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Statement on recent events in the Jazz department

Wed 20 March 2024

You may be aware that in recent days a member of TL staff shared their personal views about the jazz scene in an email they forwarded to students which is now in the public domain.

We are unable to comment on actions taken in response to this email, but we want to make it clear that Trinity Laban in no way endorses or aligns with the views expressed within it. At present the member of staff is not performing teaching or examining duties.

After a meeting with our students yesterday – held to give them space to express their concerns and feelings about this issue – we would like to say firstly how in awe we are of their sense of community and solidarity with each other. We also recognise that we still have a large amount of work to do to provide an inclusive environment in which our students feel safe from harm and discrimination.

We hope that our actions in the coming weeks, months and years will speak louder than our words today.