Equality and arts projects shortlisted for awards

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Goldsmiths projects which make an outstanding contribution to equality, diversity and inclusion and the creative arts have been shortlisted for the London Higher awards.

Equity Awards students, with Dr Marl’ene Edwin, Academic Lead for the project and former member of staff Dr Matthew Carlile

Equity Awards students with Dr Marl’ene Edwin, Academic Lead for the project and former member of staff Dr Matthew Carlile

London Higher, the voice of Higher Education in the capital, has announced its shortlist for 2024, from 159 submissions across 12 categories from 38 universities. Goldsmiths has been shortlisted in two categories, recognised for the Equity Awards and In Living Memory project.

Goldsmiths Equity Awards has been shortlisted for outstanding contribution to equality, diversity & inclusion in London. This award recognises an institution that is making a significant contribution to enhancing equality, diversity and inclusion on campus.

The programme supports Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic students at Goldsmiths to achieve their full potential. Since the first cohort of Equity Scholars in 2021, more than 100 students have been supported to pursue a range of subjects.

Students receive a combination of financial, academic and pastoral support to encourage and facilitate their success, in a forward-thinking way.  Students are given opportunities to engage in events and activities that build confidence, support their aspirations, and empower them to use their education and skills to have a positive impact on society. 

London Higher has also recognised Goldsmiths' In Living Memory project, which has been shortlisted for London creative arts initiative of the year. The award recognises truly unique contributions to London’s vibrant creative arts scene.

The In Living Memory project was a Mayor of London/Heritage Lottery-funded project as part of Lewisham London Borough of Culture 2022/23. Goldsmiths supported diverse communities within Lewisham to tell their own stories by exploring hidden histories, preserving memory, and creating lasting cultural legacies that stretch beyond Borough of Culture.

The project supported six community-led initiatives focussed on untold local histories. Across festivals, exhibitions, film screenings and public artworks, it explored lost LGBTQ+ histories, Windrush generation narratives, stories of floods, protests and childbirth.

The winners of the London Higher Awards will be announced on June 6, 2024 at an event at One Moorgate Place, celebrating the successes of London Higher Education through recognising the work of its member institutions.

More information about the award categories and shortlisted institutions is available on the London Higher website.