WHERE REPUTATION MEETS AMBITION - Undergraduate Guide 2018 entry - Goldsmiths, University of London

WHERE REPUTATION MEETS AMBITION - Undergraduate Guide 2018 entry - Goldsmiths, University of London

Undergraduate Guide
2018 entry
WHERE REPUTATION MEETS AMBITION - Undergraduate Guide 2018 entry - Goldsmiths, University of London
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             ANTHROPO5L6 OG
                                                               02    Where employability meets opportunity
                                                               04    A reputation for excellence and creativity

                                                               08    Courses that will make you see the world differently

                              E  M E N  T  58
          ARTS MANAG 60
                                                               10    Where ideas meet careers
                                                               12    Preparing you for a fantastic future
                                                               14    High quality teaching from experts

                                                               15    A collaborative community for life
                                                               16    Making connections

                                 U D I E S  62
         COMMUNITY ST 64
                                                               22    Where London meets the world
                                                               24    A unique London experience

                                                               30    A single campus and close-knit community
                                                               32    Students’ Union
                                                               34    Accommodation

                   DESIGN 68
                                                               36    Facilities
                                                               38    Support

                                                               42    Goldsmiths and the world
                                                               44    Visit us

                                                               52    Where theory meets practice
                                                               54    Our programmes

                   ENGLISH 74
                                                               100   Specialist programmes for international students
                                                               101   BA (Hons) Fine Art (Extension Degree)

                                                               102   International Foundation Certificates
                                                               106   Pre-sessional English language programmes

                        R T & CUR      A  T I N G 76
                 O  F A
                                                               108   What you need to know

    HI ST O  R Y                                               108   Entry requirements

                            L I S M 78                         110   How to apply

               JOURNA                                                                                       Why Goldsmiths?
                                                               112   Fees

                                         T I N G  80           113   Funding

                            MAR     K E
                                                               115   Index

                                                                                                            Goldsmiths is a world-class university
              MATHEMA                   I O N  S 84
                                                                                                            where you’ll find heritage alongside

                           UN   I CA T                                                                      innovation. You can study creative,
     MEDIA & COMM 86                                                                                        contemporary and inspiring degrees
                    MUSIC                       T I O N S 88                                                in the arts, humanities, social sciences

                       N AT I O N AL REL      A                                                             and computing. You’ll learn from
             I N T E R
POLITICS & CHOLOGY 90                                                                                       world-leading minds who’ve been
               PSY                                                                                          involved in some of culture and

              SOCIAL      W   O R  K 92                                                                     society’s defining moments, and

                         C R  IMINO 96  L O  G Y 94                                                         from practitioners who have direct
     SO C I O LO G  Y &                                                                                     connections with the creative,

                 E &  P E R F O  R M ANCE                                                                   cultural and business sectors.
      THEAT    R                         E S  98
                                TU  D  I
WHERE REPUTATION MEETS AMBITION - Undergraduate Guide 2018 entry - Goldsmiths, University of London
Study at a world-class university
                and graduate with an internationally
                recognised University of London
                degree. Immerse yourself in a subject
                you love. And use this experience
                as a launchpad for a stellar future.

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                                                                                                     When you graduate from
                                                                                                     the University of London
StudyAtGold Goldsmiths   Goldsmiths   Goldsmiths
                                                                                                     you join a community
            London       UoL          UoL                                                            that has educated four
                                                                                                     monarchs, 52 presidents
                                                                                                     and prime ministers,
                                                                                                     74 Nobel laureates, six
                                                                                                     Grammy winners, two
                                                                                                     Oscar winners and three
                                                                                                     Olympic gold medallists

                                                   Academic heritage and creativity
                                                   At Goldsmiths you’ll find heritage alongside
                                                   innovation. We were founded 125 years ago, and
                                                   have been part of the University of London for

                                                   over a century, but we’ve also got a reputation
                                                   for inventiveness and forward thinking. The
                                                   BBC calls us “a creative hothouse” and our

                                                   students agree: we’ve been voted one of the
                                                   UK’s most creative universities for the third
                                                   year in a row (Which? University 2016).
                                                   A world-class university
                                                   Our reach spans the globe, so you’ll feel part
                                                   of something substantial. You’ll be taught by
                                                   academics who are active researchers. As well
                                                   as teaching you they are carrying out their own
                                                   projects that make improvements to communities
                                                   locally and internationally, on everything from
                                                   studies on autism diagnosis to exploring social
                                                   media’s role in disaster recovery. It’s one of
                                                   the reasons we’re rated one of the world’s
                                                   top universities (Times Higher Education and
                                                   QS World University Rankings 2016-17).

                                                   Find out more
                                                   Find out why we’re
                                                   world-class at gold.ac.uk/
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                                                                                             SUBJECT AREA

                                                                                                     in the
                                                                                                     world’s elite1                                    EST

                                                                                                                                                       Goldsmiths was founded in 1891,

                                                                                                                                                         and we’ve been part of the
                                                                                                                                                       University of London since 1904
                                                                           Anthropology; Art & Design;
                                                                           Communication & Media Studies;

                                                                           English Language & Literature;

                                                                                                                                                      N u m b er
                                                                           Sociology; Performing Arts

                                                                                  9 10
                                                                                                                                                                      in the UK
                                                                                                                                                                   for effective
                                                                                             OUT OF

                                                                          STUDENTS PROGRESS TO WORK OR FURTHER
                                                                               STUDY WHEN THEY GRADUATE3

                                                                                                                                                       25 UK
                                                                                                                                                   TO P                        IN THE

     UNIVERSITY 1                                                                         Best                                                      FOR THE QUALITY OF OUR RESEARCH4
                                                                                          Department of

                                                                                          Design in the UK
                                                                                          for the second                                                            of the top
                                                                                          year running5                                                             creative universities
                                                                                                                                                                    in the UK by students6

     Ranked in the 301-350 category in the Times Higher Education World
        University Rankings 2016-17, and among the world’s best in the
                    QS World University Rankings 2016-17
                                                                          1QS World University Rankings 2016 2Guardian League Tables 2017 3Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education 2014-15; students surveyed
                                                                          six months after graduation 4Research Excellence Framework 2014; based on research quality scores in the Times Higher Education research
                                                                          intensity subject rankings 5Guardian University Guide League Tables 2017 6Which? University 2016
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                                                                                                       Goldsmiths: a close-knit
                                                                                                       community, a rich academic
        Find out more
        Explore our degrees at                                                                         heritage, a creative powerhouse,
                                                                                                       a thought-provoking place

                                   Exciting, inspiring degrees
                                   Our degrees are creative, contemporary and
                                   inspiring. Whether you want to explore the
                                   forces shaping society or gain the experience

                                   you need to start a career you love, you’ll look
                                   at your subject in fresh ways that will spark your
                                   imagination. Your old ideas will be challenged,

                                   your new ideas will have the freedom to grow,
                                   and you’ll start to see the world differently. Find
                                   out more about our degrees on pages 54-99.

