The Liberating the Curriculum (LTC) working group at UCL is a group of staff and students formed to address the issue of an inclusive curriculum.
We work to challenge traditional Eurocentric, male dominated curricula and to ensure the work of marginalised scholars on race, sexuality, gender and disability are fairly represented in curricula.
Academics at UCL show how they are implementing LTC:
In 2016 we funded staff and students at UCL to run projects to explore ways of changing the curriculum. The projects ranged from work on diversifying reading lists, bringing patients perspectives into healthcare and a co-curriculum project on the ‘other’ in film.
Staff and students at UCL have been working on projects to change curricula at UCL.
View the project videos:
- LGBT+ healthcare in the Medical School
- Embedding visually-impaired peoples' perspectives into the curriculum
- Refocusing the lens: ideas to liberate the curriculum across UCL
- 'Diversifying the curriculum': A staff-student partnership
- The Other and the Moving Image a film project on marginalised film voices
The reasons for the ethnicity gap in student attainment are complex, but one suggestion has been that students from minority ethnic groups feel alienated whilst at university. Belonging interventions are suggested as a way of helping students overcome feelings of alienation.
UCL funded videos of black and ethnic minority (BME) alumni talking about their experiences. They discussed the challenges they faced and how they overcame these challenges:
- Sengova Kailondo - Trainee Solicitor at Hogan Lovells International LLP
- Karl Lei - Financial Services Consultant
- Jessica Thornhill - Accenture Management Consulting Analyst
- Fadeke Adegbohun - Accenture Business & Technology Delivery Associate
- Samir Khan - PwC Corporation Tax
- Hauwa Shehu - Barrister at the Crown Prosecution Service
If you are a member of staff or a student at UCL and you want to get involved or find out more or would like to join the LTC working group and discussion forum, please email firstname.lastname@example.org