Goldsmiths, University of London has over 10,000 students and a thriving international community. With students from 114 countries, they provide a welcoming and broad-minded environment for studying in London.
They’re in the world’s top 100 universities for the arts and humanities, and they’ve been recognised as one of the UK’s top creative universities as voted for by students.
At Goldsmiths you’ll be part of a diverse student community. You’ll meet new people who’ll become your friends for life, and there’s so much for you to get involved with outside of your studies.
There’s no typical student experience at Goldsmiths. When you’re not studying, take your pick from some of the great things happening on campus, in the local area, and in London to help you get the most from life at Goldsmiths.
Goldsmiths offers a broad range of undergraduate, postgraduate and short courses, including programmes in the following subject areas:Anthropology, Art, Community Studies, Computing, Cultural Studies, Design, Economics, Educational Studies, English, English for Academic Purposes, History, History of Art, International Pathways, Management Studies, Media & Communications, Music, Politics, Psychology, Social Work, Sociology, Theatre and Performance and Therapeutic Studies.
Goldsmiths has a wide range of facilities to help you make the most of your time there and enabling you to develop your understanding of your chosen subject and investigate areas of interest beyond your studies.
A modern and flexible learning space, the library has numerous facilities for group and individual study and offers computer workstations, language learning materials and an extensive collection of printed, audio-visual and electronic resources. As a Goldsmiths degree student you’re also able to borrow books from the University of London Library, Senate House.
As well as the Clubpulse gym, Goldsmiths’ campus has tennis and netball courts and a large backfield perfect for football. Goldsmiths Students’ Union offers a huge variety of sports societies, both recreational and competitive.
Nine specialist research laboratories (casting, constructed textiles, digital media, fine art printmaking, metalwork, photography, print and dye, stitch and fabric, woodwork) and a yarn store are available for art students, alongside studio spaces.
All Design students have their own dedicated studio space within the Department and there are electronics for prototyping circuits as well as workshop facilities, a computing suite, a textile studio and a dark room.
The Electronic Music Studios comprises a suite of working areas for undergraduate & postgraduate students wishing to explore the creative potential of studio equipment & audio software in relation to composition, live electronics, interactive performance, sound-art, acoustic ecology and research. The Department of Music also benefits from suites of practice rooms and a recital hall (with its majestic Steinway Model D concert piano).
Theatre students can benefit from a 160-seat theatre, four performance studios, scenography workshop, wardrobe and props stores, a media studio for video and sound editing and specialist technicians on-site for support.
A digital and analogue acquisition for time-based media and photography, radio and TV studios, photography studios, digital video and audio editing equipment, ENPS facilities, animation and image manipulation software and hardware, traditional darkrooms and computer rooms for student production are all available on site.
The campus wireless network enables you to access the web, your College shared files, and e-mail from your own laptop. All halls of residence have internet access.The Rutherford Building is well-equipped for IT facilities including both PCs and Apple Macs, e-mail facilities and internet access, scanners and video editing equipment. Help Desk staff are available to answer your queries. See IT Services for the full range of facilities offered.
There are a variety of eating options on campus including Loafers cafe, the Refectory canteen, grab and go services at Tastte shop and The POD, and Natura, a vegan and vegetarian cafe on the first floor of the Students’ Union.
Whenever you need help or advice, there’s always someone to turn to at Goldsmiths. Throughout your studies and even after your graduation Goldsmiths can offer help with a whole range of issues from bursaries and scholarships to counselling, nursery services and peer mentoring. Read more about the support on offer.
At Goldsmiths there are a variety of accommodation options:
- Just over 1,000 places in Goldsmiths halls of residence in New Cross and nearby Brockley within walking distance of the campus (most less than five minutes away)
Student accommodation that’s 20-30 minutes away by Overground (Mansion Wharf and Student Castle)
- Private rental opportunities in surrounding areas
- Priority is given to new full-time undergraduate and postgraduate students living outside of London travelcard zones 1-9* [*deadlines apply].
- There are just over 1,000 places in houses and purpose-built residences available within walking distance of Goldsmiths.
- Over 800 rooms have their own en suite facilities (showers, washbasins and toilets).
- The accommodation consists of single study bedrooms in buildings ranging from converted period houses to more traditional halls of residence.
- All accommodation is self-catered, containing shared kitchens and all of our halls have the facility to connect to the internet. This ranges from direct room access, wireless common rooms and personal telephone lines (private contracts would be required at an additional cost).
- All of the accommodation is mixed. Each hall has a variety of students from different degrees and of different nationalities, giving you the opportunity to mix with a wide range of people.
- Every hall also has a team of staff nearby, including administrative staff, Resident Assistants, and security. There will always be someone available to contact day and night.