Students’ work in creating and curating a de-colonised curriculum


  • Kathryn Walchester Faculty of Arts, Professional & Social Studies
  • Anna John Faculty of Arts, Professional & Social Studies
  • Laura Keegan Faculty of Arts, Professional & Social Studies



An LJMU curriculum enhancement internship project, ‘Decolonising the Curriculum in English Literature’, ran in the summer of 2021 with the aim of creating a range of materials to support an international field trip on a level 5 option module, ‘Postcolonial Writing: Power and Protest’ and to generate principles and materials to support our work developing a more diverse curriculum, which would inform the Periodic Programme review of the UG English Literature Programme in Autumn 2021. 

In addition to identifying the curriculum outcomes of the internship project, this paper will focus on the contribution and motivations of students who participated in the project and will outline how the student internship project promoted multi-layered learning and research. The paper will be delivered by the staff-lead for the project, Dr Kate Walchester, and two students who took a central role in the project.