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Goldsmiths, University of London

Lewisham | South East England

Creative Political City

Ucas code: G56

At Goldsmiths we offer undergraduate opportunities in subjects covering the arts and humanities, social sciences, cultural studies, computing, and entrepreneurial business and management. Goldsmiths is located in New Cross, south-east London. Vibrant, urban and with great transport connections to Central London, it's an ideal base for experiencing and enjoying the capital.
Source:Goldsmiths, University of London website

What students say about this university

Dialog 612 comments (163 students)
    • Academic Experience

      The BMus(Hons) Music course at Goldsmiths is an intellectually challenging course, regardless of the course units you may...

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      2013, 3rd year, Types Of Music

      Academic Experience

      The BMus(Hons) Music course at Goldsmiths is an intellectually challenging course, regardless of the course units you may choose to take as part of the course. Essays are the main form of assessment for the music course although depending on your course choices there may also be a written exam or a performance exam involved. Feedback on the course is usually detailed and very helpful although sometimes you may have to wait longer than the average 3 week waiting period to get feedback on your work. The music facilities at Goldsmiths are really good, especially the Electronic Music Studio(s) and the music technology suites.

      2013, 3rd year, Types Of Music

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    • Academic Experience

      My course contains 4 lectures per week which comes up to about 9hours of teaching. In addition to that there is on average 8...

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      2013, 2nd year, Academic Studies In Education (Across Phases)

      Academic Experience

      My course contains 4 lectures per week which comes up to about 9hours of teaching. In addition to that there is on average 8 hours of self study per week. My course is very diverse and covers many fields relating to education such as psychology, sociology, anthropology, history and philosophy. It is wry interesting and can be a bit challenging at times. Nearly all of my course work I essay apart from the practical module where we get to do visual art, music, filming and drama. We have facilities to do all projext.

      2013, 2nd year, Academic Studies In Education (Across Phases)

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    • Academic Experience

      The amount of teaching given is fairly reasonable, because independent study is encouraged. However there is plenty of support...

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      2013, 3rd year, Sociology Not Elsewhere Classified

      Academic Experience

      The amount of teaching given is fairly reasonable, because independent study is encouraged. However there is plenty of support available from tutors and they are more than happy to see you or communicate via email. I found particular tutors to be more helpful than others and once you have found the right person, academic life gets so much easier and manageable. My course was challenging but because it was something that interested me and I had studied strands of it in a levels, it was not too difficult to grasp. And if there were aspects that didn't click so easily the tutors were a silane to clear things up. However you won't be expected to remember or understand everything. The work load was bearable if you don't leave it til the last minute and feedback was always prompt and helpful.

      2013, 3rd year, Sociology Not Elsewhere Classified

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    • The downside

      Student Union could organise more nights. Involve more people in activism.

      2012, 2nd year, Media Studies Not Elsewhere Classified

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    • The upside

      Night life, politics, societies

      2012, 4th year, English Literature

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    • Everyday expenses

      very easy but i'm a mature student

      2012, 1st year, Media Studies Not Elsewhere Classified

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How students describe this university

We asked more than 11,000 undergraduates to say how far they would describe their uni as having the following characteristics. We carry out this analysis where we have scores from at least 30 students. You can also see whether these ratings are high, medium or low compared to other universities.

Political

79%

HIGH

Sporty

36%

LOW

Diverse local nightlife

54%

MED

Creative

90%

HIGH

Varied union activities

62%

MED

Vital stats

Sources: NSS, DLHE & HESA
% of graduates in work or further study 96% MED
Average graduate salary £18.2k MED
Student score 78% MED

Overall student satisfaction

83%

of students are very or quite satisfied with this university

Number of students

8,525

students attended last year

Undergraduate / Postgraduate

66%

of students are undergrads

Full-time / Part-time

13%

of students are part-time

Male / Female

67%

of students are female

Young / Mature

22%

of students aged over 21

UK / Non-UK

26%

of students here are from outside the UK

Student union satisfaction

49%

of students are very or quite satisfied with the student union

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