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Nita Sanghera

Remembering Nita Sanghera

3 February 2020

UCU vice-president Nita Sanghera passed away on 16 January. Nita worked tirelessly to create opportunities for working class students in her role as an Access to HE lecturer at Bournville College. After serving on the West Midlands regional committee, the black members' standing committee and the NEC, she was elected vice-president for the further education sector in 2018. At the end of May this year, she would have become the first black woman president of UCU.

To celebrate her life the West Midlands region and national UCU will hold an event with her family on Sunday 29 March at Birmingham Rep, Centenary Square, Broadstreet, Birmingham, B1 2EP with all welcome to attend from 1pm.

Nita's family and friends would also like to invite you to Nita's memorial march and rally. Branch and regional banners all encouraged.

Sunday 9 February
Assemble at Victoria Square, Birmingham at 1pm (1.30pm march).
Memorial rally 2.30pm
Aston Legacy Centre, 144 Potters Lane Aston, Birmingham, B6 4UU (formerly The Drum).

Best wishes

Jo Grady
UCU general secretary

Last updated: 6 May 2022