Goldsmiths has announced more than £1.5m in bursaries and scholarships for its students - including 10 for people from Lewisham.

The New Cross university will use the money to support more than 200 students with tuition fees and living cosots.

Among the bursaries are full fee waivers for ten students living in Lewisham and The Mayor's Award, set up by Lewisham Council in memory of those who died in 1981's New Cross fire.

Warden of Goldsmiths Patrick Loughrey said: "Many students may not be able to come to university without the funding we are honouring this evening. These awards exist thanks to gifts from others made generously and repeatedly over the years."

Sandra Ruddock lost her husband Paul and sister in law Yvonne in the New Cross fire. She attended this month's ceremony to meet the recipients of last year’s award.

She said: "There were many children who died in the fire who never got the chance to go to university. It gives children from underprivileged backgrounds that wish."

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