Diversity Matters x DoGoodFilms at London College of Communication

In preparation for Diversity Matters Awareness Week (#DMAW18) at London College of Communication, we partnered with DoGoodFilms to produce this short film mapping opinions of students and staff on representation, inclusion and the Black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) attainment gap... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=51igCcyD5HI This film serves as a conversation starter on race and representation at LCC, … Continue reading Diversity Matters x DoGoodFilms at London College of Communication

Black Italian activist shares what it’s like being Black in Italy

When we invited New York based Italian film-maker Fred Kuwornu to launch Diversity Matters Awareness Week by previewing an exclusive screening of his film BLAXPLOITALIAN: 100 year of Blackness in the Italian cinema, it was an opportunity to include the voice of our Black continental European counterparts in the discourse around race matters. The fight for representation in … Continue reading Black Italian activist shares what it’s like being Black in Italy

Diversity Matters Awareness Week at UAL… In Pictures!

Special thanks to the student-collaborative team AGRUPA for these shots taken for Diversity Matters during Diversity Matters Awareness Week #DMAW16! We're keen to continue with #DMAW as an annual event so keep an eye out on the blog for 2017 dates! Monday 18th April 2016 “Diversity and the Media: The Black Presence In Contemporary European … Continue reading Diversity Matters Awareness Week at UAL… In Pictures!

#DMAW16 – How It Went published on UAL Moodle

For many students, myself included,  there is that unexplainable love-hate relationship with Moodle;  - the unavoidable "must-go-to" education system used by UAL, home to students' timetables, course info, course work submission etc - an essential element of student course engagement. So you can imagine my excitement seeing "Diversity Matters Week Review" as the first item under the "UAL … Continue reading #DMAW16 – How It Went published on UAL Moodle

TLE Guest blog post: Kai Lutterodt on Diversity Matters Awareness Week #DMAW16

Earlier last week, I had the honour of writing a review of Diversity Matters Awareness Week for UAL Teaching and Learning Exchange (TLE) blog... The department which put out an open call for "student-staff collaboration" projects (that infamous bright pink poster which caught my attention to apply by submitting a proposal) - and resulted in DMAW16 becoming a reality! … Continue reading TLE Guest blog post: Kai Lutterodt on Diversity Matters Awareness Week #DMAW16

The Bread Box UAL alumna presentation #DMAW16

The bread Box is a mobile bakery run by sister-duo Stella and Louisa Harrison. Born and raised in Germany, both sisters were determined to keep their German breakfast traditions alive when they moved to London just over a decade ago, despite the lack of readily available German bakeries. So the two entrepreneurial girls started making … Continue reading The Bread Box UAL alumna presentation #DMAW16

Opening Speech from DMAW16 co-organiser at “why does race matter in my learning environment?”

You might have already heard the buzz going around since the heated, at the same time, passionate "why does race matter in my learning environment" panel discussion which took place on the 21st April during Diversity Matters Awareness Week #DMAW16. For all those wanting to re-live the priceless moments of having UAL senior exec representatives; … Continue reading Opening Speech from DMAW16 co-organiser at “why does race matter in my learning environment?”

SUARTS in the Collaboration for Diversity Matters Awareness Week #RaceMatters

We're all about the C and D word - collaboration and diversity! So it makes sense that we've teamed up with University of the Arts London Students Union (SUARTS) who're supporting our campaign to raise awareness on #RaceMatters in UAL! Diversity will mean different things to different people. As part of Diversity Awareness Week (18th-22rd … Continue reading SUARTS in the Collaboration for Diversity Matters Awareness Week #RaceMatters

Very powerful word – Diversity… UAL Students and Staff share their views on Diversity in their Learning Environment pt3

Diversity will mean different things to different people. Which is why for Diversity Matters Awareness Week we’re concentrating on race matters with our theme “Let’s Talk About Race” 18th – 23rd April! We’ve been asking University of the Arts London (UAL) students and staff what diversity means to them, and how it’s reflected in their learning … Continue reading Very powerful word – Diversity… UAL Students and Staff share their views on Diversity in their Learning Environment pt3