NUS Campaign: Support a "Decolonisation of Education"

Decolonisation of education will only be achieved by centring and empowering Black people through a movement that is networked, resourced, and active.

Beds SU

By Beds SU

Thursday, 7 October 2021

The NUS (National Union of Students) exists to support students to shape the future of education and to create a better world for all. It seeks to focus conversations, raise awareness and bring about positive through its campaigns.

As part of Black History Month we wanted to bring you news of their campaign to Decolonise Education.


Why we need this campaign 

Education providers fundamentally cannot decolonise education themselves because of what our education and institutions were created and built upon - historical genocide, enslavement, displacement and colonialism.

Decolonisation of education will only be achieved by centring and empowering Black people through a movement that is networked, resourced, and active.

Strengthening and providing a platform for this movement is the aim of our #NUSDecoloniseEducation campaign. Because reaching and centring Black people within this campaign is our intention, you will find we use the term ‘us’ throughout specifically in this context, but decolonising education will benefit every one of us, and all allies are welcome to support this work.

How we are looking to do this

In October 2020, the NUS launched #NUSDecoloniseEducation. This launch offered several opportunities to discuss, as a community, what decolonisation means for us. From this, in this academic year, we will organise many opportunities to learn and grow together, so we can imagine and create learning spaces free from racism, colonialism and imperialism. 

To find out more about this NUS campaign and how to get involved visit the NUS website