Ukraine response

This page sets out our response to Russia's invasion of Ukraine and how our community can support Ukraine and its people and others in the region.

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What we're doing

Goldsmiths has a number of students and staff from Ukraine and Russia and the surrounding region and the College continues to offer support to all those directly affected, as well as those who are indirectly affected.

The College is reviewing the extent of our academic collaboration with institutions in the region in order to provide support and we fully endorse the solidarity shown by our sector with students, staff and organisations directly affected by the crisis. We also recognise the courage of those who are protesting against the Russian government’s aggression.

The College has set up a task group to support our response to the crisis, which includes the Students’ Union, which is looking at a range of areas connected to our operations and core mission. 

Our community has suggested a number of initiatives to help those in the region and the task group will be considering these – if you have any suggestions for how Goldsmiths can help please email the Executive Office (

Goldsmiths Students' Union

The Students' Union has set up a webpage sharing ways to help and has published a statement on Russia's invasion of Ukraine.

Academic interventions

Calls for Putin to face war crimes tribunal

Leading human rights figures have co-signed a letter from the Department of Law calling for Vladimir Putin to face a "swift and effective" war crimes tribunal – and have set out how this could happen within existing legal frameworks. 

Goldsmiths Law letter on Ukraine crisis 2 March 2022 (PDF)