                                   Looking forward
                                   From the arts to humanities, and the social
                                   sciences to computing, we have a world-class
                                   reputation for many of the subjects we offer.
                                   And we’re constantly looking forward, striving
                                   to develop this even further. It’s why we create
                                   exciting new courses in emerging areas like
                                   data science and arts management, why we
                                   update our course content to make sure it’s
                                   as relevant as possible, and why we connect
                                   you with industry through the placements
                                   available on many of our degrees.
                                                                                         Challenge your old ideas,
                                   Learn from other subjects                             study a fascinating subject,
                                   We’re also interdisciplinary, which means that our
                                   courses are informed by lots of different subject     and see the world differently
                                   areas. So even as an anthropology student you
                                   could gain training in filmmaking, or as a history
                                   and journalism student you can gain academic
                                   knowledge alongside practical journalism skills.
WHERE REPUTATION MEETS AMBITION - Undergraduate Guide 2018 entry - Goldsmiths, University of London
At Goldsmiths we want you to
          develop your own ideas rather than
          simply learn about other people’s,
          so that when you leave you are
          a critical and creative thinker, ready
          for a changing world and job market.

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                                                                                     Key fact
                                                                                     Our students recently
                                                                                     completed placements
                                                                                     at the Barbican, British
                                                                                     Council, Friends of
                          Nine out of 10 Goldsmiths                                  the Earth, Google and
                                                                                     The Wall Street Journal
                          students progress to
                          work or further study
                          when they graduate

                                Perhaps you’ve got your heart set on a specific
                                career. Or maybe you’re keen to keep an open
                                                                                     Think big
                                                                                     Our graduates have won Oscars, Turner Prizes
                                                                                                                                        Some of the top
                                mind about where university will take you.
                                Either way, we’ve got it covered. It’s why nine
                                                                                     and Ivor Novello Awards to name a few, but they
                                                                                     also include people you may not have heard
                                                                                                                                        employers of our

                                out of 10 of our students progress to work or        about who are passionate about improving           graduates include:
                                further study when they graduate1, it’s why          society and making a difference – whether that’s
                                the top employers of our graduates include           the social workers connecting with families in

                                the BBC, Tate, Apple, Microsoft and the NHS2,        local boroughs, the sociologists critiquing the
                                and it’s why our alumni have a reputation for        criminal justice system, or the designers who
                                being enterprising and for forging new paths in      are suggesting new visions for the future. From
                                industries that didn’t even exist a few years ago.   the big names to the unsung heroes, and from
                                                                                     traditional industries through to emerging
                                From placements to industry events:
                                                                                     markets, your time at Goldsmiths will leave you
                                so many ways to get inspired
                                                                                     with the passion, ideas and experience you need
                                Make the most of our Careers Service to
                                                                                     to succeed, and will inspire you to think big.
                                explore all the wonderful routes your future
                                could take. Attend industry events to hear

                                                                                                                                                             (students surveyed six months after graduation) 2. LinkedIn 2016
                                                                                                                                                              Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education (DLHE) 2014-15
                                from graduates about the areas they’re now
CareersGold Goldsmiths.         working in and from visiting speakers in the
            Careers             creative and cultural sectors. Get involved in
                                our business enterprise workshops. Daydream
                                with your coursemates about the start-up you
                                could all run when you graduate. Connect with
                                Goldsmiths alumni to find a mentor, get careers
                                advice, or collaborate. Take a placement as
                                part of your studies – Goldsmiths students
                                recently worked at organisations like Google,
                                The Samaritans, and The Wall Street Journal.

                                                                                     Find out more
                                                                                     Watch our film to find
                                                                                     out how we prepare you
                                                                                     for a bright future – vimeo.

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                                                                                                                                                        GoldAlumni     Goldsmiths
                                               We’re ranked
                                               3rd in the UK for
                                               effective teaching
                                                                                                                             There are lots of advantages to joining
                                                                                                                             the Goldsmiths community, including:
                                                                                                                             Goldsmiths Connect
                                                                                                                             Goldsmiths Connect is an online platform
                                                                                                                             that puts students and staff in touch with
                                                                                                                             alumni all over the world. It’s somewhere you
                                                                                                                             can ask former students for careers advice,

HIGH QUALITY                                                                         A COLLABORATIVE
                                  Accessible academics
                                  Our academics are inventive, progressive and                                               develop collaborations, or find a mentor.
                                  pioneering. But they’re also accessible. Because                                           Continued access to the Careers Service
                                  unlike a lot of universities these world-class

TEACHING FROM                                                                        COMMUNITY
                                                                                                                             New alumni continue to receive professional
                                  academics actively teach on our degrees, and                                               careers advice for three years after they
                                  they care about getting the best out of you. So                                            graduate through our free Careers+ service.
                                  you could have a Monday morning seminar

EXPERTS                                                                              FOR LIFE
                                  with the person who’s written the core cultural                                            Discounts on lifelong learning
                                  theory text that’s on reading lists across the                                             Goldsmiths alumni can currently get up to
                                  country, or the professor who’s been mentoring                                             30% off the cost of taught Masters programmes
                                  sports psychologists for the Paralympic Games.                                             at Goldsmiths, and 10% off short courses.
                                                                                                                             So if you want to continue your studies
                                  Industry connections                                                                       after you graduate or in the future you
Whether your subject is           If your subject is a practical one you’ll be       When you graduate from                  could benefit from a discounted rate.
theoretical or practical (or a    supported by technicians and practitioners who     Goldsmiths, your relationship
                                  have direct connections and extensive experience
bit of both), you can be sure     in sectors like filmmaking, music and theatre.
                                                                                     with us doesn’t end. You’ll
that you’ll be taught by people   Some of our degrees include the opportunity to
                                                                                     become part of a creative
who have the expertise to help    take a year in industry gaining work experience.   and collaborative community
you get the most out of your      This connects you even more directly to the        of 60,000 former students
                                  world outside of university, and can help you
university experience.            gain valuable work experience while you study.     spanning 150 countries.
                                  Many programmes include the option of a
                                  placement, allowing you to bring first-hand
                                  work experience to your studies.
                                  And some of our degrees are accredited
                                  by industry bodies – you can find details
                                  on pages 54-99. This means that you can
                                  be sure they’ve been given the official seal
Find out more                     of approval in terms of their quality and                           Find out more
Explore our industry                                                                                  Learn more about our
                                  relevance to your future job prospects.
links at gold.ac.uk/                                                                                  alumni community at
skills-careers/industry                                                                               gold.ac.uk/alumni
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                                   “Goldsmiths gave us                                                                                       “There are so many
                                   a place where we were                                                                                     exciting, creative
                                                                                        Andrea and Sondre met on their
                                   encouraged to understand                             degree and set up Gold Ventures                      projects happening
                                   and break rules and, most                                                                                 here but we wanted to
                                                                                        Although they come from opposite ends of
                                   importantly, take risks.”                            Europe, when they met at Goldsmiths, Sondre          help students take them
                                                                                        and Andrea realised they had the same way of
                                                                                        seeing the world. The students – from Norway         outside Goldsmiths
                                                                                        and Italy respectively – are both studying the
                                                                                        BSc in Management with Entrepreneurship
                                                                                                                                             and spread the word.”
                                                                                        (page 81). They saw there was a wealth of activity
                                                                                        happening around campus, but thought it could
                                   Alistair, Tom, Holly and Phoebe                      benefit from an entrepreneurial point of view.
                                   met studying Drama, and went
                                                                                        “There are so many exciting, creative projects
                                   on to form Gruff Theatre
                                                                                         happening here but we wanted to help
                                                                                         students take them outside Goldsmiths and
                                   Gruff Theatre group has been busy. Since              spread the word,” says Sondre. “We thought

                                   graduating from Goldsmiths in 2013, the four          that the best way to utilise this creativity
                                   members have performed across London in               was to set up a student society and work
                                   sites as diverse as an East End tower block           together.” And so Gold Ventures was born.

