The Decolonising the Curriculum Network, which is hosted by Go Higher West Yorkshire (GHWY), brings together staff who are all working towards a similar goal.
It started in spring 2021 and meets twice a year, with interim ad hoc meetings as required. Operating under Chatham House rules, it gives attendees the ability to talk honestly about the challenges they are facing as well as sharing their successes.
Staff represent a range of functions in their own institutions, including academics across a variety of disciplines as well as staff from institutional services such as access and participation, libraries and student support.
As well as providing a supportive and understanding environment, participants use it to share information and resources. Its first output was a collaborative keynote speech at Leeds Trinity University’s Race, Equity and Social Justice Conference on 24 March 2022.