Aniqa Khaliq is a Senior Lecturer at the University of East London, and a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. Aniqa started her career as a mathematics teacher, teaching and learning across sectors (youth academies, school, FE and HE), and has spent the last 13 years in the field of Teacher Education. Aniqa’s interest in teaching mathematics through open-ended project-based activities has become the foundation of training future teachers, and she has used her position to actively support her trainees in becoming facilitators of learning and future leaders.
Aniqa is currently the programme leader of the secondary mathematics PGCE and subject knowledge enhancement course, the module lead for the PGCert HE Pedagogy and Learning in Higher Education, and teaches on both courses, as well as on the Academic Professional Apprenticeship programme. She is a speaker for BAMEed, a member and reviewer for the Chartered College of Teaching, and founded Trauma Informed HE, an initiative to raise awareness trauma informed practice within Higher Education.
Aniqa is a mental health and wellbeing advocate, a Muslim woman of colour in STEM, using her writing and social media platforms to challenge the stigma surrounding life trauma, mental health and seeking therapy in the South Asian community, alongside sharing her journey into motherhood after infertility, and raising a daughter with congenital heart disease.