                                   and a Victorian cemetery. And the space
                                   where each performance happens is key to             The society hosts events and workshops,
                                   the group, who say they are “exploring the           invites guest speakers, and helps students from
                                   human condition through site, performer and          all over Goldsmiths develop creative business
                                   audience. Absurdly. Grotesquely. Phenomenally.”      ventures through a start-up framework, with the
Goldsmiths is a meeting point      Alistair Foylan, Tom Bostock, Holly Shuttleworth
                                                                                        eventual aim of bringing their ideas to market.

for the brightest minds. And       and Phoebe Naughton met while completing their       “Whether you want to make an app, or start a
with students and staff from       BA in Drama and Theatre Arts (page 97). They          drama class and take it out across London, you
                                   were placed together by their tutor, Cass Fleming,    can develop almost anything. From a small firm
many different backgrounds         who they said nurtured their transition from four     to a multi-million-pound business,” says Sondre.
it makes for a fascinating mix     performers into a collective of theatre makers.
                                                                                         Sondre and Andrea want Gold Ventures to be a
of people. Every day, chance       “We all had very different interests, but a shared    meeting place for all students, from Anthropology
conversations in tutor groups,      desire to explore the relationship between site      to Visual Cultures, to come together to develop
                                    and experience glued us together.” As well as        both profit and non-profit business ideas.
over coffee or between library      staging site-specific performances, Gruff now
shelves can end in life-long        offers workshops to others, and has worked          “When we talk to people outside Goldsmiths
friendships, creative adventures    with RIFT, Ideastrap and the Brit School.            about what we are doing with Gold Ventures
                                                                                         they really get excited,” says Andrea. “It
or new enterprises.                “Our time at Goldsmiths gave us a place               demonstrates to them that we would really
                                    where we were encouraged to understand               like to get something out of our studies.”
                                    and break rules and, most importantly, take
                                    risks. It tested what we thought we knew,           Their aim is that the competencies from all
                                    influencing our methodology and encouraging         these different fields can help make a real
                                    us to bastardise, test and stretch the form         change in the community, and empower
                                    of theatre and performance we work in.”             everyone up to, and beyond, graduation.

                                   To see what Gruff are up to next,                     Find out more about our student societies
                                   visit grufftheatre.co.uk                              at goldsmithssu.org/activities/societies
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                                                    “Back in the day,
                                                    I would never have
                                                    thought I was Goldsmiths
                                                    material, but as an
                                                    adult I proved to myself
                                                    that I was capable of
                                                    achieving academically.”

                                                                                                                                                               “What you can see is
                                                                                                                                                               people going from being
                                                                                                                                                               really shy and quiet,
 Shellisha and Anna Carlile met as                  “Back in the day, I would never have                Josh and Tom met through
                                                                                                                                                               to not being afraid to
 student and teacher on the BA in                    thought I was Goldsmiths material, but             the Peer Assisted Learning                             give their opinion.”
                                                     as an adult I proved to myself that I was
 Education, Culture and Society                      capable of achieving academically.”
                                                                                                        scheme (PAL)

“I remember meeting Shellisha,” explains Anna.      While she was a student Shellisha had her           Josh remembers Tom from his first day at               from being really shy and quiet, to not being
“It was in a Year 2 module that I teach called      second child, but was determined to continue        Goldsmiths. “My first experience of university         afraid to give their opinion,” says Tom.
 Studies in Inclusion and Exclusion. I could see    her studies. “My department was amazing,”           was coming to a PAL session. Tom was great
 that Shellisha had loads to say and that she was   she says, “they granted me essay extensions         fun and we just got along. I was feeling               “It’s a good way to meet new faces on the course,”
 passionate about educational inclusion. That’s     when I needed them. My lecturers were               really anxious and stressed, but after the              Josh adds, “and sometimes it’s easier to learn in
 my field, so we bonded through that.”              very understanding and supportive.”                 PAL session it felt like things were settling           a more relaxed environment.”
                                                                                                        into place and it was just nice to be here.”
Anna is the head of the programme, and has          Anna says, “Many students overcome all                                                                     Josh is studying the Integrated Degree in History
been teaching on it for eight years. Shellisha      kinds of things to go to university and get their   The PAL scheme trains students to act as mentors       (page 75), which includes a Foundation Year,
(pictured above), who grew up in nearby New         degrees. Life gets in the way, and they just keep   to others, usually those who are in their first year   and Tom is in a perfect position to be his mentor
Cross and Brockley, graduated in 2015, aged 31.     getting back up. We have a huge responsibility      at Goldsmiths, and pass on study skills like how       having just finished the same degree himself.
Although she grew up around the corner, she did     to facilitate them to get the most they possibly    to take notes or plan an essay. Tom says, “We can
not have a straightforward route into Goldsmiths.   can out of the financial and time investment        arrange to meet students in a group or one-to-one,     “I decided to become a mentor because I was
It was while working as a Learning Support          they have made in themselves. My favourite          and we facilitate study sessions so that students       really struggling when I started my Foundation
Assistant that she realised her passion for         moment is watching my students walk across          can meet. We’ll just go along to the first few          Year, and I had a fantastic mentor who
education, and took Access courses to get herself   the stage at graduation. I applaud with feeling     sessions: we get them in the routine and then           helped me through it. I probably wouldn’t
ready to apply for a place on the degree.           for every one of them – I remember Shellisha        let them do it themselves.”                             have finished that year if it hadn’t have been
                                                    graduating and I was just so proud of her.”                                                                 for the support of that mentor,” says Tom.
“I was determined to come to Goldsmiths.                                                                He explains that PAL is all about helping students     “And now I’m studying to become a teacher.”
 Being offered a place was a huge personal           Find out more about the BA in Education,           to develop their own skills, and building their
 achievement for me,” says Shellisha.                Culture and Society on page 71                     confidence. “What you can see is people going           Find out more at gold.ac.uk/pal
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                                                                                                   Eiko and Ting-Tong met just                          installation works that analyse the relationship
                                                                                                   after Eiko’s graduation, and                         between science, technology and society. He
                                                                                                                                                        has exhibited around the world and received
                                                                                                   are still working together                           a number of awards internationally.

