W Jacob (contributions from No) (UCL Cancer Institute)
5 minute talk
Decolonisation in higher education refers to the movement to highlight and mitigate inequalities resulting from colonial attitudes and racism. The objective of this work is offer a platform to address topics regarding inclusivity and encourage active learning. I have used an award winning BBC 2 documentary ‘War in Blood’ highlighting the UCL CAR T programme led by UCL researchers. I developed a toolkit based on the documentary to attain the module learning objectives and also to initiate discussion on racial differences in cancer survival outcomes. This discussion based teaching motivated students to critically examine different perspectives within and outside UK and gain an understanding on how multiple factors influences perspectives and cancer survival outcomes.