Kate Houlden from LJMU English has been integral in bringing the department into collaboration with a range of new colleagues across the North of England (from Salford, Sheffield and Manchester Universities). Working with Michael Morris and Fiona Tolan, she is part of the newly established Northern Postcolonial Network, which aims to support knowledge exchange and networking amongst scholars and other individuals and groups in the field. LJMU will be hosting the network’s inaugural event in the Spring of 2015, with an exciting programme to follow. Kate says ‘We’re very pleased to be working with these partner institutions. Such collaboration will allow us to engage with key questions in postcolonial studies, benefitting staff and students alike. For more information, please visit the group’s website, or follow them on Facebook or Twitter.