Jay’s Fund

In 2018 we'll again be donating a percentage of each ticket sold to the Jay Merriman Mukoro Bursary fund.


The Jay Merriman Mukoro Bursary fund was set up in his memory to enable a student experiencing financial hardship to take a one year Journalism course at Goldsmiths.

Jay was a film-maker who died tragically in 2014 aged 43. He was a good friend of Jude’s, a passionate storyteller who spoke at our first Social Media Exchange.

Find out more at jaymerrimanmukoro.wordpress.com.

Last year we donated a percentage of each ticket sold – more than £1,000 – to the Jay Merriman Mukoro Bursary.




“Goldsmiths is hugely grateful for the generosity of donations given by this year’s delegates. Every pound and penny contributed to the Jay Merriman Mukuro bursary scheme is an investment in talent, creativity and professionalism for individuals who would not have had the chance to be trained and supported at this vital entry point into professional media. Jay’s positive and inspirational character lives on through this very special scheme that advances storytelling, generates confidence and promotes diversity.”
Tim Crook, Goldsmiths University