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Decolonising Education: Africana Studies to Launch in September 2018

Kensington and Chelsea College (KCC) is pleased to announce the approval of its Access to Higher Education course in Africana Studies Diploma.

The new course runs for one academic year and allows students to conduct an historical and contemporary analysis of the African/Black experience from an African-centred perspective, whilst gaining the necessary qualifications to apply to university.

Africana Studies is the first accredited course of its type in the UK; it has received support from notable universities such as Birmingham City’s Black Studies department and the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS).

A spokesperson from SOAS has stated “the diploma allows students to engage with a number of very relevant contemporary issues as well as examining key historical events from a non-Eurocentric perspective.”

The course has been developed in response to the success the African and Caribbean Studies module which is taught as part of the Humanities and Social Science Pathways at KCC.

Dr Kehinde Andrews of Birmingham City University (BCU), said: “The need to decolonise the curriculum has never been more relevant and this is true with further as well as higher education. The course will allow students to explore contemporary issues with an excellent historical grounding.”

Africana Studies is for anyone wishing to study Humanities and Social Science degrees at university, or those wanting to explore the Black history from a Black perspective.

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The course starts in September 2018 at Kensington Centre.

Access to Higher Education Diplomas are for anyone who is considering going to university but doesn’t have the qualifications they need.


NOTES FOR EDITOR: For further information, contact Veebha Suchak, Marketing Communications Officer ([email protected]).

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