                                                                                                   Eiko Honda and Ting-Tong Chang first worked         “Studying at Goldsmiths nurtured both of us
                                                                                                   together when she was co-producing her first         to think beyond the conventional ‘art’ context
                                                                                                   group show after graduating from Goldsmiths.         and be open to work with professionals
                                                                                                   It was also one of Ting-Tong’s first exhibitions.    from other disciplines.” Eiko and Ting-Tong
                                                                                                  “I still remember how Ting-Tong and I excitedly       recently developed a solo exhibition with a
                                                                                                   discussed one of his ideas for an artwork.           London-based cultural institution and gallery. It
                                                                                                   It’s great that six years on we are doing the        featured a new set of works on British-Chinese
                                                                                                   same thing, although now we are carrying on          relations in the history of automation.
                                                                                                   our practice as our full-time professions.”
                                                  “There’s something quite                        Eiko, who studied BA History of Art (page 77),
                                                                                                  has worked in the arts management sector

                                                  communal about the                              for six years while continuing to develop
                                                                                                                                                       “Six years on we are doing
                                                                                                  exhibitions and events in her own time. She
                                                  Goldsmiths experience.                          is the Curatorial Fellow of the Japanese
                                                                                                                                                       the same thing, although
                                                                                                  Government’s Agency for Cultural Affairs,
                                                  You get to know and work                        and in this capacity works on cross-cultural
                                                                                                                                                       now we are carrying
                                                  with people from different                      and interdisciplinary curatorial projects.
                                                                                                                                                       on our practice as our
                                                  backgrounds and you                             Taiwanese artist Ting-Tong, who has an MFA in
                                                                                                  Fine Art from Goldsmiths, creates large-scale        full-time professions.”
                                                  become part of a small
Guy, Robin and Aviram met
studying music, and set up
                                                  community that feels like
record label squareglass                          a home-away-from-home.”
Although a final year project can feel like the
end of university life, for many at Goldsmiths
it can be the start of something exciting. For    other’s bands, which taught them about the
artists Guy Baron, Robin Paul Braum and           dynamic of working together as a group.
Aviram Barath, who all studied on the BMus
Popular Music (page 87), it was the beginning     “There’s something quite communal about the
of the collective and record label squareglass.    Goldsmiths experience. You get to know and
                                                   work with people from different backgrounds
“Each one of our solo projects evolved as          and you become part of a small community
 part of and during our studies at Goldsmiths.     that feels like a home-away-from-home.
 At the same time it was important for us          For us, studying and living in South-East
 to surround ourselves with people from            London was a very immersive experience.”
 whom we could get feedback on our
 work. So establishing squareglass was            Guy, Robin and Aviram (as Semi Precious,
 quite an ‘organic’ move – something we           Ballerino and Bunki) have released their
 felt would empower us creatively and             own music on squareglass, plus work
 practically, and would enable us to further      by others and compilations. They also
 establish our careers as individual artists.”    organise events, looking for original ways to
                                                  translate recorded music into live shows.
Around the time they finished their studies
the three artists began playing in each           Find out more at squareglass.co.uk
This is one of the world’s greatest
            cities, a cultural capital that’s
            connected to global industry.
            Study in a vibrant area, meet
            inspiring students from across
            the world, and experience what
            London has to offer.

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                                                                                        There are lots of
                                                                                        universities in London,
                                                             Find out more
                                                             Watch our students talk    but not many with that
                                                             about their favourite
                                                             places in London at
                                                                                        special combination
                                                                                        of urban life in a
                                                                                        bustling area, a single
                                                                                        campus, and a thriving
                                  Life in New Cross
                                                                                        student community
                                  We’re in New Cross, which is in travelcard Zone 2
                                  and seven minutes by train from London Bridge.
                                  So you’re just moments from the heart of the
                                  city and all the world-renowned museums,
                                  theatres and galleries it holds. It’s the perfect
                                  place to have a unique London experience –

                                  close enough to easily access the landmarks and
                                  nightlife of the bustling city thanks to fantastic
                                  transport links, but with a strong community
                                  spirit that you won’t find just anywhere.

EXPERIENCE                        New Cross has its own rich tradition of creativity,
                                  home to emerging musicians, artists and
                                  community leaders, as well as a thriving student
                                  population, and there’s plenty to do to keep
London is a special place.        you entertained when you’re not studying.

A hub for industry, business      The benefits of living in London
                                  Like any capital city, the cost of living will be
and politics. A melting pot       more expensive than if you were in a rural
of creativity and culture.        area, but the benefits of studying in a global
                                  hub make this a valuable investment: London
Somewhere that will inspire       is regularly voted one of the best cities in the
you, and connect you to Europe    world to be a student because of the diverse job
and the wider world. Just like    opportunities, cosmopolitanism and learning
                                  resources it offers. It’s a truly forward-looking,
Goldsmiths itself, London is      dynamic place. And you don’t have to spend
steeped in history but always     lots of money to make the most of living here –
                                  with some creativity and planning you can find
offers something fresh and new.   low cost places to eat and free entertainment
                                  happening every single day in London.
                                  Student discounts
                                  Once you’re a Goldsmiths student you can
                                  apply for an NUS (National Union of Students)
                                  card, which gets you money off things like
                                  cinema tickets, entry to museums and
                                  galleries, and restaurants and shopping. You
                                  can also get an 18+ Student Oyster card, to
                                  benefit from 30% off travel costs in London.
                                                                 CAMDEN TOW

                                                                                                 NORTH LONDON

                       LO N D O N                                                                                    15 mins on the                  Hoxton
                                                                                                                    Overground from                                                                        Stratford
                                                                                      King’s Cross                     New Cross
                                  REGENTS PARK                                                                          Shoreditch                                                                  EAST LONDON
                                                                                                                                                        BRICK LANE
                                                                                                                                 High St                                           Whitechapel

                  Paddington                                THE WEST END      MUSEUM

                                                              25 mins by train                                           THE   GHERKIN                                                                                        London
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            City Airport

                                     SELFRIDGES                                              ST PAUL’S
                                                              from New Cross
            WEST LONDON
                                                              Oxford Street                  CATHEDR AL            Cannon St
                                                                                                                                              T OW E R

                                                                                                                                              LO N D O N

               HYDE PARK                                                   Charing
                                                                                                                  THE   G LO B E                                     Wapping

                                                                  ST JAMES’
                                                                  PARK                                   MODERN                              T OW E R
                                                                                         LO N D O N                                          BRIDGE
           ROYAL                                                                                                               THE S H A R D                                                                           C A N A RY
                                                                                         EYE                                                                                                                           WHARF
           ALBERT                          PAL ACE
                                                                                                       Waterloo            7 mins by train

                                                                                                                          from New Cross
                                                                                                                                                         BERMONDSEY          Canada
                                                                                               LAMBETH                                                                                                                     Canary
                      V& A                                       BIG BEN
                                                                                                                                                                                         Surrey                            Wharf

                                                 Victoria                                                                                                                                Quays


                                                                                                                                 CAMBERWELL   15 mins on the bus
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        CUTTY SARK
                                                 BAT TERSTSATE AION
                                                                                                                                               from New Cross
                              BATTERSE A                                                                                                                                           New Cross
                                                                                                                                                                                                    New Cross
                                                 P OW E R                                                                                         Peckham

                                                                                                                    S O U T H LO N D O
                                                                  LONDON                                Brixton
                                                                                                                    G A L L E RY
                                                                                     02 AC A D E M Y                                                                                         GOLDSMITHS
                     30 mins by train
                     from New Cross

                                              CL APHAM                               BRIXTON                             EAST DULWIC
                                                                                                                                       H      Airport                SOUTH-EAST
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                                                Key fact                                                                                                              Getting around
                                                Bestival, one of the UK’s                                                                                             See the blue map on the
                                                major festivals, landed at                                                                                            previous pages to see how
                                                Goldsmiths in summer                                                                                                  easy it is to reach areas like
                                                2016. Founders Josie and                                                                                              Shoreditch and Hoxton on
                                                Rob da Bank were glad                                                                                                 the Overground
                                                to be back – they met at
                                                Goldsmiths when they
                                                were students here in
                                                the 1990s

