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Syra Shakir is a Senior Teaching Fellow and has worked as a senior academic at Leeds Trinity University since 2008. Syra is the university lead on race equality in the curriculum, learning , teaching and assessment.
Syra is passionate about innovation in teaching and students as co-creators of their own learning in higher education.
Syra collaborated with film maker Ricardo Barker to develop a toolkit for tackling racism in higher education using film and the aftermath debate. This toolkit has been delivered and shared with several universities across the country in the fight against racism and inequality at university. The training toolkit and the compulsory race eqaulity curriculum, Syra has led won the What Uni award in 2021 for Equality and Diversity and have received a nomination for outstanding contribution to Equality and Diversity by The Times Higher in 2021 also. Advance HE have highlighted the film as a good practice educational tool.
Syra is a qualified social worker with children and families and her background is professional, front-line practice with communities for over 18 years. She has also worked as an Independent Reviewing Officer for children in care, in youth work and in the probation service. Syra’s passion is in supporting people to be the best they can be and challenging social injustices. She lives in Bradford, West Yorkshire.
Syra teaches a wide variety of modules throughout various courses at Leeds Trinity University. These are:
Working with Children, Young People and Families
Foundation Degree in Supporting Children and Families
Syra wrote the first higher level apprenticeships in the north and at LTU which are the
Higher Level Apprenticeships in Adult Social Care and Children, Young People and Families both levels 4 and 5.
Syra has specific research interests and expertise in the following areas:
Services to Children, Young People and Families
Syra can be consulted by external organisations on the following topics/areas:
Child Protection and Safeguarding
Looked after Children
Child Sexual Exploitation
Syra is currently involved research/ consultancy projects. These are:
Diversity and Equality
Race equality in our curriculum
Master of Arts, University of Bradford
Award Date: 1 Jun 2006
Bachelor of Arts, University of Leeds
Award Date: 1 Jun 2003
Research output: Contribution to conference › Paper › peer-review
Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceeding › Conference contribution › peer-review