Goldsmiths is an internationally renowned public research university in Lewisham.
We are currently supporting nine undergraduate students with bursaries worth £9,000 each as part of the Goldsmiths Equity Awards.
Goldsmiths, University of London is an internationally renowned public research university situated in Lewisham. It has over 9,000 students studying the arts, social sciences and humanities. 50% of the College’s student body come from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic Backgrounds, of which 37% come from the most deprived neighbourhoods in the UK.
Like in many Higher Education institutions, Goldsmiths identified an Equity Gap within the College. Its research showed that Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic students receive fewer good degrees (i.e. mid 2.1 and above) than White students, and are more likely to drop out of their studies. At Goldsmiths in 2019/20, 92% of White Students received a 2.1 or a first compared to 73% of Asian Students and 72% of Black Students.
Goldsmiths have committed to addressing this Equity Gap in two ways: by removing institutional barriers to student success, and by tackling financial barriers to student success. For the latter, they developed the Goldsmiths Equity Awards.
Goldsmiths Equity Awards
The Goldsmiths Equity Awards are means-tested bursaries supporting Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic students at Goldsmiths to achieve their full potential by removing financial and other barriers.
We have committed £81,000 to support nine students with bursaries worth £9,000 each (£3,000 per year for the duration of their three year undergraduate degrees) from 2021.
Find out more about the Goldsmiths Equity Awards.
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