                                                                                                                                                                      Find out more
                                                                                                                                                                      Watch our film about our
                                                                                                                                                                      students’ favourite places
                                                                                                                                                                      on campus – vimeo.com/

A SINGLE CAMPUS                    Everything in one place
                                   Unusually for a London university we’re based
                                                                                       Eating and drinking
                                                                                       There are lots of places to eat and drink on

                                                                                       campus – whether you want to grab a coffee,
                                   on a single campus, which means that all your       take away a snack, or sit down for a hot meal
                                   teaching, learning and support facilities are       with friends. They include:
                                   in one place. You can find out more about

                                   these facilities on pages 36-37. It creates a       • Thirty Five: a relaxing area offering Costa
                                   close-knit community feel – you’ll soon get to        coffee, healthy salads, and other snack options
                                   know people, and you won’t feel isolated or         • The Balcony: world food at lunchtime
                                   overlooked. We’re friendly and non-judgmental,      • The Refectory: food court offering traditional
                                   so you’ll have the space to be yourself, but          hot meals, a salad bar, and ‘grab-and-go’ items
At Goldsmiths you’ll benefit       there’ll always be someone to talk to when you      • Professor Stuart Hall Building Café:
                                   have a question or need someone to listen.
from the friendliness and                                                                for hot meals, sandwiches and coffee

                                   A bustling campus
                                                                                         overlooking the picturesque College Green
convenience of our single-site                                                         • Library Café: perfect for topping up on
campus, while also having the                                                            Fairtrade snacks and drinks while you study

freedom to be yourself and
                                   Our campus is made up of modern spaces, a
                                   large College Green, and historic buildings. It’s
                                                                                       • Natura: a vegetarian/vegan café in the
                                                                                         Students’ Union
                                                                                                                                           New Cross and beyond
pursue your unique interests –     a bustling place: wander through the corridors      • Students’ Union Shop: selling snacks and          You’ll find a diverse range of restaurants,
                                   and you’ll hear music students practising their       drinks, as well as stationery and toiletries      cafés and shops just a few minutes’ walk from
whether you love music, sport,     scales, you’ll see curating students installing                                                         Goldsmiths around New Cross, including food
cinema, trying new activities or   exhibitions, and you’ll be able to watch the        The Students’ Union (pages 32-33) is a hub          from around the world – the Caribbean, China,
                                   latest blockbusters in our on-campus Curzon         of activity, too.                                   Hungary, India, Korea, Lebanon and Turkey to
simply hanging out with friends.   Cinema. Nearly every day of term there are public                                                       name just a few places. You’ll also find lots of
                                   lectures, recitals and shows taking place – most                                                        local nightlife, including pubs, comedy venues
                                                                                       Our on-campus gym, Clubpulse, has 90 fitness
                                   of them completely free of charge. So even if                                                           and some nearby clubs. If you fancy a longer
                                                                                       stations, a dance studio and a great range
                                   you’re doing an English degree you could go                                                             walk or a short trip on the bus or Overground
                                                                                       of classes (clubpulsegoldsmiths.co.uk).
                                   to a talk on the psychology of the paranormal,                                                          there’s even more to explore – from the
                                   or if you’re a media student you could get          We also have tennis courts on campus, and a         pop-up bars of Peckham to the late-night
                                   inspired about filmmaking by guest speakers         sports club training ground in Sidcup. You can      delights of Shoreditch. Explore our local
                                   like Danny Boyle or the head of Channel Four.       find out more about our sports clubs on page 33.    area guides at gold.ac.uk/area-guides
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                                                                                                   Goldsmiths Students’ Union exists to represent   Student media
                                                                                                   all Goldsmiths students. It provides support,    Get behind the microphone, or capture life
                                                                                                   representation, services, entertainment          and culture at Goldsmiths by getting involved
                                                                                                   and activities, as well as affordable food,      with student media. With the chance to
                                                                                                   drink, leisure and childcare facilities.         gain valuable skills for a future career or
                                                            Goldsmiths   Goldsmiths   Goldsmiths                                                    pursue your creative interests, you could
                                                            SU           SU           SU           It’s run for students, by students, with four
                                                                                                                                                    join Wired Radio, The Leopard newspaper,
                                                                                                   full-time elected officers and a host of other
                                                                                                                                                    or award-winning Smiths magazine.
                                                                                                   current student officers and representatives
                                                                                                   who are elected annually by students to direct   Campaigning
                                                                                                   the Union and act as their collective voice.     Goldsmiths Students’ Union is known for
                                                                                                   The Union aims to inspire and empower students   its political activism and campaigning, and
                                                                                                   to change the world around them. You can:        there have been some important wins for
                                                                                                                                                    students in recent years, including securing
                                                                                                   • Make friends and gain skills by joining        Wednesday afternoons free from classes
                                                                                                     sports clubs and general interest societies    for students to pursue extra-curricular
                                                                                                   • Host a radio show or work on the               activities, and a campaign that eventually
                                                                                                     student paper or magazine                      led to the end of the Tampon Tax in 2016.
                                                                                                   • Attend events including debates and
                                                                                                     discussions, club and pub nights, quizzes,     Academic representation
                                                                                                     film screenings and performances               Students are central to the academic
                                                                                                                                                    community, and the Union facilitates the

