Liberating the Curriculum

Did you know that at UAL, Black, Asian & Minority Ethnic (BAME) students are 21% less likely to graduate with a 1st or 2:1 in comparison to their white coursemates?

And for those who are international students, 45% will graduate with a 2:2 or 3rd.

This year, while we continue to tackle the attainment gap, we will be focusing on liberating the curriculum; auditing the reading lists and course content to ensure that more women and BAME artists, theorists, and lecturers are included.

We asked for your feedback and here are the results!

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Decolonising the Arts Curriculum: Perspectives on Higher Education.

This zine is a Student Union and Teaching & Learning Exchange co-production, and is part of the ongoing work to address the attainment gaps that persist at UAL and the call to widen the curriculum. It is aimed at both students and staff, and intends to offer a collection of perspectives, ideas and thoughts on decolonising the curriculum, especially within an arts perspective. It is not intended to be a definitive education tool, but rather a zine that will engage those who are currently not engaging with these topics, raise awareness and open up conversations that will allow people to take things further in their courses and collaborate within and outside the university setting.

Get in touch

If you'd like to get involved or have any questions please email:

Education Officer, Hansika Jethnani: