The Colonial Nature of Professional, Statutory and Regulatory Bodies (PSRBs) – Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) specific
Tamunodein Princewill supervised by Aysha Divan and Jacqueline Stevenson
About the student researcher
My name is Odein and I am a Master of Laws candidate specialising in International Law and Global Governance. I am pleased to be involved in research that explores the colonial nature of PSRBs in the United Kingdom because I have an interest in history and race studies. I am Nigerian born and South African bred, as such I am well aware of the impacts of British colonialism on the political and economic landscapes on my home nations. Pursuing this research was interesting to me because it allowed me to identify the impact of British colonialism on the current state of British institutions in the United Kingdom. I also had the opportunity to gain the skills needed for organising a national workshop for ‘Universities and Professional Bodies Working in Partnership to Decolonise the STEM Curriculum’
The objective is to explore the colonial history of the PSRBs and associated activities, identification of interventions that are in place and supporting the organisation of a decolonising workshop. The workshop aims to bring together Higher Education Intuitions (HEIs) and PSRBs to explore how they may work together in this space to drive impactful change.
I have collected data by means of online research and information derived from the national workshop for ‘Universities and Professional Bodies Working in Partnership to Decolonise the STEM Curriculum’.
The aim is to identify ways in which PSRBs in the STEM disciplines can facilitate change in the wider decolonisation of curriculum agendas.