                                                                                                   • Stand and vote in the elections to influence
                                                                                                     and steer the future of the Students’ Union    spaces for student voices to shape their
                                                                                                   • Campaign on pivotal political issues           educational experience. With Student
                                                                                                     or other things close to your heart            Representatives working on a course level,
                                                                                                                                                    and students coordinating on a departmental
                                                                                                                                                    level, the Union ensures that student views
At the centre of our inspiring                                                                     Societies and sport
                                                                                                                                                    are heard within the community.
                                                                                                   The Union organises most of the extra-
student community is the                                                                           curricular activities at Goldsmiths, providing   Advice Service
Union – a place to relax, get to                                                                   over 100 sports clubs and societies to join,     Confidential, non-judgmental, impartial
                                                                                                   and the opportunity to start your own.
know people and enjoy yourself,                                                                                                                     advice is provided to Goldsmiths students,
                                                                                                   With the chance to meet like-minded people,      free of charge, on issues related to your
and somewhere that aims to                                                                         enhance your skills and complement your          university experience. There are also a huge
inspire and empower you to                                                                         education, societies are central to the          variety of digital resources to help break
                                                                                                   Goldsmiths experience.                           down any barriers to student life, including
change the world around you.                                                                                                                        information on employment and housing.
                                                                                                   More energetic opportunities come in the form
                                                                                                   of more than 30 sports clubs, with the chance    Eat, drink, shop, do
                                                                                                   to compete in the national sporting arena or     The Union runs a variety of services on campus
                                                                                                   get involved in recreational sports and games.   to help you enjoy student life and make it
                                                                                                                                                    affordable. The Stretch, which is a bar and
                                                                                                   You can find the full list of clubs and
                                                                                                                                                    nightclub, hosts a variety of events throughout
                                                                                                   societies at goldsmithssu.org/activities –
                                                                                                                                                    the week, and a space for socialising in the
                                                                                                   with new groups being added all the time.
                                                                                                                                                    Students’ Union building. The Union shop in
                                                                                                   Talented Athlete Programme                       the Richard Hoggart Building carries a wide
                                                                                                   The Talented Athlete Programme gives you         variety of Goldsmiths merchandise, snacks,
                                                                                                   the chance to develop your sporting prowess      and an extensive range of art materials – all at
                                                                                                   alongside your academic studies. Students who    student-friendly prices. Club Pulse provides the
                                                                                                   already compete at a high national level can     perfect spot for a workout, with an extensive
                   Key fact
                   You’ll get free membership                                                      apply to join the programme, and successful      suite of fitness facilities and packed timetable
                   of Student Central, the                                                         students will be offered financial support,      of exercise classes. For students with young
                   University of London                                                            reasonable academic flexibility and discounted   children, there is also a nursery on campus, with
                   union, and will be able to                                                      membership to our on-campus gym, Club Pulse.     spots available for new youngsters each year.
Find out more      access their social and
goldsmithssu.org   sports facilities too
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                                                                                          Halls of residence                                           Accessible accommodation: If you have
                                                                                          We have more than 1,500 rooms in our halls of                specific accessibility requirements, contact our
                                                                                          residence. Many halls are located in New Cross,              Accommodation team. They’ll be happy to help.
                                                             Key fact                     while others are a short commute away and
                                                                                                                                                       Flats and houses leased by the
                                                             Our halls are priced         allow you to live in a different part of London.
                                                             very competitively in                                                                     University of London
                                                                                          Accommodation is self-catered, and is generally
                                                             comparison to other                                                                       Accommodation in flats and houses can be
                                                                                          made up of single occupancy bedrooms within
                                                             nearby London universities                                                                found and managed for you by the University
                                                                                          shared self-contained flats, where you have access
                                                                                                                                                       of London Student Housing Team. This means
                                                                                          to a shared kitchen and either a private shower
                                                                                                                                                       you can live independently with the reassurance
                                                                                          and toilet or a shared bathroom. Some studio flats
                                                                                                                                                       of having the University of London as your
                                                                                          and accommodation for couples is also available.
                                                                                                                                                       landlord. Rents are competitive, and you can
                                                             Find out more                The halls are managed by Goldsmiths or in                    choose to live close to the Goldsmiths campus.
                                                                                          partnership with a private provider. All residents
                                                             accommodation/halls                                                                       Privately rented flats and houses
                                                                                          have access to security staff and office teams who
                                                                                                                                                       Renting your own flat or house means you
                                                                                          are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week
                                                                                                                                                       decide where you live, who you share with,
                                                                                          to provide a safe and secure living environment.
                                                                                                                                                       and the type of accommodation you want.
                                                                                          Rent includes all utility bills (ie electricity,             South-East London is relatively cheap compared
                                                                                          water and gas), basic possessions insurance                  to other parts of the capital, and the Students’
                                                                                          and internet access.                                         Union holds flat-sharing events to make it easier
                                                                                                                                                       for you to meet new friends and flatmates.

                                                                                          Once you’ve applied to study at Goldsmiths,
                                                                                          we’ll send you more information about applying               Couples and families
                                                                                          for halls of residence. If you want to share with            If you’re coming to London to study with your
                                                                                          people of the same gender please let us know on              partner or family you can access the University
                                                                                          your application and we will try to meet requests.           of London Housing Services database of private
Studying in an exciting city like                                                         International students: We guarantee
                                                                                                                                                       housing. This gives you lists of places available
                                                                                                                                                       to rent. Visit housing.lon.ac.uk to find out more.
London is a fantastic experience.                                                         a place in halls to all international students*.

And it’s even better when you
know you’re living somewhere                                                              Halls of residence

safe, comfortable and affordable.                                                                                   Residents            Distance
                                                                                                                                         from campus
                                                                                                                                                                                         per flat/floor
                                                                                          Batavia Mews              UG & PG              5-minute walk                No                 7-20 students per flat
Goldsmiths offers a range of options –                                                    Chesterman House          UG                   5-minute walk                Yes                Varies
whether you prefer the supported                                                          Dean House                Mostly PG            5-minute walk                Yes                Varies
environment of halls of residence on                                                      Loring Hall               UG                   5-minute walk                Yes                Varies
or near campus, or more independent                                                       McMillan                  UG & PG              20-minute walk               Yes                6 students per flat;
living that lets you mix with a wider                                                     Student Village                                                                                single studios
London student population. Our                                                            Mansion View              Mostly PG            30-minute commute            No                 2-6 students per flat
residence life team means that whether                                                    Mansion Wharf             UG                   10-minute commute            No                 4-5 students per flat
you’re living in halls or at home,                                                        Quantum Court             UG & PG              20-minute commute            Yes                2-6 students per flat
everyone can get involved in our lively                                                   Raymont Hall              UG & PG              20-minute walk               Yes                Varies
and friendly campus community.                                                            Surrey House              UG                   5-minute walk                No                 Varies
                                                                                          Surrey House Annexe       UG                   5-minute walk                Yes                Varies
                                                                                          Town Hall, Camberwell     UG & PG              15-minute commute            In some cases      Varies

                                                                                          Please note: this list is subject to change as not all halls of residence may be available every year
                                                                                          *Subject to application deadlines; please see gold.ac.uk/accommodation for details
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                                                                                                                                               Find out more

