SSF 2020: Beyond 2020: What Happens Next?
From Joanna Peksa
In this Student Success Festival exclusive panel, we discuss the impact of the challenges of the year 2020, how we got to this point in the first place, and what we need to learn to make the future a better plae. Our Student Success Festival organisers, Faith, Jo and Zdenka, are joined by:
Jeanette Ng. Jeannette is an award-winning fantasy author and journalist for Foreign Policy Magazine. Jeanette is also a political activist and a voice of change.
Dr Theo Gilbert. Theo is an Associate Professor in Teaching and Learning, at the University of Hertfordshire’s Learning and Teaching Innovation Centre. Theo’s research addresses students’ mental health, staff workloads (and mental health), and inequalities within ethnic groups in the UK.
Mark Thomas. Mark is a comedian, presenter, political satirist and journalist, best known for his activism and challenging the status quo. Mark has published books and won three human rights awards for his work.
Dr Anastasia Cristou. Anastasia is Associate Professor of Sociology at Middlesex with a long-term interest in issues of inequality, diversity and exclusion as regards gender, class, race and ethnicity in migrant, minority, youth and ageing groups. Anastasia has written three books and has a long history of research into humanities and social sciences.
Dr Mehmetali Dikerdem. MDX lecturer and activist, Mehmetali is one of the three founders of the Race & Culture Programme set up in British HE to `decolonise’ the curriculum. He is an active member of the University and College Union and a researcher in Colonialism and Imperialism, Political Sociology, Practice Theory, and the History and Politics of the Middle East.