Manager from the School of Sport and Exercise Sciences and Sheree Palmer, Student Success Project Officer from the Law School. Read more about DtCP and what is has achieved here.

KN is co-chaired by Chloe Gallien and Sheree Palmer and hosted by Dr Jivraj in the Centre SeRGJ. It is run by a cross university working group that also includes: Dr Barbara Adewumi, Dr Patricia Baker, Becky Lamyman, Ahmed Memon, Melissa Mulhall (Assistant Director, Student Engagement and Experience), and Dr Kathleen Quinlan (Director of the Centre for the Study of Higher Education at Kent).

KN members pledge to the following principles. If you would like to become a member please answer the following questions.

Listen to the podcast on Overcoming Challenges in the Development of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusivity Initiatives in Higher Education here.