                                     The Library                                         Careers Service                                       Departmental facilities
                                     Our Library has been recognised as one of the       We’re part of the The Careers Group, University
                                                                                                                                               Many of our academic departments have their
                                     best in the country for facilities and opening      of London, and offer free professional careers
                                                                                                                                               own facilities, including:
                                     hours. It stays open all night during term time,    advice and services that we encourage you to
                                     and has space for individual and group study.       start using as early as possible in your university   • Art: studio space and research labs for casting,
You won’t have to travel far         Our reading list system provides easy access to     career. You can:                                        constructed textiles, fine art printmaking, 3D
                                     module reading materials. We run a variety of                                                               printing, media research, metal, photography,
to get to some impressive            sessions to help you familiarise yourself with
                                                                                         • Get ideas for your future by chatting
                                                                                                                                                 print and dye, stitch and fabric, and woodwork
                                                                                           to careers consultants
facilities – from a library that’s   the library and enhance your academic skills.
                                                                                         • Search for jobs and internship opportunities
                                                                                                                                               • Computing: virtual reality and interactive
                                     As a Goldsmiths student, you can also use Senate                                                            audiovisual spaces, and labs with the latest
open 24/7 during term time,          House Library (University of London), giving
                                                                                         • Meet employers from a variety of industries
                                                                                                                                                 technologies and software, including 3D
                                                                                           by attending employer presentations,
to professional careers advice.      you access to millions of books, journals and
                                                                                           industry panels, and networking events
                                                                                                                                                 printers, a motion-capture suite, and games lab
                                     digital resources, and beautiful study spaces.                                                            • Design: workshops with digital equipment,
As a Goldsmiths student you                                                              • Get your CV checked and take part in
                                                                                                                                                 computing suites and studio space
                                     Computers and other equipment                         practice interviews
can also access many additional      You can use PCs or Macs inside the Library          • Attend workshops to learn more about things
                                                                                                                                               • Media and Communications: photography,
University of London facilities.     and at many points around the campus,                 like job-hunting and postgraduate study
                                                                                                                                                 radio and TV studios as well as the latest
                                                                                                                                                 digital video and audio editing equipment,
                                     where you can access the internet, your
                                                                                                                                                 ENPS (essential news production
                                     College email and shared files using our            And if you’re an international student you can
                                                                                                                                                 system) facilities, animation and image
                                     campus wireless network. Our virtual learning       attend events that give you advice on finding
                                                                                                                                                 manipulation software and hardware
                                     environment, ‘Learn.Gold’, gives you access         work and applying for a visa after you graduate.
                                                                                                                                               • Music: pioneering sound studios (including
                                     to online learning activities and materials.        We’re also proud to take part in the Tier 1
                                                                                                                                                 the Electronic Music Studio), a commercial-
                                                                                         Graduate Entrepreneur visa scheme, which
                                     You can borrow audio-visual equipment like                                                                  standard recording studio, and numerous
                                                                                         allows our graduates to develop a genuine and
                                     cameras, lighting equipment and projectors,                                                                 performance opportunities and activities
                                                                                         credible business idea with dedicated business
                                     and our Digital Media Suite provides video- and                                                           • Psychology: extensive facilities for behavioural
                                                                                         support for up to 24 months.
                                     audio-editing software and sound-proof editing                                                              and psychophysical testing, including motion
                                     booths. We also have an in-house Print Services     Find out more about everything available through        tracking, infant lab, and fully equipped
                                     unit, which offers digital printing and finishing   our Careers Service at gold.ac.uk/careers               laboratories for stereotactic non-invasive
                                     services – perfect for producing things like                                                                brain stimulation (see page 90 for details)
                                     colour portfolios and other creative work.                                                                • Theatre and Performance: a 160-seat
                                                                                                                                                 theatre, performance studios, a scenography
                                                                                                                                                 workshop, wardrobe and props stores
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SUPPORT                            Welcome Week
                                   Each September, we host a week packed full
                                   of events to welcome new students – from
                                                                                         The Student Centre
                                                                                         The Student Centre provides a wide range of
                                                                                         services and support in one location. There
We’re here to give you all the     official inductions to campus and local               are specialist staff who can assist you with any
                                   area tours, support services fairs, Students’         problems, and who run events and activities
help and guidance you need         Union activities and a Freshers’ Fayre.               to help you make the most out of your time at
during your time at university –   If you’re joining us from outside the UK, there are
                                                                                         Goldsmiths. If you have any questions, get in
                                                                                         touch and they’ll point you in the right direction.
whether things are going well      plenty of exciting opportunities to get involved
                                   and find out all you need to know about your          Advice
or if you’re going through         new life as a student in London. Why not take         The Student Centre has a confidential service,
a tough patch.                     a sightseeing boat trip on the river Thames as        where staff can support you with welfare
                                   we explore iconic sights, or make friends from        matters like finance, consumer issues, and
                                   around the world at an international meet             housing. They can also assist you with your
                                   and greet hosted by the Students’ Union?              student loan enquiries, and help you access
                                                                                         discretionary funding in cases of hardship.
                                   We try to put everything in place so that
                                   you have a great time meeting other new               Inclusion and learning support
                                   students and getting to know the campus               If you need advice and guidance on reasonable
                                   and everything Goldsmiths has to offer.               adjustments and additional support (including
                                                                                         Disabled Students Allowances [DSA]) you
                                                                                         can get in touch with our Learning Support            Emotional and mental health
                                                                                         Officers. The team can also advise on how to          Our Wellbeing team assists students who
                                                                                         obtain evidence for those who think they may          experience emotional or personal issues affecting
                                                                                         have a specific learning difficulty (dyslexia,        their mental health. The team provides a daily
                                                                                         dyspraxia, ADD etc). Short screenings and             drop-in service, counselling and wellbeing one-to-
                                                                                         full assessments are provided at a subsidised         ones, and holds workshops and group activities
                                                                                         rate. We also have a Study Skills Team offering       throughout the year. Topics include dealing
                                                                                         bookable 30-minute one-to-one sessions to assist      with stress, procrastination, resilience, ‘finding
                                                                                         you in developing your academic skills. The           your voice’, and meditation. The team can also
                                                                                         team also contributes to a series of academic         support students experiencing mental ill-health
                                                                                         skills workshops throughout the year.                 to access local NHS and specialist services.
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Peer Assisted Learning (PAL)                          Your academic department                        English language support                            Chaplaincy
Get the most out of your studies by attending
a weekly PAL session. PAL helps first-year
                                                      You’ll have a personal tutor in your
                                                      department to support you academically          during your studies                                 The Chaplaincy is a multi-faith team here for
                                                                                                                                                          everyone, regardless of religious beliefs and
students settle into university life. Sessions        and advise you on other support services.       We offer in-sessional academic language             practices. They welcome anyone who wants
provide a safe space for first years to explore and   There’s also a Departmental Student             development courses for students enrolled           someone to talk to, or just spend time with.
get to know their subject, course and classmates.     Coordinator – a fellow student who is there     on Goldsmiths degrees who don’t speak
They are run by experienced students who know
exactly what it’s like to start at uni, so they can
                                                      to represent you on academic issues.            English as their first language. All in-sessional
                                                                                                      courses are designed to develop your language
help you get the most out of your time. You can
even chat to the PAL team before you arrive at        Academic writing                                and study skills in line with the academic
                                                                                                      tasks you will face on your degree.
                                                                                                                                                          If you live in halls of residence or close to
                                                                                                                                                          campus you can register at one of several nearby
Goldsmiths. Find out more at gold.ac.uk/pal           Need advice on writing your essays or                                                               surgeries. There’s also an NHS Walk-in Centre
or by emailing pal@gold.ac.uk                                                                         Courses aim to:
                                                      presenting your work? We run sessions on                                                            close to the campus open 365 days a year.
See page 19 to read what one of our mentors           academic literacy, study skills, and language   • Give you an awareness of the conventions
and students using the scheme said about it.          development. You can also book an appointment     and requirements of traditional academic
                                                      with one of our resident Royal Literary           writing and presentations
                                                      Fellows – professional writers who can help     • Help you expand and develop language
                                                      you improve your essay-writing skills.            that applies in your area of study
                                                                                                      • Familiarise you with other written
                                                                                                        genres (for example, letters requesting
                                                                                                        sponsorship, non-traditional creative
                                                                                                        essay forms, or exam techniques)
                                                                                                      Courses run for two hours each week during
                                                                                                      the autumn and spring terms, and in many
                                                                                                      cases relate directly to your subject of study.
                                                                                                      As well as courses for second-language speakers,
                                                                                                      some departments also arrange short workshops
                                                                                                      on academic conventions and study skills for
                                                                                                      native English speakers.

