BME learners make up almost half of Goldsmiths’ student population, and the university is determined to prioritise measures to remove the financial barriers they face. The Racial Justice Goldsmiths programme has been established to advance racial equality and tackle the root causes of institutional racism, with key resources committed to building a truly inclusive learning environment. A new Board is being set up to assume oversight over this pivotal plank of Goldsmith’s strategy to address racial injustice.
Furthermore, Goldsmiths Careers Service has launched a career-focused mentoring programme for the BME students, drawing on all the talents from a burgeoning community of alumni.
A full anti-racism training programme is conducted for all members of staff at the university, in addition to the unconscious bias training run for students as well as staff. BME leadership development schemes are available for academic staff, to catalyse their professional development and remove any hurdles to their career advancement.