Nita Sanghera passed away on 16 January 2020. This is such sad news for her family, her loved ones, and for the union. 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. It is a tragedy that we have lost her.
Our Chair Peter Monaghan wrote this;
On behalf of UCU members at Cambridge Regional College and the Eastern & Home Counties Regional Committee. It was with great sadness we learned of the early passing of Nita. I personally first met Nita at Congress in Liverpool where we chatted over a drink prior to the congress dinner. I was struck not only how astute she was politically but also with the ease that anyone in her company felt. Over the years since whenever our paths crossed at whatever meeting she might be busy chairing etc. she always had the time and courtesy to stop and catch up which speaks volumes about the person she was. She will sorely missed and our condolences go out to her family and friends.