Find out more
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                                 Key fact
                                 18% of our students are
                                 from outside the EU

                                 International impact
                                 We have students from around 140 countries, and
                                 provide a welcoming international atmosphere.
                                 Our academics are just as cosmopolitan, and

                                 their diverse experience and perspectives enrich
                                 their teaching. In the most recent Research
                                 Excellence Framework (REF), nearly three
                                 quarters of our research was rated as world-
                                 leading or internationally excellent. This means
Goldsmiths is an                 you’ll be working alongside academics who
international institution        lead their fields and influence global debate.
that works with universities     Country-specific information
                                 On our website you’ll find information relating
and creative organisations       to individual countries, including: how to apply;
                                                                                     •   University of Gothenburg
across the globe. This helps     country visits; entry requirements; fees and
                                                                                     •   University of Helsinki
to create a thriving, exciting   funding; local representatives. Find out more
                                 by visiting gold.ac.uk/international/regions
                                                                                     •   University of Lisbon
and inclusive community.                                                             •   University of Luxembourg
                                 Erasmus+                                            •   University of Malta
                                 In many of our departments it’s possible            •   University of Peloponnese
                                 to study abroad for a term as part of the           •   University of Rotterdam
                                 Erasmus+ programme. At undergraduate                •   University of Vienna
                                 level we have exchange agreements                   •   University of Warsaw
                                 with the following institutions:
                                                                                     Find out more at gold.ac.uk/erasmus
                                 •   American University, Bulgaria
                                 •   CEU San Pablo University, Madrid                Study Abroad
                                 •   Dalarna University, Sweden                      International students have the opportunity
                                 •   Humboldt University of Berlin                   to come to Goldsmiths to live, study and
                                 •   Roskilde University, Denmark                    socialise with undergraduate students, and
                                 •   University of Amsterdam                         the opportunity to gain academic credits from
                                 •   University of Cologne                           a British university. Find out more about the
                                 •   University of Copenhagen                        programme at gold.ac.uk/studyabroad
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                                Open Days
                                At our friendly Open Days you can chat
                                                                                     Explore our buzzing
                                to staff, tour the campus, and attend
                                talks and events. We plan lots of events
                                                                                     campus at an Open Day,
                                throughout the year: check the latest dates          or from the comfort
                                and book online at gold.ac.uk/open-days
                                Virtual Open Day
                                                                                     of your home during
                                If you can’t make it to an Open Day, our             a Virtual Open Day
                                Virtual Open Day gives you the chance to
                                experience Goldsmiths on your computer
                                or tablet, and put your questions to staff and
                                students during regular web chats. Access
                                our Virtual Open Day and register for web
                                chats at gold.ac.uk/open-days/virtual
                                Campus tours
                                Take a look around the campus and get
                                a feel for the area during a student-led tour.
                                Check when the next tours are happening
                                at gold.ac.uk/campus-tours

                                You’re also welcome to come and take a
                                look around the campus on your own during
                                working hours. It’s best to visit during term time
                                when the campus is full of students – you’ll
                                find details at gold.ac.uk/term-dates
The best way to experience      Masterclasses and summer schools
Goldsmiths is to visit us.      We run subject-based masterclasses and
                                summer schools, delivered by leading academic
You’ll really get a feel for    staff, throughout the year. They’re a chance
the place – from the exciting   to experience university life while gaining
                                skills that can help your application. Find out
things that go on here to the   more at gold.ac.uk/schools-and-colleges
welcoming atmosphere.           Events
                                Music recitals, degree shows and other lively
                                and inspirational public events take place almost
                                every day at Goldsmiths. Feel free to come along;
                                you can check listings at gold.ac.uk/events
                                Applicant Days
                                Once you’ve applied and we’ve offered you
                                a place, you’ll be invited to an Applicant Day,
                                where you can find out more about your
                                course and meet people in your department.

                                Find out more
At Goldsmiths we combine
           thinking with doing. You’ll be
           taught by people who will
           open your mind to new ideas.
           And you’ll learn how to apply
           these concepts to the real world.

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                                                                                                           Our graduates have
                                                                                                           gone on to work for
                                                                                                           the UN, World Bank,
                                                                                                           BBC, NGOs, law firms,
                                                                                                           media companies
                                                                                                           and CSR (corporate
                                                                                                           social responsibility)
                                                                                                           consultancies, while
        Understand society and                      Why study anthropology at Goldsmiths?                  others have pursued
                                                    Anthropology examines what it means to
       our place in it by studying                  be human in different parts of the world.
                                                                                                           academic careers

     anthropology in a department                   At Goldsmiths we look at the subject from
                                                    a contemporary perspective, using it as a lens
     that’s been ranked first in the                to explore everything from myth and ritual to
       UK for effective teaching.                   new technologies, and from gender inequality           Key facts
                                                    to power and difference.                               We are ranked first in the
                                                                                                           UK for effective teaching
                 Student insight                    You’ll explore the subject of anthropology in          (Guardian University
 “Before joining Goldsmiths I was in an all-girls   a local and global context, and in relation to other   League Tables 2017) and
  catholic high school in Jakarta, which is very    disciplines including media, politics, religion,       sixth in the UK for the
                                                                                                           quality of our research†
   much my comfort zone. I found out about          philosophy and psychology. We are unique in the
Goldsmiths from my sister, and decided that this    UK in offering a dedicated undergraduate degree
  university might suit my interests and be the     in visual anthropology that will teach you to use a
  place where I can learn and thrive. I’m glad I    range of media – digital video, still photography,
chose to study in London because I got to learn     sound – to investigate anthropological issues.
                                                                                                           Find out more
to be independent by living outside my comfort      After all, we want you to graduate with a degree       gold.ac.uk/anthropology
 zone. I am finding the course to be interesting    that has weight and genuine application in the
 and exciting. I am happy to be around people       real world. Which is why we make sure you
   who are open, critical, and creative in their    study anthropology’s core methods and theories
       ways of expressing their opinions.”          alongside specialist subject areas relevant to
          Rachel, BA Anthropology & Media
                                                    contemporary life.
                                                    The Goldsmiths campus has a thriving
                                                    international community, so you’ll be able to
                                                    study with a global mix of students, giving you
                                                    a wider range of anthropological perspectives.         Programme                                                      A-level/BTEC                 Additional requirements

                                                    And you could also study abroad. The Department        BA (Hons) Anthropology                                         A-level: BBB                 —
                                                    of Anthropology offers an Erasmus+ exchange            gold.ac.uk/ug/ba-anthropology                                  BTEC: DDM
                                                    programme, which could see you living in a             BA (Hons) Anthropology & Media                                 A-level: BBB                 —
                                                    European city for part of your degree.                 gold.ac.uk/ug/ba-anthropology-media                            BTEC: DDM

                                                    Our students rate their time and experience            BA (Hons) Anthropology & Sociology                             A-level: BBB                 —
                                                                                                           gold.ac.uk/ug/ba-anthropology-sociology                        BTEC: DDM
                                                    with us very highly. In the 2016 National Student
                                                    Survey (NSS), anthropology at Goldsmiths               BA (Hons) Anthropology & Visual Practice                       A-level: BBB                 —
                                                    received a high score of 94% for the overall           gold.ac.uk/ug/ba-anthropology-visual-practice                  BTEC: DDM
                                                    quality of our teaching.                               BA (Hons) History & Anthropology                               A-level: BBB                 —
                                                                                                           gold.ac.uk/ug/ba-history-anthropology                          BTEC: DDM
                                                                                                           Integrated Degree in Anthropology                              —                            —
                                                                                                           (including Foundation Year)
                                                                                                           We accept a wide range of qualifications in addition to the ones listed here. See pages 108-109 for more information.
                                                                                                           Please check online prospectus entries for details of any additional entrance requirements.
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