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Black Lives Matter


Written by
University of the Arts London
Published date
11 June 2020

UAL will work with our black students, staff, graduates and partners to dismantle systemic racism within our university and the creative industries.

The murder of George Floyd is a tragic and painful reminder of the urgent need for change.

Progress at UAL has been too slow. We need to do much more, learning from our mistakes and our successes. To be able to call ourselves anti-racist, we must deliver enduring change, grounded in the experience of students, alumni and staff, in academic insight, and in our data.

We will work with our whole community to develop a deeper understanding before producing our action plan. We welcome feedback and questions about the role we play in tackling racism and inequality at UAL. It is right that UAL, as an institution, is held to account by our students, alumni and staff. We aim to build our anti-racism commitments through collective engagement into actions that make a meaningful difference.

We are committed to creating a university that can truly be described as anti-racist.

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There is support for any student who is affected by the ongoing issues.

Please view our key resources as well as an update to our extenuating circumstances process.