TILIIs is an interest group that discusses and shares education resources addressing the long-standing corrosive effects of inequality and the legacies of other Post-Colonial issues on our contemporary society.
TILIIs is an interest group at Bishop Grosseteste University formed in August 2020 to engage in discussion, debate, and sharing of useful education resources that address the long-standing corrosive effects of inequality and the legacies of other Post-Colonial issues on our contemporary society. The group reviews library resources and collection lists, and welcomes teaching staff throughout the BGU campus into its `safe space’ atmosphere where emotional and practical support are offered for addressing difficult topics that might arise with students.
While this group interacts actively with others who have shared goals, membership consists of teaching staff (including graduate level staff engaged in teaching, trainee teachers, and Hourly Paid Lecturers) and those engaged with educational resources throughout the campus. Please get in touch with Sheine (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you would like to join this group. Please get in touch with Rose (email@example.com) if you want to submit a `Here's My Story' article or suggest material for the BGU library.
The group’s name, `Telling it Like it Is’ pays homage to a research project undertaken by Dr Sheine Peart and completed in 2020, which explored the experiences of BAME students at BGU. It also builds on existing work by BGU Library teams regarding establishing different collections and materials to support and promote inclusivity. TILIIs is well supported by both the BGU Library and academic schools and departments, and facilitates opportunities to engage in discussion and debate issues regarding different resource materials. It also share ideas and resources and collectively pool ideas to explore and address existing and emerging concerns. This group fulfils a wider BGU ambition to be a more inclusive and welcoming environment.
Here's My Story
The articles in this section show how some BGU staff have practically worked towards decolonising their subject’s curriculum. We welcome new submissions for this section.
Dr Rachael-Fell Chambers - Decolonising my reading list: An organic process
Dr Jonathan Godshaw Memel - Adding The Woman of Colour to BGU’s syllabus
Rachel Ram - Planning a post colonial English curriculum for Key Stage 3
Eleanor Tierney - Social Justice and Decolonising the Curriculum in Computing
Resources to help lesson planning with diverse curriculum material
Worcester’s Guide to thinking about representation, implicit bias, designing and diversifying your learning material
Toolkit for Diversifying Reading Lists
BGU Library, Equality and Diversity: Decolonial History and Theory
BGU Library, Equality and Diversity: Racial Justice
BGU Library, Equality and Diversity: Poverty and Social Justice
BGU Library, Equality and Diversity: Immigration, Refugees and the UK
BGU Library, Equality and Diversity: LGBTQ+
BGU Library, Equality and Diversity: Women in Society
BGU Library, Equality and Diversity: Differently Abled
BGU Library, Equality and Diversity: Mental Health
Imagined Voices: A creative education pack designed for exploration of Maafa developed by Rommi Smith, Writer in Residence 2008, UK Parliament
Susan Rodda (Retired)
Helen Swaby (née Elliott), MSc